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National Advisory Board

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John F. Sandy Smith

Stanford IRiSS Board Chair
Partner in Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP    

Kathy Chou

Stanford IRiSS Vice Chair
Vice President of Research & Development Operations and Central Services for VMware
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Nicholas Bloom

William Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University
Senior Fellow of SIEPR
Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research
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Henry Brady

Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley

Farah Champsi

InterWest Partners. Former Managing Director at Alta Partners
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Roger Clay

Former President of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development
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Mary Dent

CEO of Green Dot Bank
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Craig Falkenhagen

The Stanford Fund, National Chair
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Thomas Geiser

Senior Advisor to TPG Capital
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Rich Jaroslovsky

Vice President for Content and Chief Journalist at SmartNews
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Donald Kennedy

Emeritus Board Member
Former President of Stanford University
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Cindy Lang

Founder of Go To Girl Brazil
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Doyle McManus

Contributing Writer for the Los Angeles Times
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Gretchen Milligan

Retired founder and principal of Board Focus
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Stephen Peeps

Meng Peeps National Executive Search
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Kenneth Prewitt

Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
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Donna Schweers

Independent Management Consulting Professional
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Allan Thygesen

President of the Americas at Google
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Karen Cook

Stanford IRiSS Director
Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology
Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
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Matt Snipp

Stanford IRiSS Deputy Director
Director of Secure Data Center
Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor, Stanford University
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Chris Thomsen

Stanford IRiSS Executive Director