Neil Peterson, Founder, Chairman & CEO

Neil Peterson is a social entrepreneur. He has served in a variety of leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He was the CEO of the public transportation agencies in the Seattle, Oakland, and Los Angeles metropolitan regions; … Read More

Dr. Barry Alberstein

Dr. Barry Alberstein is a Clinical and Consulting Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Communications. After 20 years of private practice in Seattle, he now consults with the life insurance and financial services … Read More

Stanley Barer

Stanley Barer is co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Saltchuk Resources, Inc. Saltchuk is a privately held holding company for several U.S. flag maritime operating entities including Totem Ocean Trailer, Foss Maritime, Sea Star Line, and Interocean American Shipping Corporation. Barer … Read More

Richard Beanland

Richard Beanland is the CEO of Hawkeye Channel, an integrated digital marketing agency. Richard joined Hawkeye in 2001 after 13 years with WPP where he had worked Prior to leading Hawkeye, Richard spent 13 years with WPP Group in a … Read More

Tyler Duvall

Tyler Duvall is a principal at McKinsey and Company. Educated at Washington and Lee University (BA-Economics) and the University of School of Law, Duvall practiced law and held a number of positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation, including Acting … Read More

John A. Flaherty

John A. Flaherty is a Principal and Senior Advisor at Washington Media Group. He was previously a Principal at the Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity funds, located in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Flaherty … Read More

Peter Flom, PhD

When Peter was 5, a psychologist told his parents that he had “minimal brain dysfunction” and “would never go to college”.  His mother reacted to this by getting together with Elizabeth Friedus and starting the Gateway School. Peter skipped 12th … Read More

Karen J. Hedlund

Karen J. Hedlund, former Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has recently been named Director of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) in the Strategic Consulting Group of Parsons Brinckerhoff. In her new position, Ms. Hedlund will continue working with federal, … Read More

Bill Grinstein

Bill Grinstein has served business, federal, and state agencies both domestically and internationally. He has directed numerous studies on regional economics and planning, social policy, environmental impacts, industrial and urban development. He is past chairman of the board of the … Read More

Peter D. Kelly III

Peter D. Kelly III is a founding partner of Vectis Strategies, a strategy and communications firm serving public, private, non-profit and corporate interests nationwide. He formerly headed the Government Practice at a Kelly Crane Law LLP. Mr.Kelly has been active … Read More

Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes has been a consultant to local and state governments and non-profits for over 40 years. He is a former partner at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He was also a co-founder of Hughes, Heiss & Associates, established in 1974. … Read More

Rush N. Hill, II

Mr. Hill, a second generation Orange County resident, has 40+ years of professional experience in a wide range of real estate consulting including economic analysis, public/private partnering, master planning, and architecture.  Hill’s time is spent representing clients on real estate … Read More

Ogden (Clip) Kniffin, Jr.

Ogden (Clip) Kniffin, Jr. has an extensive background in municipal finance. Throughout his career, he has provided investment banking services for a broad variety of municipal issuers, including cities and villages, school districts, and counties in addition to being a … Read More

Nate Miles

Nate Miles is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Eli Lilly, a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Lilly in 1994, he worked to get the Washington State Convention Center off the ground, staffed the Senate Majority Caucus … Read More

Michael V. McGill

Michael McGill is a founding member of Rural Solutions, an initiative aimed at economic renewal and preserving the quality of life in the northwest corner of Connecticut.  He is also a consultant to the Tri-State Consortium, an organization of high-performance … Read More

Rev. Barry W. Miller

Rev. Barry W. Miller is an Episcopal priest with more than fifteen years of experience in transitional ministry. He has served extensively throughout the United States as an interim pastor in the Dioceses of New York, El Camino Real and Southwestern … Read More

Kurt Nielsen

Kurt Nielsen, LC, CLEP, MBA, is Manager of the Lighting Design Lab, a Seattle based commercial and industrial lighting education & demonstration facility funded by major Northwest electric utilities and conservation partners. In his leadership role Kurt is responsible for … Read More

Robert B. Oehler

Robert B. Oehler is the retired President of Far East National Bank and, subsequently, the Pacific Alliance Bank, a new bank of which he was an Organizer and CEO in 2015. He was an officer of Citibank for 25 years. Burritt … Read More

Dick Riordan

Dick Riordan was an attorney, entrepreneur, and philanthropist before entering public service in 1993 when he was elected Mayor of Los Angeles. He served two terms with an outstanding record in public safety, creating quality jobs, and reforming Los Angeles’ … Read More

Mark Rus

Mark Rus is a globally experienced life sciences executive. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Board Director for Sophren Therapeutics, a Cambridge, MA-based neuropsychiatry focused biotech start-up. He most recently served Group Vice President – Neuroscience of Shire Pharmaceuticals. … Read More

Lee Sander

Lee Sander is the Senior Independent Director of the Board of the National Express  Corporation, a UK based London FTSE 250 firm providing rail and bus services globally. Mr. Sander is the former Executive Director and CEO of the Metropolitan … Read More

Kelsey Peterson Schulz

Kelsey Peterson Schulz is an interior designer, active community volunteer and new mother. Kelsey founded her own firm, Kelsey Peterson Interior Design (KPID), in 2017. As CEO and senior designer, KPID focuses on luxury residential design in New York City … Read More

John Vogel

John Vogel is an attorney and senior counsel of the Washington, DC law firm of Crowell & Moring. His areas of practice are in Corporate Finance—specifically in working capital and asset-based finance, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, privatization, and Islamic … Read More