Advisory Board Members

The purpose of the advisory board is to offer guidance, respond to ideas, and provide financial support to the Initiative to help it successfully fulfill its mission.  

The Initiative is fortunate to be supported by an extraordinary and diverse group of advisory board members. Among our Emeritus FWI Advisory Board Members, there are Debra Waller, Chairman and CEO, Jokey International, Gene Lockhart, Partner, Diamond Castle Holdings, LLC, Chairman Financial Institutions, Steve Reinemund, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo (retired) and dean of Wake Forest Business School. FWI is grateful for their guidance and support. 

See below the full list of actual Advisory Board members.

George P. Bauer

Mr. George P. Bauer serves as the Chief Executive Officer of GPB Group Ltd. Mr. Bauer has held many executives positions in IBM Corp. for more than 31 years. He has been a Director of Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (BNC Financial Group, Inc.) since 2012 and serves as Director of Bankwell Bank. Mr. Bauer serves as a Trustee of Washington University, St. Louis. 

Marc Belton

Marc Belton is the founder of Wisefellows Consulting, after retiring as Executive Vice President and Global Strategy, Growth and Marketing Innovation of General Mills, Inc., an S&P 500 manufacturer and marketer of consumer food products. He has also served in senior executive positions in Worldwide Health, Brand and New Business Development of General Mills, Yoplait USA, General Mills Canada Corporation and New Business Development.  Mr. Belton is a member of the Executive Leadership Council in Washington D.C.

Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach

Lord Griffiths serves as Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and is a member of Parliament. Lord Brian Griffiths was Professor of Banking and International Finance at the City University since 1976 and served as its Dean from 1982 to 1985. He served at No. 10 Downing Street as head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit from 1985 to 1990.

Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger serves as CEO of VMware since September 2012. Thanks to his leadership the company has seen its size doubled. He has more than 35 years of technology and leadership experience, and he brought a significant contribution to the creation and the development of key industry technologies such as USB and Wi-Fi, the original 80486 processor.

 He holds several patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture, and communications.

Louis Giuliano

Louis J. Giuliano serves as an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group LP. Mr. Giuliano serves as a Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group. He has held many executive positions at ITT, Avionics Systems Group, Vectrus, Inc.,  Exelis MSCO Inc.,  Accudyne Industries.

 He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. Louis J. Giuliano is also active in non-profit organizations, as a founder or board member, such as Workforce Ministries,  Syracuse University Whitman School of Management.  

Thomas W. Horton

Thomas W. Horton joined Global Infrastructure Partners as a partner in April of 2019. GIP is a leading independent global infrastructure investor.

Mr. Horton is a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Airlines.  He was also Chairman of the oneworld®alliance, of which American is a founding member.  Following the merger with US Airways Group, he served as Chairman of American Airlines Group, until 2014. He joined Warburg Pincus as a senior advisor in 2015.

Dale E. Jones

Dale E. Jones is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Search. Dale Jones has served in several executives positions in for-profit and non-profit organizations and he is now a member of several notable national corporate and philanthropic boards, such as  Northwestern Mutual, Kohl’s Inc., Princeton Theological Seminary, and his alma mater, Morehouse College. He formerly served as National Advisory Board Vice Chairman for The Salvation Army.

Yung Bong Lim

Yung Bong Lim is the Managing Partner of RDG Funds LLC, a real estate investment company, which he founded in 2008. Previously, he was a Managing Director and the head of the Securitized Products Group, which he founded, at Citadel LLC (1999-2007). Prior to Citadel, he was a Managing Director of the Proprietary Fixed Income Trading Group at Salomon Brothers Inc (1987-1998). Yung Bong earned a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude in 1987, and he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honor societies.

Kendrick B. Melrose

Kendrick B. Melrose served as Chairman and CEO of The Toro Company for over 20 years before retiring.  After retiring in 2006, he founded Leading by Serving LLC,  which has as main mission to promote the principles of servant leadership. He is also author, speaker and Princeton alum ('62).

Wendy Murphy

Wendy Murphy is  Managing Director and Global Practice Leader at ZRG Partners, and she is also engaged in ZRG’s Healthcare Practice, where she has deep experience in Private Equity healthcare searches. Prior to joining ZRG, Wendy led Heidrick & Struggle’s Global CHRO Practice, as well as with Korn Ferry, and most recently RSR Partners.  

Dr. Craig E. Philip

Dr. Craig E. Philip is the former CEO of Ingram Barge Company, and he has been named director of the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation Research. He is a nationally recognized expert and held several teaching positions at Vanderbilt University and Princeton University.  He has been actively engaged in public policy development with regulatory agencies at the national level, and he has received many awards.

In 2014 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. He is Princeton alum ('75). 

Mimi Pivirotto Murley

Mimi Pivirotto Murley has been active on behalf of Princeton since graduating including Class leadership, Alumni Council committees, Annual Giving, and Campaign responsibilities, Princeton Club of Chicago, and Princeton AlumniCorps.   She is involved in Chicago with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, the Robert and Ann H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, the Lake Forest Country Day School, and Church of the Holy Spirit. 

C. William Pollard

C. William (Bill) Pollard is currently Chairman of Fairwyn Investment Company, a private investment firm. For over a twenty-five year period,  Mr. Pollard served as Chairman and CEO of ServiceMaster, Inc. advisor. He has  held senior positions in several public companies and a number of charitable, religious, and educational organizations. 

John Tyson

John Tyson is the Chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc. He started in the business as a teenager, rising to become CEO in 1998. Under his leadership, Tyson Foods became the world’s largest protein-processing company. He is an active figure in and founded the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the Sam W. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas. He is a recipient of many awards related to corporate citizenship and faith at work.  

Kevin M. Weiss

Mr. Kevin M. Weiss has been Chief Executive Officer of Spireon, Inc. since June 2016, after serving in many other companies in Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the board. Kevin Weiss has 30 years of results-oriented sales, marketing and business development experience with industry-leading companies. He is a graduate of Princeton University (’79).

Jacob J. Worenklein

Jacob J. Worenklein is Chairman and CEO of US Grid Company, and he previously founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of US Power Generating Company. Jacob Worenklein  has had teaching activities at New York University’s Stern School of Business,  Princeton  University and Yale University. He is also the Chairman of the Interfaith Alliance, a national organization dedicated to safeguarding the nation’s constitutional protections of religion and liberty.

Johanna Zeilstra

Johanna Zeilstra is the CEO of Gender Fair as well as an established business strategist who worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, JPMorgan Chase, and with over a dozen client organizations. She co-founded GiveBack, a platform supporting companies to implement authentic and effective social responsibility initiatives.