Board of Advisors

The School of Foreign Service benefits from the advice and guidance of a Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors is a group of engaged individuals united by the desire to assist SFS in maintaining its excellence into the future. The Board consists of approximately 35 members drawn from a community of business and civic leaders – many of whom are alumni or parents of students and all of whom share in and support SFS’ mission. The chair and vice chair of the Board of Advisors are Steven Buffone and Olga Maria Campano Beeck.

Contact Eleanor Jones in the Dean’s Office for more information about the SFS Board of Advisors.

Walsh School of Foreign Service – Board of Advisors

  • Steven P. Buffone, SFS’80, P’11, ’14, ’15, ’20
    Chair, Board of Advisors

    Kenilworth Advisors LLC
  • Olga Maria Campano Beeck, SFS’81, P’15, ‘17, ’18
    Vice Chair, Board of Advisors

    President, Alberto & Olga Maria Beeck Family Foundation
  • Paul F. Pelosi, SFS’62, P’88, ’89, ’91
    President, Financial Leasing Services, Inc. Chair Emeritus, Board of Advisors
  • Lindsey ArgalasMSFS’98
    Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff to the CEO, Intuit 
  • Colleen Bell, P’22
    U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, 2014-2017
  • Stephen D. Cashin, SFS’79, P’10, ’13
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Capital. LLC
  • Danny Chiu, SFS’89
    President and CEO of Morrison Express
  • Michael Cling, SFS’98
    Partner, Tremblant Capital
  • Anthony R. Coscia, SFS’81, P’10, ’12
    Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP
  • Paula Dobriansky, SFS’77
    Senior Fellow, JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Patricia M. Duff, SFS’76
    Chair/Founder, The Common Good
  • Maysoune Ghobash, SFS’89, P’22
    Managing Partner, Gulf Target Holdings
  • Amy Rauenhorst Goldman, SFS’86
    CEO and Chair, GHR Foundation
  • Alan Gould, SFS’83 
    Managing Director of Peak Opportunity Partners
  • Antonio Gracias, SFS’92, MSFS’93
    Founder and CEO, Valor Equity Partners
  • Andrew Gundlach, SFS’93, MSFS’94
    Director, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Holdings/First Eagle Funds
  • Caroline Heinz-Youness, SFS’84, P’14, ’18
  • Joan Hill, P’16
  • Edward J. Hoff, SFS’77, P’15
    Director of the John F. Kennedy Library and recently retired from IBM
  • Cecilie Rohwedder Horvath, SFS’90
    Contributor, Wall Street Journal
  • Tim Hughes, SFS’94
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel, SpaceX
  • Dan Klebes, SFS’85
    Representative Director and President of GreenOak Investment Management, Japan
  • Omar Lababidi, SFS’98
    CEO of Grand Moulins de Benin (GMB)
  • Jennifer Tod Lee, SFS’92
  • Matthew J. Lustig, SFS’82, P’20
    Head of Investment Banking, N.America Lazard Ltd.
  • George M. Marcus, P’91
    Chairman, Marcus & Millichap
  • Virginia L. Mortara, P’04, ’09
    President, The Michael and Virginia Mortara Foundation
  • Brian Newman, SFS’90, P’21
    Executive Vice President for Global Operations, PepsiCo
  • Adam Norwitt, SFS’91
    CEO, Amphenol
  • Mitchell Rutter P’12, ’14, ’20
    CEO and Founding Partner, Essex Capital Partners, Ltd.
  • Yunho Song, SFS’86
    Special Assistant to the President, Ping An Securities, Ltd.
  • Susan Swanezy, SFS’81
    Partner, Hodes Weill & Associates
  • C.C. Tung, P’93,’97
    Chairman, Orient Overseas International Limited
  • Sarah von Thun-Hohenstein, SFS’82, P’15