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 are affiliated with 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. Richard Rubin is the current chair of the Board of Governors. The board is comprised of 51 members. 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 nonvoting members of the board.

Board Leadership

Board Chair

Richard A. Rubin
President, Richard A. Rubin Associates

Vice Chair

Evelyn Dilsaver
Independent Board Director

Secretary

Dr. Jaleh Daie
Managing Partner, Aurora Equity LLC

Treasurer

John Farmer
Retired General Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Gloria C. Duffy
The Commonwealth Club of California

Board of Governors

John F. Allen
Chairman, St. Regis Properties

Courtland Alves
Specialist in Consumer Mobile and Web Social Applications, Bloc

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist, Bank of the West 

Dan Ashley
Anchor, ABC7 News

Massey J. Bambara
North Bay Market President, Bank of America

Dr. Mary G. F. Bitterman (Past Board Chair)
President, The Bernard Osher Foundation

Harry E. Blount
Founder and CEO, Discern

John L. Boland
President, KQED

Maryles Casto (Past Board Chair)
Founder and CEO, Casto Travel

Mary B. Cranston (Past Board Chair)
Retired Senior Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Susie Cranston
Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, First Republic Bank

Dr. Kerry P. Curtis
Professor Emeritus, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University

Dorian Daley
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Oracle Corporation

Lee Dutra
San Francisco Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Joseph I. Epstein (Past Board President)
President, Sierra Steel Trading LLC

Jeffrey A. Farber
CEO, Koret Foundation

Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.
President, University of San Francisco

Dr. Carol A. Fleming
Principal, The Sound of Your Voice

Leslie Saul Garvin
Postgraduate Public Service Assistant Director, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University

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

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

Mary Huss
Publisher, San Francisco Business Times

Julie Kane
Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, PG&E Corporation

Lata Krishnan 
Principal, Shah Capital Partners LP

John Leckrone
Director of Venture Development, Adobe Systems, Incorporated

Dr. Mary Marcy
President, Dominican University of California

Frank C. Meerkamp
Managing Director, Accenture

Lenny Mendonca
Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

Anna W.M. Mok
Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Donald J. Pierce
Retired Manager of Corporate and Executive Communications, Chevron Corporation

Bruce Raabe
Founder and President, Relevant Wealth Advisors

Skip Rhodes (Past Board President)
President, Skip Rhodes and Associates LLC

Bill Ring
Senior Vice President, Investment Counselor and Regional Director, Capital Group Private Client Services

Martha Ryan
President, California State Summer School for the Arts; Co-Founder, Daric Inc.

George M. Scalise
Private Investor

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

George D. Smith Jr.
President and Publisher, Signature Books

James Strother
Senior Executive VP and General Counsel (retired), Wells Fargo & Company

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

Charles Travers
Businessman and Investor

Kimberly Twombly-Wu
Vice President, Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services 

Don Wen
Operations Leader, PwC’s Private Company Services

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

Jed York
President and CEO, San Francisco 49ers

Mark Zitter
Chair, The Zetema Project

Past Board Chairs and Presidents

* Past Chair
** Past President

Dr. Mary G. F. Bitterman*
J. Dennis Bonney**
John Busterud**
Maryles Casto*
Hon. Ming Chin**
Mary B. Cranston*
Joseph I. Epstein**
John Farmer**
Dr. Joseph R. Fink**
Rose Guilbault*
Claude B. Hutchison Jr.**
Dr. Julius Krevans** (deceased)
Anna W.M. Mok*
Richard Otter**
Joseph Perrelli**
Toni Rembe**
Victor J. Revenko**
Skip Rhodes**
Renée Rubin**
Robert Saldich* (deceased)
Connie Shapiro**
Nelson Weller**
Judith Wilbur**
Dennis Wu**