University of Pittsburgh

Advisory Board

The advisory board is chaired by Frances Hesselbein and includes leaders from corporations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations from around the world. The board ensures the quality, integrity, and sustainability of the academy.

Advisory Board 2014-2015


Ms. Eva Tansky Blum, Member

Senior Vice President and Director of Community Affairs

PNC Bank

Mrs. Suzanne Carlton, Member

Deputy for Strategic Outreach to the Chief of Staff

United States Army, retired

Ms. Tina Doerffer, Member

Program Manger, Leadership Development Program

Bertelsmann Foundation

Dr. Elizabeth Haas Edersheim, Member


New York Consulting Partners

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Member

Author & Executive Coach

Marshall Goldsmith Partners


Mrs. Frances Hesselbein, Chair

President and Chief Executive Officer

Leader to Leader Institute

Dr. Kathy Humphrey, Ex Officio Member

Vice Provost and Dean of Students

University of Pittsburgh


Mr. Larry Olson, Member

Vice President of Marketing

John Wiley & Sons

Mr. Keith Schaefer, Member

President and Chief Executive Officer

BPL Global, Ltd.


Mrs. Eric Shinseki (Patricia), Member

Board of Directors

Military Child Education Coalition


Ms. Joan Snyder Kuhl, Member

Senior Manager

Segment Marketing

Ms. Margaret Daniels Tyler, Member

Senior Program Officer, Education

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Mr. Sam Zacharias, Member


Gateway Financial Group, Inc.

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