Jamie S. Gorelick (chair)
Gorelick is a lawyer with high-level government experience. A former member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, she has also been deputy attorney general of the United States and general counsel of the Department of Defense.
Freeman A. Hrabowski III (vice chair)
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Hrabowski is an expert on science and math performance, specializing in minority participation and performance in these fields. He currently advises the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education, and schools and universities nationwide. In 2012, he was named one of Time’s "100 Most Influential People in the World."
Jeremy Travis (vice chair)
President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York
Travis is a national expert on criminal justice, a lawyer, an educator, and a public servant. He has launched a national research program on prisoner reentry at the Urban Institute, directed the National Institute of Justice, held high-level positions in the New York City Police Department and the Mayor's office, clerked for Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Court of Appeals, and worked for the Vera Institute of Justice. He served as chair of the National Academy of Sciences consensus panel that produced The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. In 2014, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University.
J. Adam Abram
President and CEO, James River Group Inc.; Chairman, Franklin Holdings Ltd.; Chairman, Piedmont Community Banking Holdings Inc.
Abram has founded and directed four companies in financial services and real estate: Adaron Group Inc.; Front Royal Inc.; James River Group Inc.; and, most recently, Piedmont Community Bank Holdings Inc., a federally chartered bank holding company with plans to create a community bank to serve southern Virginia, North Carolina, and parts of South Carolina.
Professor of Economics and Associate Chair of the Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Autor is professor of economics and associate chair of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's department of economics. His fields of specialization include human capital, skill supply and demand, and earnings inequality; labor market impacts of technological change and globalization; disability insurance and labor force participation; and contingent and intermediated work arrangements. Autor is the codirector of the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative and, since 2009, the editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.
Donald A. Baer
Worldwide Chairman and CEO of the Strategic Communications Firm Burson-Marsteller; Chairman of the Research Firm Penn, Schoen & Berland
Baer has been a leader and executive in media and communications for a wide range of business, government, and nonprofit organizations. In 2014, he was elected chair of the PBS board of directors and to the board of directors at Meredith, a major media company. From 1998 to 2007, he was Discovery Communications' senior vice president for strategy and development. He was a senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, including stints as his director of strategic planning and communications and as chief speechwriter/director of speechwriting and research. A former media lawyer, reporter, and magazine editor, Baer has won two Writers Guild of America awards for his work on the annual Kennedy Center Honors TV production. He also led the creation of Silverdocs, the American Film Institute and Discovery Communications' annual documentary festival.
Afsaneh M. Beschloss
Founder and CEO, The Rock Creek Group
Beschloss advises international pension funds and central banks and has written numerous journal articles and books. She previously served in several capacities at the World Bank, including as treasurer and chief investment officer. She also worked for J.P. Morgan and for Shell International Group Planning and taught international trade at Oxford University. Beschloss is also a trustee of the Ford Foundation and the World Resources Institute. She has received the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation Ripple of Hope Award and The 100 Women in Hedge Funds Industry Leadership Award.
President Emeritus, University of North Carolina
Bowles, president of the University of North Carolina from 2006 to 2010, cochaired President Barack Obama's bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. A former member of the National Economic Council and National Security Council, he served as President Bill Clinton's chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, and director of the Small Business Administration. The founder and former chairman and CEO of the Charlotte investment banking firm that became Bowles Hollowell Connor & Co., Bowles was previously a general partner of Forstmann Little, a New York private equity firm.
Founder and Executive Chairman, CityView
Cisneros is founder and executive chairman of CityView, one of the nation's premier institutional investment firms focused on urban real estate, in-city housing, and metropolitan infrastructure. He served as president and COO for the Spanish-language network Univision from 1997 to 2000 and as secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1993 to 1997 under President Bill Clinton. Before his cabinet position, Cisneros was the four-term mayor of San Antonio, Texas, from 1981 to 1989.
Mitchell E. Daniels Jr.
President, Purdue University
Daniels served as governor of Indiana from 2005 to 2013. He directed the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003, served as president of Eli Lilly North America in the 1990s, and was CEO of the Hudson Institute from 1987 to 1990. He is author of Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans.
President and CEO, JPMorgan Chase Institute
Farrell is a former McKinsey & Company director and global head of the McKinsey Center for Government and the McKinsey Global Institute. She served as deputy director of the White House’s National Economic Council and as President Barack Obama’s deputy assistant on economic policy from 2009 to 2011.
Fernando A. Guerra
Retired Director of Health, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Guerra is a pediatrician, civic leader, and professor of pediatrics. A public official, he also teaches at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base, and the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas.
