PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”

Leadership


Board of Directors

Officers

Eric Schwartz, Chair — bio
Dean, The Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Leigh Morris Sloane, Vice Chair — bio

Beth Soboleski, Secretary — bio
Director of Recruiting and Admissions, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan

Gilbert Collins**, Treasurer — bio
Director, Graduate Student Life
Princeton University

Albert Beckford Jones**‡, Chairman of the Board Emeritus — bio
President and CEO
Trading and Consulting International, Inc.

Richard Xavier Corral**  – bio
CEO and Principal Consultant
Corral Consulting

Dorene J. Martinez – bio
Director
Global Cash Management, BNP Paribas

Sekou Kaalund – bio
Managing Director
J.P. Morgan
Head of Pension Fund Coverage for the Public Sector Group
Corporate Investment Bank

At-Large

Martha Chavez** — bio
Senior Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Dean of Students, Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California-Berkeley

Alexandra Martinez — bio
Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Carmen Iezzi Mezzera — bio
Executive Director
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

Gladys Perez — bio
Director of the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management Program, Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University

Tara Sheehan — bio
Executive Director
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

**alumni of the PPIA Program
ex officio non-voting

National Office Staff

Simone Gbolo, National Director — bio

To view information about former members of the board and former staff, please click here.