The Foundation for Public Affairs is governed by the Executive Committee of the Public Affairs Council, a volunteer group composed of industry leaders. The Executive Committee provides governance of our research and activities and is made up of 15 executives who have demonstrated strong support for the Council and the Foundation.

Research Advisory Board

The Research Advisory Board is composed of executives serving on the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Council who have been strong supporters of the Foundation and its research. The Foundation for Public Affairs would like to recognize the following individuals for their support and guidance of the Foundation’s research agenda:

Mr. David Demarest (chair)
Vice President, Public Affairs
Stanford University

Mr. Rusty Ring
Vice President, Government Relations
Roche Diagnostics Corp.

Mr. Chris Bender
Head of Public Affairs & Communications

Ms. Linda Becker
Head of Public Policy Communications & Washington Affairs
Chrysler Group LLC

Mr. John Himle
Chief Executive Officer
Himle Rapp & Co., Inc.

Mr. Raymond G. Long
Director, Northeast Region
NRG Energy Inc.

Dr. Diane S. McNulty
Associate Dean, External Affairs & Corporate Development
Naveen Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas

Mr. Marc Scarduffa
Senior Director, Public Affairs
Pfizer Inc.

Ms. Elisa K. Siegel
Chief Communications Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges

Mr. Kerry Tassopoulos
Vice President, Government Relations and Compliance
Mary Kay Inc.

Mr. Gordon M. Thomas
Executive Director, Government Affairs
Textron Inc.