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

Mr. Belton is Executive Vice President at 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. and  where he contributes to ongoing debates on leadership, management and business issues across many industries.

Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach

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. Lord Griffiths served in various organizations in executive senior positions, such as Goldman Sachs International, Bank of England from 1983 to 1985, etc.

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

Louis Giuliano

Mr. 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 executives positions at ITT, Avionics Systems Group, Vectrus, Inc.,  Exelis MSCO Inc.,  Accudyne Industries, etc. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. Mr. Giuliano is also active in non-profit organizations, as founder or board member, such as Workforce Ministries,  Syracuse University Whitman School of Management, etc.  Mr.

Tom W. Horton

Thomas W. Horton is the Lead Director of General Electric 's board of directors. He served as Chairman of American Airlines Group and he led the Company through a very successful process of reorganization.  Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of AMR and American from 2006 to 2010, and vice chairman and chief financial officer of AT&T Corporation from 2002 to 2006. He serves as board member of Walmart, Oualcomm Inc  and joined Warburg Pincus as senior advisor.



Dale E. Jones

Dale E. Jones is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Search. Dale Jones has served is several executives positions in 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  was with The Toro Company from 1970  to 2005 when he stepped down as CEO, yet serving as executive chairman for Toro’s board of directors. After retiring  in 2006, he founded Leading by Serving LLC, in Wayzata, Minnesota, a company which has as main mission to promote the principles of servant leadership.

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 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.

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  CEO, Chairman of the board, and now, as advisor. He has  held senior positions in several public companies and a number of charitable, religious, and educational organizations.  He is a trustee emeritus of Wheaton College.

John Tyson

John Tyson has worked at his family business, Tyson Foods, since his teenage years and he became its Chairman in 1998. Under his leadership, Tyson Foods became the world’s largest protein-processing company. He is an active figure in the field of faith in the workplace, the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the Sam W. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas being named in his honor. 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 an alumnus 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 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.