Leadership & Board of Visitors

The Sanford School of Public Policy is administered by a Dean, who receives advice and support from senior faculty, staff and a Board of Visitors.

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Judith Kelley

Dean, ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy Studies, Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science

Judith Kelley
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Corinne M. Krupp

Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy

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Phil Napoli

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Academic Program Directors

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Sarah Bermeo

Director of Graduate Studies in the Master of International Development Policy (MIDP); Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science

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Nathan Boucher

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

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Alex Pfaff

Director of the Sanford Public Policy PhD program; Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Environment

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Kenneth Rogerson

Director of Graduate Studies, Master of Public Policy; Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy

Staff Leadership

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David Arrington

Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

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Joshua Bond

Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations

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Kirsten Khire

Associate Dean of Communications and Marketing

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Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Student Affairs

Board of Visitors

The board provides advice and support regarding curriculum, programs, development, external relations and other matters. Board members also serve as mentors to students, sponsor interns, host events for students, assist in development and support programs to provide fellowships for graduate interns.

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Sean Reilly P '20, P '22 (Chair)

Chief Executive Officer, Lamar Advertising, Baton Rouge, LA
Member Since 2016

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Lori Wood Cashman PPS '94 (Vice Chair)

Co-Founder, Victress Capital, Boston, MA
Member Since 2017

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Geralyn Smitherman Ritter AB '90, P '22 (Chair, Nominations & Membership Committee)

Head of External Affairs and Corporate Governance, Organon & Co., Inc. (a subsidiary of Merck & Co.), Jersey City, NJ
Member Since 2020

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J. Adam Abram P '07, P '13 (Chair Emeritus)

Chairman & CEO, James River Group, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Member Since 2000

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Vanessa Agudelo PPS '19

J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Member Since 2022

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Virginia Stone Badanes AB '03

Senior Director, Democracy Forward, Microsoft, Washington, DC
Member Since 2022

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George C. Biddle P '24

Chairman, World Connect, New York, NY
Member Since 2020

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Catherine Crutcher Bohigian PPS ’94

Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Charter Communications, Washington, DC

Member Since 2021

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Mara Burros-Sandler P ’21, P ’23, P ‘25

Founder, Be Forward Productions, New York, NY

Member Since 2021

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Kevin M. Corcoran MBA '10, P '16

Principal, Deloitte Consulting, Arlington, VA
Member Since 2017

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Allyson Tucker Cowin PPS '84

Greenwich, CT
Member Since 2018

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Husein Aftab Cumber AB '97

Chief Strategy Officer, Florida East Coast Industries, LLC, Jacksonville, FL
Member Since 2022

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Eric R. Dinallo MPP ’87, P ‘24

Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY

Member Since 2021

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Caitlin Durkovich AB '94

Senior Director for Resilience and Response, National Security Council, Washington, DC

Member Since 2022

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Marcelo N. Fava MPP '99

Partner, Ernst & Young, Charlotte, NC
Member Since 2017

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Carl Ghattas AB '90

Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA
Member Since 2022

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Tami Goven PPS ‘97

London, United Kingdom

Member Since 2021

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Melissa M. Johns PPS '95

Adviser, World Bank, Washington, DC
Member Since 2018

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James L. Johnson, Jr. (J.J.) PPS ‘88

Chief Communications Officer/EVP, Public Affairs & Policy, Fidelity Investments, Washington DC

Member Since 2021

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Sekou H. Kaalund MPP ’99

Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Head of Northeast Division, Consumer Bank, New York, NY

Member Since 2021

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Tiffany McConnell King PPS '00

Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Falls Church, VA

Member Since 2022

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Kathryn C. Lieb AB ’69 P '03 (Emerita)

Valley Forge, PA
Member Since 2004

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Terri L. Mascherin PPS ’81, P’16

Partner, Jenner & Block L.L.P., Chicago, IL

Member Since 2021

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David Randolph Peeler PPS'87, P'21

Managing Director, Berkshire Partners, Boston, MA
Member Since 2018

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Robert J. Pelosky Jr. AB '81

Co-Founder and CIO, TPW Investment Management, New York, NY
Member Since 2020

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Derek Rhodes PPS '15

Founder and Executive Director, Durham Success Summit, Durham, NC

Member Since 2021

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Tonya Robinson PPS '92

Vice Chair and General Counsel, KPMG International Cooperative, New York, NY

Member Since 2022

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Charles A. Sanders, MD (Chair Emeritus)

Chair & CEO (retired), Glaxo Inc., Durham, NC
Member Since 1997

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Chad Sarchio A.B. '92, P ’25

Associate Chief Counsel for International & Intelligence Law, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, DC

Member Since 2021

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Douglas G. Scrivner AB ’73 (Emeritus)

General Counsel & Secretary (Retired), Accenture, Los Altos, CA
Member Since 1991

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Sierra D. Smucker A.M. '15, PhD '18

Policy Research, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA
Member Since 2022

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Michael R. Steed P '06, P '14

Founder & Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group, Washington, DC
Member Since 2003

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Brian C. Thompson PPS '96

CEO and Co-Founder, CRE Simple, Oakland, CA
Member Since 2020

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Jackson Tufts M.P.P. '19

Senior Policy Advisor, Noblis, Washington, DC
Member Since 2022

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Elizabeth Star Winer

Trustee, Winer Family Foundation, Charlotte, NC
Member Since 2018

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Ira L. Wolfson AB '94

Senior Managing Director, Evercore, New York, NY
Member Since 2018

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David John Zezza PPS ‘83

Managing Partner, Pacific Advantage Capital, London, United Kingdom

Member Since 2021