Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University

2014 Advanced Leadership Fellows

Lezli Baskerville

Lezli Baskerville has been President, CEO, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, the advocacy association of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominately Black Institutions, in Washington D.C.

Elizabeth Bruce

Elizabeth Bruce has been Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee, Cablevision’s Madison Square Garden Division in New York.

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen has been Chief Counsel and Staff Director, and Minority Chief Counsel, United States Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington D.C.

Mary Louise Cohen

Mary Louise Cohen has been Founding Partner, Phillips & Cohen, a law firm in Washington, D.C. She has also been Counsel, United States Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington D.C.

John Conley

John Conley has been Partner and Co-Founder, Gilliam Capital, a life science investment firm in Massachusetts.

Patricia Cossío

Patricia Cossío has been Director of Portfolio Strategy and Business Development, AstraZeneca Mexico, in Mexico.

Carlos Guzmán joins Patricia Cossío as an Advanced Leadership Partner. 

John Dubinsky

John Dubinsky has been Chairman, President and Chief Executive, Mercantile Bank. He has also been President Emeritus (Midwest), US Bank, Missouri.

Yvette Dubinsky joins John Dubinsky as an Advanced Leadership Partner.

Juan Carlos L. Fernandez

Juan Carlos L. Fernandez has been President, Inmobiliaria y Constructora INCO Ltd., a real estate development firm in Chile.

Susan McManama Gianinno

Susan McManama Gianinno has been Chairman and CEO, Publicis Worldwide USA in New York, a global advertising and communications company.

Lawrence Gianinno joins Susan McManama Gianinno as an Advanced Leadership Partner.

Martin N. Gilbert, M.D.

Martin N. Gilbert has been External Consultant, National Health Service, United Kingdom; and Executive Advisor, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in California.

Jeffrey T. Gilling

Jeffrey T. Gilling has been Chairman, Diamond Antenna and Microwave Corporation, an aerospace components manufacturer in Massachusetts.

Carol Goss

Carol Goss has been President and CEO, The Skillman Foundation, whose mission is to improve the lives of children in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan by strengthening their schools and neighborhoods.

Ronald B. Grais

Ronald B. Grais has been Partner, Jenner & Block LLP, in the law firm’s Illinois office.

Marilynn Grais joins Ronald B. Grais as an Advanced Leadership Partner.

Arjun Gupta

Arjun Gupta has been Founder and Managing Partner, TeleSoft Partners, a special situations venture capital firm focused on high-tech and energy value chain companies, in California and Colorado.

Andrés Hidalgo

Andrés Hidalgo has been President and Associate Publisher, Grupo El Comercio, a newspaper in Ecuador.

Robin Howlings

Robin Howlings has been Owner & CEO, Danamark WaterCare Ltd., a provider of innovative water filtration solutions in Canada.

Margaret Huber

Margaret Huber has been Chief of Protocol for Canada. She has also served as Canada’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Jordan and Iraq.

Kathy Hurley

Kathy Hurley has been Executive Vice President, Pearson Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a difference by promoting literacy, learning, and great teaching nationwide.

Carol Johnson

Carol Johnson has been Superintendent, Boston Public Schools, Memphis City Schools, and Minneapolis Public Schools.

James J. Kozlowski

James J. Kozlowski has been President and Co-Founder, TGF Management Corp, a private equity firm which invests in and manages various middle market companies in Texas.

Mary Kozlowski joins James J. Kozlowski as an Advanced Leadership Partner.

Peter H. McNerney

Peter H. McNerney has been Co-Founder and Partner, Thomas, McNerney & Partners, a venture capital firm focused on medical technology and life sciences in Minnesota.

Alberto Mora

Alberto Mora has been Secretary and General Counsel, Mars, Incorporated in Virginia; General Counsel, Department of the Navy; and Winner, 2006 JFK Library Foundation Profile in Courage Award.

Jorge Moran

Jorge Moran has been CEO & President, Sovereign Bank. He has also been Global Executive Vice President, Santander Bank in the U.S.

Carrin Patman

Carrin Patman has been Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani, in the law firm’s Texas office.

Patricia Ramsay

Patricia Ramsay has been Cultural and Development Director, University of Technology, Jamaica. She has also been a television host in Jamaica.

Arthur J. Reimers

Arthur J. Reimers has been Partner and Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York and London.

Lindsay Reimers joins Arthur J. Reimers as an Advanced Leadership Partner.

Luis Rodriguez-Ovejero

Luis Rodriguez-Ovejero has been Founder, CEO & President, Grupo Satec, a Spanish IT systems integrator in Spain.

Guy Rolnik

Guy Rolnik has been Deputy Publisher, Ha’aretz-Group, a news media company in Israel; and Founder and Editor-in-Chief, TheMarker, a financial news media company in Israel.

Michael Rubenstein

Michael Rubenstein has been Founder and Director, CambridgeSoft, a Massachusetts based company that develops scientific software for pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotech R&D.

Inge Skjelfjord

Inge Skjelfjord has been Managing Director, Rabobank International, a global banking business serving agri-clients. He has also been a member of the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group.

Gillian Sorensen

Gillian Sorensen has been Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. She has also served as Senior Advisor to the United Nations Foundation.

Mark Sterling

Mark Sterling has been Partner, Hogan Lovells, in the law firm’s Florida and Washington, D.C. offices.

Wendy Sterling joins Mark Sterling as an Advanced Leadership Partner.

Mary Green Swig

Mary Green Swig has been President and CEO, Mary Green Enterprises, an internationally recognized design firm in California.

Steven L. Swig

Steven L. Swig has been Co-Founder and President Emeritus of Presidio Graduate School, awarding an MBA/MPA in Sustainable Management in California.

Torsten Thiele

Torsten Thiele has been Head of Telecom Project Finance, Investec Bank plc., an international bank and asset manager, serving the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia based in the United Kingdom.

Waide Warner

Waide Warner has been Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, in the law firm’s New York and London offices.

Cecilia Tso Warner joins Waide Warner as an Advanced Leadership Partner.

Marissa C. Wesely

Marissa C. Wesely has been Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, in the law firm’s New York and London offices.