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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.

Joseph Czyzyk, Chairman, Board of Advisors
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mercury Air Group, Inc.


William S. Banowsky, MA '94 (In Memoriam)
Former President
Pepperdine University
President Emeritus
University of Oklahoma

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

Jack Kemp (In Memoriam)
Founder and Chair
Kemp Partners 

Michael Novak (In Memoriam) 
Former George Frederick
Jewett Chair in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy
American Enterprise Institute 

Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.
President and CEO of Politico




Viggo Butler (MA '80)
United Airports Limited

Rod Campbell (In Memoriam)
Automotive Performance Partners, LLC

Frank Cornell
FWC Realty Services 

Lisa Cowell
Senior Executive Vice President
Lowy Family Group

Peggy Grande
Executive Assistant to
President Ronald W. Reagan 1989-1999

Cynthia Guerrero (MPP '04)
Principal and Founder 
CG Consulting Group, Inc.

Jay S. Hoffman
Managing Partner
28 Entertainment 

Colene Johnson

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

Jonathan T. Kemp
Vice President
DCI Group

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

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

Jong Lee

Darrell Levonian
Executive Vice President/ Managing Partner
Kidder Mathews 

Ernest Maldonado 

William Mortensen
Chairman Emeritus
First Federal Bank of California

Nicole Neily (MPP '06)
Speech First 

Gary Oakland
Chairman & CEO
The Oakland Companies


Stephen E. Olson (MBA '73)
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

Ronald Plotkin

Gary Polson
Chief Executive Officer
Cydcor, Inc.

Walter Poser
Founder and Principal
Poser Investments, Inc. 

James Puckett
Project Manager
Allan and Marilyn Puckett Foundation 

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

Margaret Sheppard

Eryn Witcher Tillman
Bechtel Director of Public Affairs
Hoover Institution 

Bechtel Director of Public Affairs 
Keith Tobias 
President and Chief Executive Officer
Red Plane Enterprises, Inc.

Robert A. Virtue
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

Barry L. Wolfe
Managing Director
Marsh Private Client Services

Johnny Zamrzla
President and Chief Executive Officer
Western Pacific Roofing Corporation