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Project for Cross Sector Leadership Events

The School of Public Policy's Project for Cross Sector Leadership hosts a variety of events locally and nationally.

Date Event Description

Re-building Better

Cohosted with C-Suite Quarterly (CSQ) and the Homeland Security Advisory Council at the School of Public Policy.

James Featherstone, Executive Director, Homeland Security Advisory Council

Wendy Gruel, Former Los Angeles City Controller, City Council Member, HSAC Board Member, City of Los Angeles & HSAC

Emily Kane, Founder and CEO, Ethos Giving

Peter Lowy, Principle, The Lowy Family Group

Pete Peterson, dean, Pepperdine School of Public Policy


Mapping the Future: Leadership in Search of a Sense of Place

Cohosted with the City of Santa Monica. 

Kate Coleman, Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI), Harvard University

Stephen Goldsmith
Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Pete Peterson, dean, School of Public Policy


Inaugural Cross Sector Leadership Conference

Karen Baker, Chief Service Office, State of CA

Interactive Panel 1: Cross Sector Leadership in Crisis Management:
Pete Peterson, Dean, Pepperdine School of Public Policy
James Featherstone, President and CEO, Los Angeles Homeland Security Advisory
Kevin McGowan, Director, Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services
Nick Razum, Director, Amgen Global Security

Non Profit Sector Perspective:
Robert Egger, Founder and President, L.A. Kitchen

Interactive Panel 2: Cross Sector Leadership in Economic Development:
Korin Crawford
Marty J. Alvarado
Jim Mayer, President and CEO, California Forward
Morgan Keay, CEO and Founder, Motive International LLC

Keynote Presentation: Future of Cross Sector Leadership:
Jonathan McBride, Managing Director, BlackRock

Interactive Panel 3: Cross Sector Leadership in Serving Our Children:
Kate Anderson, Director, Strategic Public-Private Partnership in Los Angeles County
Cynthia Harding
John E. Kobra, Executive VP and COO

Philanthropy Sector Perspective:
John E. Kobra, Executive VP and COO

Building Bridges Together for Where We Can Go Together:
Pete Peterson, dean, School of Public Policy