Board of Advisors

GSPM’s Board of Advisors is made up of leaders from the forefront of today’s political and communications arenas who are active and engaged participants in the life of the school.

They provide valuable financial contributions and act as advocates on its behalf. It includes former members of Congress, as well as executive administration officials, national party chairs, presidential campaign managers, Washington power lobbyists, and public relations elites.

The board plays an essential role in recruiting adjunct faculty to teach at the school, as well as attracting high-profile guest lecturers and speakers. Their advocacy of the merits of the applied education our graduates receive at GSPM has raised the profile of our degrees in the political job market.

Current GSPM Board of Advisors: 

Lindsay Ellenbogen

Blue Co-Chair: Lindsay Ellenbogen, GSPM '96

GSPM Adjunct Professor and Board Member, The Phillips Collection

Leigh Ann Pusey

Red Co-Chair: Leigh Ann Pusey

Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Eli Lilly & Company

Bret Caldwell

Bret Caldwell, GSPM '96

Special Assistant to the General President and Director of Communications, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Matt Chase

Matt Chase, GSPM '98

Executive Director, National Association of Counties

Anthony Coley

Jesse Comart, CCAS '08, GSPM '12

Vice President, Head of Communications, Two Sigma

William Madway

William Madway, GSPM '13

Press Secretary of Green in '18, Penn Future

Scott McHugh

Scott McHugh, GSPM '11

Global Director of Crisis Management, LyondellBasell

Dr. Felipe Ribadeneira

Dr. Felipe Ribadeneira

Managing Director, Birch Investments Ltd.

Traci Scott

Traci Scott, GSPM '96

Senior Advisor for Strategic Communication, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Ashlee Rich Stephenson

Ashlee Rich Stephenson

Vice President and National Political Director of Political Affairs and Federation Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Angela Struebing

Angela Struebing, GSPM '01

President, CDR Fundraising Group

GSPM Adjunct Professor


Nien Su

Nien Su, GSPM '05

Chief Executive Officer, Artemis ESG

Rex Wackerle

Rex Wackerle, GWSB '82

Vice President and Director of Federal Affairs, Prudential Financial


Ryan Walker

Ryan Walker, GWSB '05

Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs, BP America

Todd Webster

Todd Webster, GSPM '96

Vice President, Cornerstone Government Affairs


Advisors Emeritus:

Thomas Buckmaster

Mary Beth Cahill

Yolanda H. Caraway

The Honorable Tony Coelho

Anthony Coley

Ken Duberstein

Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Esq.

The Honorable Vic Fazio

L. Enrique Garcia

Jack Gerard

The Honorable Dan Glickman

Ed Goeas

Arianna Huffington

Maureen Kindel

Celinda Lake

Former Senator Mary Landrieu

Laurence F. Lane

Dr. Thomas Mackell, Jr.

Ken Mehlman

David A. Norcross, Esq.

Brian J. O'Dwyer, Esq.

Jack L. Oliver

Michael Paese

David Payne

The Honorable Cliff Stearns

Rick Sullivan

The Honorable Vin Weber

Wynelle White