Board of Governors

The Board of Governors of The Commonwealth Club reflects the strong commitment among Bay Area leaders to the Club's public affairs role. Members of the board represent a wide variety of business and civic organizations.

Board members oversee the Club's activities through a number of committees, working closely with the president and CEO and the Club's staff.

The board chair serves for two years. Anna W.M. Mok is the current Chair of the Board of Governors. The board is comprised of 43 members and four officers. Past presidents and past chairs of the Club's board also sit on the board as voting members for three years following their leadership tenure, then for life as non-voting members of the board.

Board Chair

Anna W.M. Mok
Managing Partner, Client Excellence, Deloitte & Touche LLP
http://www.deloitte.com/

Vice Chair

John R. Farmer
Retired General Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co
http://www.goldmansachs.com/

Secretary

Frank C. Meerkamp
Executive Partner, Accenture
http://www.accenture.com/

Treasurer

Lee J. Dutra
San Francisco Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
http://www.ey.com/

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Gloria C. Duffy
The Commonwealth Club of California
http://www.commonwealthclub.org/

Board of Governors

William F. Adams  deceased (1950-2014)

Carlo Almendral
Chief Innovation Officer + Co-Founder, Volo International

Courtland Alves
Specialist in Consumer Mobile and Web Social Applications
http://courtlandalves.com

Dan Ashley
Anchor, ABC7 News
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/

Massey J. Bambara
North Bay Market President, Bank of America
http://www.bankofamerica.com/

Dr. Mary G. F. Bitterman (Past Board Chair)
President, The Bernard Osher Foundation
http://www.osherfoundation.org/

John L. Boland
President, KQED
http://www.kqed.org/

Michael R. Bracco
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Bank of the West
https://www.bankofthewest.com/about-us/our-company/

Thomas H. Burkhart
Managing Member, Savant Investment Group
http://www.savantig.com/

Maryles Casto (Past Board Chair)
Founder and CEO, Casto, The Travel Company
http://www.casto.com/

Mary B. Cranston (Past Board Chair)
Retired Senior Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
http://www.pillsburylaw.com/

Susie Cranston
Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, First Republic Bank
https://www.firstrepublic.com/aboutus/companyprofile

Dr. Kerry P. Curtis
Professor Emeritus, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University
http://www.ggu.edu/

Dr. Jaleh Daie
Managing Partner, Aurora Equity LLC

Dorian Daley
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Oracle Corporation
http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/index.html

Alecia DeCoudreaux
President, Mills College
www.mills.edu/

Evelyn S. Dilsaver
Independent Board Director

Joseph I. Epstein (Past Board President)
President, Sierra Steel Trading LLC
http://sierrasteeltrading.com/

Jeffrey A. Farber
CEO, Koret Foundation
http://www.koretfoundation.org/

Carol A. Fleming, Ph.D.
Principal, The Sound of Your Voice
http://www.speechtraining.com/

Leslie Saul Garvin
Vice Chair, Silicon Valley Advisory Council

Dr. Charles Geschke
Co-chair of the Board, Adobe Software, Inc.
http://www.adobe.com/

Paul M. Ginsburg
Retired Executive Vice President, Kendall-Jackson Winery

Edie G. Heilman
Principal, Sequoia Leadership Consulting
www.sequoialeadership.com/

Hon. James C. Hormel
Former Ambassador to Luxembourg; founder and Chairman, Equidex, Inc.

Mary Huss
Publisher, San Francisco Business Times
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/

John Leckrone
Director of Venture Development, Adobe Systems, Incorporated
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/

Dr. Mary Marcy
President, Dominican University of California
http://www.dominican.edu/

Kevin P. O’Brien
President and CEO, Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame
http://www.bashof.org/

Dr. Mohammad H. Qayoumi
President, San Jose State University
http://www.sjsu.edu/

Frederick W. Reid
Retired Founding CEO, Virgin America

Skip Rhodes (Past Board President)
President, Skip Rhodes and Associates, LLC
http://skiprhodes.com/

Brian D. Riley
San Francisco Branch Manager, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
http://www.ml.com/

Richard A. Rubin
President, Richard A. Rubin Associates

George M. Scalise
Private Investor

Lata Krishnan Shah
Principal, Shah Capital Partners LP
http://www.shahcap.com/

Dr. Ruth A. Shapiro
Chief Executive, The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society
http://asiacps.org/

Charlotte Mailliard Shultz
Chief of Protocol, City and County of San Francisco and State of California

George D. Smith, Jr.
President & Publisher, Signature Books
http://signaturebooks.com/

James Strother
Executive VP and General Counsel, Wells Fargo & Company
http://www.wellsfargo.com/

Hon. Tad Taube
Founder and Chairman, Taube Investments
Honorary Consul, Poland

Charles Travers
Businessman and Investor

Dr. Colleen B. Wilcox
Former Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara County

Russell M. Yarrow
General Manager, Corporate Relations, Chevron Corporation
http://www.chevron.com/

Jed York
President and CEO, San Francisco 49ers
http://www.49ers.com//

Advisory Board

Karin Helene Bauer
Hon. William Bradley
Dennise M. Carter
Rolando Esteverena
Steven Falk
Amy Gershoni
Jacquelyn Hadley

Heather Kitchen
Amy McCombs
Don J. McGrath
Hon. William J. Perry
Hon. Barbara Pivnicka
Hon. Richard Pivnicka

Ray Taliaferro
Nancy Thompson

Past Board Chairs and Presidents

Dr. Mary G. F. Bitterman (Past Chair)
Hon. Shirley Temple Black (Past President)  deceased (1928-2014)
J. Dennis Bonney (Past President)
John Busterud (Past President)
Maryles Casto (Past Chair)
Hon. Ming Chin (Past President)
Mary B. Cranston (Past Chair)
Joseph I. Epstein (Past President)
Dr. Joseph R. Fink (Past President)
William German (Past President)
Rose Guilbault (Past Chair)
Claude B. Hutchison Jr. (Past President)
Dr. Julius Krevans (Past President)
Richard Otter (Past President)
Joseph Perrelli (Past President)
Toni Rembe (Past President)
Victor J. Revenko (Past President)
Skip Rhodes (Past President)
Renée Rubin (Past President)
Robert Saldich (Past Chair)
Connie Shapiro (Past President)
Nelson Weller (Past President)
Judith Wilbur (Past President)
Dennis Wu (Past President)