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.


B. Ben Baldanza '84 B.A.
Former CEO, Spirit Airlines

Carol Becker '76 B.A.
Owner, William Greenberg Desserts

Andrew T. Berlin* '83 B.A.
Chairman and CEO (ret.), Berlin Packaging

Stephen Brodsky '93 B.A.
Chief Strategy Officer, R.J. O’Brien & Associates

John H. Chapple* '75 B.A.
President, Hawkeye Investments LLC

Nicole Collier '00 M.P.A.
VP of Federal Government Affairs, Procter & Gamble

Cathy Daicoff '79 M.P.A., Vice Chair, Maxwell Advisory Board
Managing Director (ret.), S&P Global

Mary Daly '94 Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank – San Francisco

Wesley C. Dias '74 B.A.
CEO, Argosy Consulting Group LLC

Felipe Estefan '10 M.A.I.R./M.S.P.R.
Investment Director & Head of Washington, DC Office, Luminate

Amma Felix '95 B.A./'01 M.P.A.
President & CEO, Collegiate Directions, Inc.

Kelly Flannery '00 B.A.
Chief Financial Officer, City of Charlotte

Javier Font '92 M.P.A.
Founder and Executive Vice President, Intelligence & Public Affairs

Michael G. Fox '95 B.A.
Co-Founder, BSTEVR Inc. 

Lisa Gordon '90 M.P.A.
President and CEO, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Stephen Hagerty '91 B.S./ '93 M.P.A.
President, Hagerty Consulting Inc.

Allegra Ivey '99 M.P.A.
Managing Director, Global Banking & Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Nancy Jacobson '94 B.A.
Founder and CEO, No Labels

Anjali Joseph '19 M.P.A.
Senior Policy Analyst, New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations

David Kelso '68 B.A.
Vice Chairman of Private Banking (ret.), J.P. Morgan and Company

Erik Larson '83 B.A.
Managing Director, Management Committee Member and Global Head for Quantitative Methodology and Analytics, Promontory, an IBM Company

Travis Mason '06 B.A.
Operating Partner, Seven Seven Six

Christopher Meek '92 B.A./'18 E.M.P.A.
Senior Director of Global Relationship Management, S&P Global & Director/Chair, Soldier Strong, Inc.

Ronald P. O'Hanley III* '80 B.A. Chair, Maxwell Advisory Board
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, State Street Corporation

John Palmer
University Professor and Dean Emeritus, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Kristen Patel '90 B.A.
Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs

Howard G. Phanstiel* '70 B.A./'71 M.P.A.
Chairman and CEO, Phanstiel Enterprises LLC

H. Lewis Rapaport '59 B.A. 
CEO, Component Assembly Systems, Inc.

Jeffrey Scruggs*
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Aysha Seedat '16 B.A.
Analyst, Fitch Ratings

Donna E. Shalala '70 M.S.Sc./ '70 Ph.D./'87 LLD
Trustee Professor of Political Science, University of Miami

Nate Shanok '98 B.S.
Managing Director, Tishman Speyer

Elizabeth Stearns
Chair, The Judy Fund

David Sulek '88 B.A.
Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

W. Lynn Tanner '75 Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Chairman, TEC Canada

Richard L. Thompson* '67 M.A./ '15 Hon.
Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Brian White '02 M.P.A.
Partner, DBO Partners

Debra Whitman '97 Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, AARP

Susan Willie '99 M.P.A.
Chief, Public and Private Mandates, Congressional Budget Office

Steve Zimba '86 B.A./'87 M.P.A.
Co-Founder and CEO, Nulia

Honorary Members

Alwaleed bin Talal bin AbdulAziz Alsaud '85 M.S.Sc./'99 LLD
Founder and President, Kingdom Holding Co.

Molly Broad '62 B.A.
President (ret.), American Council on Education

Samuel V. Goekjian '52 B.A. 
Chairman & CEO (ret.), Intracon Associates LLC

Susan C.V. Penny* '70 B.A.
Office Manager, Radomir D. Stevanovic MD PC

Joseph A. Strasser '53 B.A./ '58 M.P.A./'20 Hon.
CFO (ret.), City of Jacksonville (Fla.)