Franklin Project

Leadership Council

General Stanley McChrystal (Chair)United States Army General (Retired); Former Commander, International Security Assistance Force & U.S. Forces Afghanistan; Author, My Share of the Task
Madeleine AlbrightChair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former U.S. Secretary of State & U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Author, Madam Secretary; Trustee, Aspen Institute
Don BaerWorldwide Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Burson-Marsteller
Melody BarnesChair, Aspen Forum for Community Solutions and Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund; Vice Provost for Global Student Leadership Initiatives, New York University; Former Director, White House Domestic Policy Council
Samuel R. "Sandy" BergerChair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former National Security Advisor
Tom BranenExecutive Director, America's Service Commissions
John BridgelandCo-Chair, The Franklin Project; CEO, Civic Enterprises; Former Director, White House Domestic Policy Council
Tom BrokawFormer Anchor & Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News; Author, The Greatest Generation, Boom! & The Time of Our Lives 
Michael BrownCo-Founder and CEO, City Year
Anna BurgerCo-Chair of the Gettysburg Project on Civic Engagement, Senior Advisor to the Democracy Alliance, Roosevelt Institute Director of the Economic Media Project, Former Member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, the Retired Chair of Change to Win and Secretary Treasurer of SEIU
Barbara BushCo-Founder and CEO, Global Health Corps
Jean CaseCEO, The Case Foundation; Former Chair, President's Council on Service and Civic Participation
Raymond G. ChambersUN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing of the Health Related Millennium Development Goals & for Malaria; Co-Founder, America's Promise Alliance; Chair, MCJ Amelior Foundation
Emily CherniackFounder, New Politics
AnnMaura ConnollyPresident, Voices for National Service; Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President, City Year
Scott S. CowenPresident, Tulane University; Former Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
Maureen CurleyPresident, Campus Compact
Richard DanzigChairman, Center for a New American Security; Former Secretary of the Navy; Author, National Service: What Would it Mean
Steven DenningChairman, General Atlantic
John DiIulioUniversity of Pennsylvania, Professor of Political Science, and Former Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Bill DraytonCEO and Founder, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public; Former Assistant Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Joshua DuBoisFormer Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
General Ann DunwoodyU.S. Army General (Retired); Former Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command
Michèle FlournoyFounder & Co-Chair, Center for a New American Security; Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
Henrietta H. ForeChairman and CEO, Holsman International
General Jack GardnerU.S. Army Lieutenant General (Retired); Former Deputy Commander, European Command
Robert GatesFormer U.S. Secretary of Defense; Former Director of Central Intelligence; Former President, Texas A&M University
Mark GearanPresident, Hobart & William Smith Colleges; Former Director, Peace Corps; Former White House Director of Communications & Strategic Planning
Casey GeraldCEO, MBAs Across America
David GergenCNN Senior Political Analyst; Director, Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership; Former Senior Advisor to four U.S. Presidents
Elliot GersonExecutive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, The Aspen Institute; American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust
Michael GersonColumnist, The Washington Post; Former Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning
Dan GlickmanVice President & Executive Director of Congressional Programs, The Aspen Institute; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center; Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Former Member of Congress (Kansas)
Rob GordonChief Strategy Office, APX Labs; U.S. Army (Ret); Former Deupty Undersecretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy
Jennifer GranholmDirector, American Jobs Project, U.C. Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute; Former Governor of Michigan
Eric GreitensCEO & Founder, The Mission Continues; United States Navy SEAL (Retired); Author, The Heart & the Fist
Stephen HadleySenior Advisor for International Affairs, U.S. Institute of Peace; Former National Security Advisor; Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs
Andrew HauptmanChairman, Andell, Inc.; Owner and Chairman, Chicago Fire Soccer Club; Trustee, City Year
Mellody HobsonPresident, Ariel Investments; Chairman of the Board, DreamWorks Animation, SKG
Chris HowardPresident of Hampden Sydney College, Founder of the Impact Young Lives Foundation & member of the National Security Education Program Board of Directors
Arianna HuffingtonPresident, Chair and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post; Author, Fourth Instinct
Jon HuntsmanFormer Governor of Utah; Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore & China
Walter IsaacsonPresident & CEO, The Aspen Institute; Author, Steve Jobs, Einstein: His Life & Universe, & Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin JealousPresident & CEO, NAACP; Former Executive Director, National Newspaper Publishers Association; Former Director, U.S. Human Rights Program at Amnesty International
Sebastian Junger

