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Board of Advisors


The W&M Public Policy Board of Advisors is comprised of distinguished public policy practitioners and other accomplished individuals.  Board members are selected based on eminent professional achievement, personal interest in the discipline of public policy, and demonstrated ability to help W&M Public Policy further its mission to improve public policy analysis, evaluation, and formulation within state, national and international entities.  Thanks in part to the leadership from past advisors (and, of course, our outstanding faculty and students!), W&M Public Policy now ranks among the most selective in the country.

Executive Committee

President - Christian Klein
1st Vice President - Theresa Whelan
2nd Vice President - Sam Feder
Nominations Chair - Christian Klein
Ex-Officio - Paul Manna, Program Director
Ex-Officio - Kurt Klingenberger, Alumni Association President


Christian Bale (BA '14, MPP '15), Law Clerk at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Menuka Ban (MPP '16), Senior Manager, Quantitative Economics & Statistics at EY
David Bulova (BA '91), Project Manager, Wood Environmental & Infrastructure
Jeffrey Coughlin (BA '96), Senior Director, Federal & State Affairs, HIMSS
Katherine Darke Schmitt (BA '91, MPP '93), Deputy Director, Office for Victims of Crime
Paul Decker (BA '83), President and CEO, Mathematica
Sam Feder (BA '92), Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
Thomas Gates (BA '05), Senior Program Examiner, OMB
Rosemary Harold (BA '80), Enforcement Bureau Chief, FCC
Natalie Farr Harrison (BA '03), Consultant at Subject Matter
Charlie Iovino (BA '76), Senior Policy Advisor, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Jeff Jaeckel (BA '95), Co-Chair, Global Antitrust Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Christian Klein (BA '92), Partner, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC
Kurt Klingenberger (MPP/MBA '16), Deputy Division Chief, U.S. Air Force
Brett Levanto (MPP '09), VP of Operations, Obadel, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC
David Limbrick, Jr. (BA '92), Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, WUSTL
Paul Mannaex-officio, Director, W&M Public Policy
Chris Marquez (BA '94), President & CEO, National Capitol Contracting, LLC
Edward Normand (BA '92), Partner, Roche Freedman
John Osborn (BA '79), Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells US LLP
David Oxenford (BA '77), Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Earl Pinto (JD '00), Director, Acquisitions, HHS
Charles Samuels (BA '98), Partner, Charles R. Samuels, Attorney at Law, PLLC
Jodi Scarlata (BA '83), Advisor, International Monetary Fund
Jeffrey Stern (BA' 92), State Coordinator, Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Michael Sydla (BA '95), Director PMO-IT, Naval Sea Systems Command
Jeffrey Trammell (BA '73), ex-officio, President, Trammell & Company
Robert Trice, Jr (BA '68), Sr. Vice President Business Development, Lockheed Martin (ret.)
Paul Verkuil (BA '61), ex-officio, Former President at the College of W&M
Theresa Whelan (BA '87), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
Shannon White-Benson (MPP '08), Contracting Officer, USAID
Drew Willison (BA '88), Partner, Oldaker & Willison