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:

Bret Caldwell, Director of Communications, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, GSPM '96

Maria Cino, Vice President for Americas and U.S. Government Relations, Hewlett-Packard Company

Anthony Coley, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Communications and Marketing at the Managed Funds Association

The Honorable Robert Detore, CEO, DSD Management

  • Former Mayor of Verona, New Jersey

Lindsay Ellenbogen, GSPM Adjunct Professor and Board Member, The Phillips Collection

  • Former Deputy Director of Federal Affairs, City of New York

Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Esq., Former President and CEO, American Gaming Association

  • Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee (1983-1989)

Jack N. Gerard, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Petroleum Institute

The Honorable Dan Glickman, Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

  • Former Secretary of Agriculture under President Bill Clinton

Ed Goeas, President and CEO, The Tarrance Group

  • Republican Pollster for the George Washington University Battleground Poll

Robert R. Hoopes, Jr., President, VOX Global

  • Former senior staffer for then Senator Joe Biden

Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners

  • Democratic Pollster for the George Washington University Battleground Poll

Laurence F. Lane, Genesis HealthCare

David A. Norcross, Esq., Former Partner, Blank Rome LLP

  • Chairman of the RNC's Committee on Arrangements for the 2004 Republican Convention

Brian J. O'Dwyer, Esq., Partner, O'Dwyer & Bernstien

  • President's Commission on White House Fellowships under President Bill Clinton

Michael Paese, Global co-head of Global Government Affairs, Goldman Sachs

David Payne, President, CODAVATE

Bill Press, Host of The Bill Press Show

Leigh Ann Pusey, President and CEO, American Insurance Association

Traci Scott, Regional Liason Officer, Commanding General 1st Infantry Division, Ft Riley, Kansas

Nien Su, Director of Innovation, Walmart

The Honorable Cliff Stearns, (R, FL-6, 1989-2013), Senior Advisor, APCO Worldwide

Rex Wackerle, Vice President and Director, Prudential Financial

Todd Webster, Vice President, Cornerstone Government Affairs

  • Former Chief of Staff, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)

Advisors Emeritus:

Thomas Buckmaster, Vice President of Communications, Honeywell

Yolanda H. Caraway, President and CEO, The Caraway Group, Inc.

  • Former Deputy Chair for the Democratic National Committee

The Honorable Tony Coelho, (D, IL-15, 1979-89), Founding Partner, Vectis Strategies

  • Primary sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Ken Duberstein, President and CEO, Duberstein Group

  • Former Chief of Staff for President Ronald Regan

The Honorable Vic Fazio (D, CA-3/4, 1979-99), Senior Advisor, Akin Gump

  • Former Chair fo the House Democratic Caucus

L. Enrique Garcia, Presidente, Corporacion Andina de Fomento (The Largest Development Bank in Latin America)

Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post

Maureen Kindel, Ed,D, Founder, Kindel Gagan

  • Former President of the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works

Jack L. Oliver, Chairman, Bryan Cave Strategies, LLC

  • Former advisor, strategist, and National Finance Director for George W. Bush; Former Deputy Chairman of the Republican National Committee

Dr. Thomas Mackell, Jr., Chairman, United Benefits and Pension Service, Inc.

Ken Mehlman, Global Head of Public Affairs, KKR

  • Campaign Manager for Bush-Cheney '04; Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee (2005-2007)

Rick Sullivan, The Sullivan Company

  • Former President of International Operations, Fleischman Hillard

The Honorable Vin Weber, (R, MN-2, 1983-93), Managing Partner, Clark & Weinstock

  • Former Chairman, National Endowment for Democracy

Wynelle White, Partner and CEO, White Consulting Group