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.”
N. Gregory Mankiw (vice chair)
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.
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 Cohn & Wolfe; Chairman of the Research Firm Penn, Schoen & Berland
Baer is chairman of the global strategic communications firm Burson Cohn & Wolfe. From 2012 to 2018, he was worldwide chair and CEO of Burson-Marsteller and a member of the firm’s senior leadership since 2008. From 1998 to 2007, Baer was senior executive vice president for strategy and development at Discovery Communications, home of the Discovery Channel and media properties in 170 countries. From 1994 to 1998, he was an assistant to the president and senior adviser for President Clinton, serving as White House communications director, chief speechwriter, and director of speechwriting and research. Before working in the White House, Baer was a journalist at US News and World Report and the American Lawyer, as well as a media lawyer in New York City. He is chair of the board of directors of PBS and a member of the Meredith Corporation board of directors.
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.
Founder and Executive Chairman, Codina Partners
Codina is founder and executive chairman of Codina Partners, LLC, a real estate investment and development firm based in Coral Gables, Florida. Codina Partners and its affiliates are engaged in multiple real estate development and investment activities, and the firm’s portfolio comprises residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects. In addition to serving as CEO and chairman of his core real estate holdings, Codina is an active investor and owner of MBB Auto Group. He also currently serves on the boards of the Home Depot and the Mayo Clinic.
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 the author of Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans.
Former Director, Office of Management and Budget
Shaun Donovan, a senior strategist and advisor to the president of Harvard University, served as OMB director from 2014 to 2017, secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2009 to 2014, and chair of President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. While commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development from 2004 to 2009, he created the largest city-sponsored affordable housing plan ever in the US.
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.
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.
Marne L. Levine
Vice President of Global Partnerships and Business Development, Facebook
Levine is vice president of global partnerships and business development at Facebook. She previously served at Instagram as chief operating officer from 2014 to 2018 and at Facebook 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.
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, Miller 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.
Eduardo J. Padrón
President, Miami Dade College
Padrón has served since 1995 as president of Miami Dade College, which has more than 165,000 students and awards more degrees to Hispanics and African Americans than any other institution in the nation. In 2016, President Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the US, for championing access and inclusion in higher education. Padrón previously chaired the American Council on Education and the Association of American Colleges and Universities, among other distinguished national boards.
Charles H. Ramsey
Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner
Ramsey is the former police commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department, the fourth-largest in the nation. An internationally recognized practitioner and educator with 46 years of law enforcement experience, he is the former chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (DC) and past president of both the Police Executive Research Forum and the Major Cities Chiefs Association. He also served as cochair of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
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.
Arthur I. Segel
Poorvu Family Chaired Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Segel is a professor at the Harvard Business School specializing in real estate and urbanization issues. In 1982, Segel was a cofounder/owner of TA Associates Realty, before which he was vice president at Boston Properties and deputy for finance at Massport under Governor Dukakis. In 2005, he also cofounded the Xander Funds, primarily focused on private equity real estate in India. He is also cofounder of two nonprofits, the 21st Century Fund and the Tobin Project, which won the MacArthur Genius Award for its work on inequality. Segel is a trustee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and of Yad Hanadiv, a Rothschild family foundation, and serves on the advisory committees of High Vista and the SRB Corporation.
J. Ron Terwilliger
Chairman Emeritus, Trammell Crow Residential
Terwilliger is chairman emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential, the largest developer of multifamily housing in the US during his tenure as CEO. Since his retirement he has focused on philanthropy, largely on housing. He serves as chairman emeritus of the board of Habitat for Humanity International. He also established and funds the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families to address the nation’s critical affordable housing challenges.
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.