Best-selling author of War and The Perfect Storm; and co-Director, Restrepo

Rosabeth Moss KanterErnest L. Arbuckle Professor, Harvard Business School
Dirk Kempthorne
Former Governor of Idaho, U.S. Senator & U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Alan KhazeiCo-Chair, The Franklin Project; CEO, The Action Tank; Co-Founder, City Year; Founder, Be the Change
Wendy Kopp
Founder & Chair, Teach For America; CEO & Co-Founder, Teach For All; Author, One Day, All Children & A Chance to Make History
Laura Lauder
Venture Philanthropist, Lauder Family Foundation; Co-Principal, Lauder Partners LLC, Venture Capital
Jonathan LavineManaging Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Sankaty Advisors; Trustee, City Year
Joshua Marcuse

Founder and Chairman, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Mel MartinezChairman, Southeast and Latin America and Vice Chair, JPMorgan Chase; Former U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Zach MaurinExecutive Director, ServiceNation
Jamie MerisotisPresident/CEO, Lumina Foundation
Wes Moore
U.S. Army Captain (Ret.); Author, The Other Wes Moore; Host of Beyond Belief, Oprah Winfrey Network
Sam NunnCo-Chairman and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Former U.S. Senator of Georgia
Eduardo PadrónPresident, Miami Dade College; Chairman, White House Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
Robert Putnam
Professor, Public Policy, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; Author, Bowling Alone, Better Together & American Grace
Lynda ResnickVice Chairman, Roll Global
W. Taylor Reveley  IIIPresident, College of William and Mary
Condoleezza Rice
Professor & Former Provost, Stanford University; Former U.S. Secretary of State & National Security Advisor; Author, No Higher Honor; Trustee, Aspen Institute
Norm Rice
President & CEO, The Seattle Foundation; Former Mayor of Seattle; Former Member, White House Council for Community Solutions
Shirley Sagawa
Fellow, Center for American Progress; Former Deputy Chief of Staff, First Lady Hillary Clinton; Author, The American Way to Change
Donna Shalala
President, University of Miami; Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Former Peace Corps Volunteer
Patty Shinseki
Board of Advisors, White House Joining Forces Initiative; Board of Directors, Military Child Education Coalition
Bill Shore
Founder & CEO, Share our Strength; Author, The Cathedral Within
Timothy Shriver
Chairman & CEO, Special Olympics; Chair, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning
Olympia SnoweSenior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center; Co-Chair, Commission on Political Reform; Former U.S. Senator (R-Maine)
Richard Stengel
Former Managing Editor, TIME Magazine; Former CEO, National Constitution Center; Author, Mandela's Way
Patty Stonesifer
CEO, Martha's Table; Former CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Former Chair, White House Council for Community Solutions
Kerry Sullivan
President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Laurie Tisch
President, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund; Chair Emeritus of the Center for Arts Education and the Children's Museum of Manhattan; Trustee, Aspen Institute, Whitney Museum, & Lincoln Center
Laysha Ward
President, Target Community Relations and Target Foundation; Board Chair, Corporation for National & Community Service
Harris WoffordSenior Advisor, The Franklin Project; Former U.S. Senator; Former CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service; Former President, Bryn Mawr College; Associate Director, Peace Corps; Civil Rights Advisor to President Kennedy
Tae Yoo
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco Systems
Ilir ZherkaExecutive Director, National Conference on Citizenship