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 the school's behalf. The board 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: 

Todd Webster

Blue Co-Chair


Jordan Bernstein

Red Co-Chair


Lisa Apps


Whit Ayres


Selby Bush


Matt Chase


Jesse Comart


Carly Cooperman


Lindsay Ellenbogen


Julius Hobson


Robert Hoopes


Connie Mack


William Madway


Michele Manatt


BJ Martino


Scott McHugh


Mauricio Moura


Stephanie Peters


Bill Press


Felipe Ribadeneira


Ashlee Rich Stephenson


Traci Scott


Mary Beth Stanton


Rex Wackerle


Ivan Zapien





Advisors Emeritus

Thomas Buckmaster

Mary Beth Cahill

Brett Caldwell

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

Leigh Ann Pusey

Angela Struebing

Nien Su

The Honorable Cliff Stearns

Rick Sullivan

Ryan Walker

The Honorable Vin Weber

Wynelle White