The role of the Maxwell School Advisory Board is to provide advice and counsel to the dean and other school leaders. The board plays a key role in helping to shape the School's future. Board members are accomplished, distinguished members of the world of business, government, law, education, and beyond. Many of them are also graduates of the Maxwell School. They share a keen appreciation for the mission of the School, and, with their worldly perspective, they help assure that Maxwell grows and adapts in ways that are tactically sound and well-geared to the public sectors that Maxwell ultimately serves. The board meets twice each year, and gathers at other times as needed in smaller groups to address specific issues.
Note: Members marked with an asterisk serve also as members of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees.
Alwaleed bin Talal bin AbdulAziz Alsaud ’85 MSSc/’99 LLD
Founder and President, Kingdom
Andrew T. Berlin ’83 BA
Chairman and CEO, Berlin Packaging
Jill Bodkin ’77 MPA
Chair and CEO, Golden Heron Enterprises
John H. Chapple* ’75 BA
President, Hawkeye Investments LLC
Gerald B. Cramer* ’52 BS/’10 Hon
Managing Director, GOM Capital LLC
Cathy Daicoff ’79 MPA
Managing Director, Policy and Regulation Coordination, Standard & Poor’s
Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, Jr. USN Ret.
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (ret.)
Patrick Hennigan ’75 MPA/’78 PhD
Managing Director (ret.), Public Finance Department, Morgan Stanley
Walter G. Montgomery ’67 BA
CEO and Partner, RLM Finsbury, LLC
Ronald P. O’Hanley III ’80 BA
President, Asset Management and Corporate Services, Fidelity Investments
Sean O’Keefe ’78 MPA
Chairman & CEO, EADS North America
Susan C.V. Penny* ’70 BA
Private Investment Consultant
Howard G. Phanstiel* ’70 BA/’71 MPA
Chairman and CEO, Phanstiel
W. Terry Pigott ‘79 BS
Principal, Glacier Peak Capital Management LLC
Maj. Gen. Arnold P. Punaro, USMC Ret.
CEO, The Punaro Group
H. Lewis Rapaport ’59 BA
CEO, Component Assembly Systems, Inc.
Caroline Rapking ’82 MPA
Vice President (ret.), Global Public Sector, CGI Inc.
George Schaefer ’74 MPA
Retired Energy Executive
Claude A. Seguin ’74 MPA/’78 PhD
Senior Vice President, Corporate
Development and Strategic Investments, CGI Group Inc.
Donna E. Shalala ’70 MSSc/
’70 PhD/’87 LLD
President, University of Miami
Michael A. Smith ’74 MSSc/
’75 MA/’75 PhD
Sports Business Consultant
Eugene Sunshine ’72 MPA
Senior VP Business & Finance,
Paul A. Volcker ’08 Hon
Chair/CEO (ret.), Wolfensohn & Co.
Richard J. Wilhelm '68 BA
Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
James T. Willie ’98 MPA
Grant Review and Policy Specialist, Corporation for National and
Stephen S. York ‘71 BA
Partner, McAloon & Friedman
Joseph A. Strasser ’53 BA/
CFO (ret.), City of Jacksonville (Fla.)