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Board of Advisors

School of Public Policy Board of Visitors - Pepperdine University

Members of the board are a collection of national policy, business, and community leaders who support our mission and share our commitment to a more expansive approach to public policy, an approach that recognizes the central importance of civil society, faith, and free-markets. Most importantly, board members share our strong belief that public leadership, perhaps more than any other field, requires a strong moral and ethical paradigm.


Edwin J. Feulner
Former President
The Heritage Foundation

Steve Forbes
President and Chief Executive Officer
Forbes, Inc.

Robert Hertzberg
Speaker Emeritus
California State Assembly
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw

Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.
Director, Center on Public Civility
Ronald Reagan Foundation and Institute


Viggo Butler (MA '80)
United Airports Limited

Frank W. Cornell, Ⅲ (MBA '78, EdD '84)
President and Chief Executive Officer 
FWC Realty Services 

Charlotte Day

Ramsey Day

Doug De Groote
Managing Director
De Groote Financial Group

Maureen Grace
Clinical Psychologist (Retired)

Peggy Grande  ('89)
Executive Assistant to President
Ronald W. Reagan

Cynthia Guerrero (MPP '04)
California Strategies, LLC

Robert M. Hertzberg
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, LLP

Jay S. Hoffman
Managing Partner
28 Entertainment 

Glen A. Holden (In Memoriam)
United States Ambassador (Retired)
Managing Partner
The Holden Company

Colene Johnson

Jeffery Jones (MPP '02)
Assistant Director and Research Fellow
Hoover Institution
Stanford University

Jonathan T. Kemp ('94, MBA '07)
Kemp Strategies

Cathryn Kingsbury ('97, MPP '99)
The Livingston Group, LLC

Donald Knabe
Supervisor, 4th District (Retired)
County of Los Angeles 

Jong Lee
Chairman and Managing Director
RGL Holdings, Ltd.

Darrell Levonian
Executive Vice President/Managing Director
Kidder Mathews 

Ernest Maldonado ('76, MP '80)
Captain (Retired)
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Chandra Melton ('99, JD '02)
Melton and Associates, Inc.

Nicole Neily (MPP '06)
Speech First

Gary Oakland
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Oakland Companies

Stephen E. Olson (MBA '73)
Executive Chair
The Olson Company

Nishan Partamian
Investment Advisor Representative
Trinity Asset Management

Jason Pates ('95, MPP '99)
Lead Consultant
Cisco Systems 

James Piereson
William E. Simon Foundation

Kasey Pipes
Partner and Co-Founder
High Water Strategies

Ronald Plotkin
Communications Planning Corporation

Gary Polson
Chief Executive Officer
Cydcor, Inc.

Walter L. Poser
Poser Investments, Inc. 

James Puckett (MBA '12)
Project Manager
Allan and Marilyn Puckett Foundation 

Kevin Richardson (JD '82)
Heartland Solutions Group, Inc.

Margaret Sheppard

Eryn Witcher Tillman ('97, MPP '99)
Associate Director and Bechtel Director of Public Affairs
Hoover Institution 

Keith Tobias 
President and Chief Executive Officer
Red Plane Enterprises, Inc.

Robert A. Virtue
Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Virco Manufacturing Corporation

Carol Wallace

Charity Wallace ('97)
Vice President of Global Women's Initiative
at the George W. Bush Presidential Center

Michael Y. Warder, Sr. 
The Warder Consultancy

Lisa Smith Wengler

Barry L. Wolfe
Managing Director
Marsh Private Client Services

Johnny Zamrzla
President and Chief Executive Officer
Western Pacific Roofing Corporation