Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University

2011 Advanced Leadership Fellows

Issa Baluch (2012 Senior Advanced Leadership Fellow)

Issa Baluch has been founder, Swift Freight International, a freight logistics provider, in the United Arab Emirates. He has also been President of International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA), a global organization of freight forwarders, in Switzerland.

Anna Burger
Anna Burger has been International Secretary Treasurer of the Services Employees International Union (SEIU), a national labor union. She has also been chair, Change to Win, a coalition of American labor unions, in Washington D.C.

Gilberto Dimenstein (2012 Senior Advanced Leadership Fellow)
Gilberto Dimenstein has been a Brazilian journalist, political reporter and columnist for Folha de São Paulo in Brazil. He has also been founder, Brazilian News Agency for the Rights of Children (ANDI), and founder, City School Apprentice Association (ACEA).

Anna Penido Monteiro joined Gilberto Dimenstein as an Advanced Leadership Partner.

Harvey Freishtat
Harvey Freishtat has been Chairman and CEO of McDermott, Will & Emery, a multinational law firm, in the firm’s Massachusetts office.

Somak Ghosh
Somak Ghosh has been co-founder and Group President, Corporate Finance and Development Banking, YES Bank, Ltd., a bank in India.

Deborah Jackson
Deborah Jackson has been Chief Executive Officer, the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts

Carlos Jáuregui
Carlos Jáuregui has been Secretary of Public Security for the State of Nuevo León in Mexico.

Gwendolyn Adams Norton
Gwendolyn Adams Norton has been Senior Vice President, Wachovia Bank. She also been Commissioner of Finance for the Government of the Virgin Islands.  

Peter Norton joined Gwendolyn Adams Norton as an Advanced Leadership Partner.

John Peirce
John Peirce has been co-owner and marketing vice president, Indiana Stamp, an international manufacturing company. He has also been human resources executive at the General Electric Company.

Gale Pollock
General Gale Pollock has been Commander of the US Army Medical Command and the Acting Surgeon General; and the 22nd Chief of the Army Nurse Corps.

James Rosenstein
James Rosenstein has been Global Director, External Affairs, Bentley Motors; and Vice President, External Affairs, Toyota Motor Europe.

Thomas Santel
Thomas Santel has been President and CEO of Anheuser-Busch International, Inc. and Vice President of Corporate Planning, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., in Missouri.

Mary Pat Santel joined Thomas Santel as an Advanced Leadership Partner.

Robert Saudek
Robert Saudek has been founder, Morris, Manning and Martin, a Georgia law firm.

Terrence Straub
Terrence Straub has been Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Governmental Relations, U.S. Steel. He has also been Special Assistant for Congressional Affairs under President Carter.

John Taysom (2012 Senior Advanced Leadership Fellow)
John Taysom has been founder, Reuters Venture Capital Fund (RVC), also known as The Greenhouse Fund, in Palo Alto. California. He has also been Governor of Hurstpierpoint College, Sussex, United Kingdom.

David Weinstein (2012 Senior Advanced Leadership Fellow)

David Weinstein has been Chief of Administration at Fidelity Investments, and its national government relations efforts, in Massachusetts.

Michael Zak
Michael Zak has been General Partner, Charles River Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in technology and new media companies, based in Massachusetts.

Al Zollar
Al Zollar has been founder and managing partner of AWZTech LLC, a business advisory firm. He has also been General Manager, IBM, Tivoli Software.

Patricia Miller Zollar joined Al Zollar as an Advanced Leadership Partner.

Advanced Leadership Research Fellow

James Champy (2011 – 2014) 
Jim Champy has been Chairman Emeritus, Dell Services Consulting. He has also been head, Perot Systems.