The Walsh 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 Sarah von Thun-Hohenstein and Olga Maria Campano Beeck.

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Board Leadership

  • Sarah von Thun-Hohenstein, (SFS’82, P’15)
    Chair, Board of Advisors
  • Olga Maria Campano Beeck, (SFS’81, P’15, ‘17, ’18)
    Vice Chair, Board of Advisors

    President, Alberto & Olga Maria Beeck Family Foundation
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Board Members

  • Lindsey Argalas, (MSFS’98)
    Chief Operating Officer, TaxBit 
  • Colleen Bell, (P’22)
    U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, 2014-2017
  • Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson, (SFS’90, MSFS’90, P’20, ’23)
    Inaugural Executive Director, McCourt Institute
  • Steven P. Buffone, (SFS’80, P’11, ’14, ’15, ’20)
    Retired Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
  • Alma Caballero, (SFS’13, LAS’15)
    Regional Director at McLarty Associates
  • Stephen D. Cashin, (SFS’79, P’10, ’13)
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Capital. LLC
  • Danny Chiu, (SFS’89)
    Chairman and CEO, Morrison Express Corp.
  • Michael Cling, (SFS’98)
    Partner, Tremblant Capital
  • Anthony R. Coscia, (SFS’81, P’10, ’12, ’16)
    Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP
  • Brionne Dawson, (SFS’02)
    Emerging Markets Lead, Google
  • Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, (SFS’77)
    Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
  • Patricia M. Duff, (SFS’76)
    Chair/Founder, The Common Good
  • Jonathan Farber, (SFS’90, P’24, ’26, ’27)
    Co-Founder and Managing Director, Lime Rock
  • Alex Farman-Farmaian, (P’23, ’25)
    Partner and Vice Chairman of the Investment Committee, Edgewood Management
  • Lulu Garcia-Navarro, (SFS’94)
    Lulu Garcia-Navarro – New York Times Opinion
  • 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, P’24) 
    Founder and Co-CEO of MutualMarkets
  • Antonio Gracias, (SFS’92, MSFS’93, P’27)
    Founder and CEO, Valor Equity Partners
  • Andrew Gundlach, (SFS’93, MSFS’94, P’26)
    Director, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Holdings/First Eagle Funds
  • Caroline Heinz-Youness, (SFS’84, P’14, ’18)
  • Joan Hill, (P’16)
  • Cecilie Rohwedder Horvath, (SFS’90, P’26)
    Contributor, Wall Street Journal
  • Tim Hughes, (SFS’94)
    Senior Vice President, Global Business and Government Affairs, SpaceX
  • Mehmet Kirdar, (SFS’97)
    Managing Director, Shepherd Futures
  • Dan Klebes, (SFS’85)
    Representative Director and President, GreenOak Investment Management, Japan
  • Jody LaNasa, (SFS’91)
    Founder and Managing Partner, Serengeti Asset Management
  • Jennifer Tod Lee, (SFS’92, P’25, ’27)
  • Matthew J. Lustig, (SFS’82, P’20, ’23)
    Chairman, North America Investment Banking; Head of Real Estate & Lodging, Lazard
  • Preston Marquis, (SFS’16, SSP’17)
    Student at Harvard Law School 
  • Virginia L. Mortara, (P’04, ’09)
    President, The Michael and Virginia Mortara Foundation
  • Brian Newman, (SFS’90, P’21, ’25)
    Chief Financial Officer, UPS Inc.
  • Adam Norwitt, (SFS’91, P’26)
    CEO, Amphenol
  • Katrina O’Connell, (SFS’90)
    Chief Financial Officer at Gap Inc.
  • Paul F. Pelosi, (SFS’62, P’88, ’89, ’91, ’95)
    Chair Emeritus, Board of Advisors
    President, Financial Leasing Services, Inc.
  • Mitchell Rutter, (P’12, ’14, ’20)
    CEO and Founding Partner, Essex Capital Partners, Ltd.
  • Yunho Song, (SFS’86, P’23)
    Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO, Ping An Bank
  • Faisal Sukhtian, (SFS’06)
    Executive Director, GMS Holdings
  • Susan Swanezy, (SFS’81)
    Partner, Hodes Weill & Associates
  • Nick Talwar, (SFS’95)
    CEO of CircleUp
  • Stephanie von Friedeburg, (SFS’87, P’17, ’20)
    Managing Director for DFI Strategic Partnerships, Citibank
  • Zaid Zaid, (SFS’97)
    Head of U.S. Public Policy, Cloudflare
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