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Advisory Board

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 
Holding Co.

Andrew T. Berlin ’83 BA
Chairman and CEO, Berlin Packaging

Molly Corbett Broad '62 BA/ '09 Hon.
President, American Council on Education

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.)

Stephen Hagerty ’91 BS/ '93 MPA
President, Hagerty Consulting Inc.

Christopher Meek ’92 BA
Vice President, State Street Global Advisors & Director/Chair, Soldier Socks, Inc.

Walter G. Montgomery ’67 BA
CEO and Partner, RLM Finsbury, LLC

Ronald P. O’Hanley III ’80 BA  Chair, Maxwell Advisory Board
President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors

Susan C.V. Penny* ’70 BA
Private Investment Consultant

Howard G. Phanstiel* ’70 BA/’71 MPA
Chairman and CEO, Phanstiel 
Enterprises LLC

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.

Donna E. Shalala ’70 MSSc/
’70 PhD/’87 LLD
CEO, Clinton Foundation

Michael A. Smith ’74 MSSc/
’75 MA/’75 PhD
Sports Business Consultant

Eugene Sunshine ’72 MPA  
Senior VP Business & Finance, 
Northwestern University

W. Lynn Tanner ’75 Ph.D. 
President, TEC Canada  

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 
Community Service

Honorary Member

Joseph A. Strasser ’53 BA/
’58 MPA
CFO (ret.), City of Jacksonville (Fla.)