Margaret A. Hamburg
Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine
Hamburg headed the Food and Drug Administration from 2009 to 2015. She was the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s vice president for biological programs from 2001 to 2005 and its senior scientist from 2005 to 2009. Hamburg was assistant secretary for policy evaluation at the US Department of Health and Human Services from 1997 to 2001 and commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 1991 to 1997.
Terrence P. Laughlin
Vice Chairman and Head of Global Wealth and Investment Management, Bank of America
Laughlin is vice chairman of Bank of America and a member of the company’s executive management team. His responsibilities include oversight of the company’s Global Wealth and Investment Management division. Previously, Laughlin was president of strategic initiatives for Bank of America, responsible for global corporate strategy. He also established and led Bank of America’s legacy asset servicing. Before joining Bank of America, Laughlin was president and chief executive officer of OneWest Bank and held various senior leadership positions with Merrill Lynch and FleetBoston Financial. He is a member of the board of the Bank of America Merchant Services (a joint venture with First Data Corporation) and the board of trustees at the University of Pittsburgh, where he serves on its executive, investment, and institutional advancement committees.
Marne L. Levine
Chief Operating Officer, Instagram
Levine is chief operating officer of Instagram. She joined Instagram from Facebook, where she served as vice president of global public policy from 2010 to 2014. Before Facebook, Levine served as chief of staff of the National Economic Council at the White House and special assistant to the president for economic policy. Previously, Levine was director of product management for Revolution Money and chief of staff for Harvard University President Larry Summers. She began her career in 1993 at the US Department of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton, where she held a number of leadership positions.
Eugene A. Ludwig
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Promontory Financial Group LLC
As CEO of a premier strategy, risk management, regulatory, and compliance consulting firm, Ludwig is a trusted adviser to the world's leading financial companies. He is recognized as a farsighted thinker on the most pressing issues confronting financial services. Before founding Promontory, Ludwig served under President Bill Clinton as comptroller of the currency, head of the agency responsible for supervising the preponderance of US banking assets. He later became vice chairman and senior control officer of Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank.
N. Gregory Mankiw
Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Mankiw, a Harvard University professor of economics since 1987, has extensively researched price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. A prolific writer, he has also written two popular textbooks: Principles of Economics, which has sold over two million copies and been translated into over 20 languages, and Macroeconomics. He has been a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an adviser to the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and New York and the Congressional Budget Office. From 2003 to 2005, he served as chairman of President George W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers.
Mary J. Miller
Former Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, US Department of the Treasury
Miller was the under secretary for domestic finance (2012–14) and the assistant secretary for financial markets (2010–12) at the Treasury. She played a key role in overseeing US debt issuance and the financial regulatory overhaul. Before joining Treasury, she spent 26 years at Baltimore-based asset manager T. Rowe Price Group Inc., including as director of the fixed income division and a member of the firm’s management committee. She was a research associate at the Urban Institute from 1980 to 1983.
Annette L. Nazareth
Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Nazareth is a lawyer and a former policymaker. She served as a commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission and as the director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's division of trading and markets. She has also held senior legal positions in the investment banking industry.
Managing Director, Bain Capital
Patrick was governor of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015. Before holding public office, he was executive vice president and general counsel of the Coca-Cola Company. Patrick served in the same role at Texaco, Inc., from 1999 to 2001. From 1994 to 1997, he served as assistant attorney general overseeing the civil rights division of the US Department of Justice.
Joshua B. Rales
Founder and Managing Partner, RFI Associates
Rales is a lawyer, investor, and philanthropist, who spent most of his career investing in and redeveloping affordable housing. Through his RFI Foundation, Rales supports organizations committed to educational equity, cancer research, health care for the uninsured, and other social services for the underprivileged.
John Wallis Rowe
Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Rowe was chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., from 2000 to 2006. He was president and CEO of Mount Sinai–New York University Medical Center and Health System from 1998 to 2000. Earlier in his career, Rowe was the founding director of Harvard Medical School’s Division on Aging and was chief of gerontology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
Sarah Rosen Wartell
President, Urban Institute
Wartell became the third president of the Urban Institute in February 2012. A public policy executive and housing markets expert, Wartell was President Bill Clinton's deputy assistant for economic policy and the deputy director of his National Economic Council. At the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1993 to 1998, she advised the federal housing commissioner on housing finance, mortgage markets, and consumer protection. Read more about Wartell on her biography page.
Anthony A. Williams
Chief Executive Officer, Federal City Council
Williams's career spans public service, real estate development, and teaching. He has been mayor of the District of Columbia; CFO for the District; CEO of Ramsey Group Inc.; and an executive in many federal, state, and municipal agencies. Williams also teaches at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.