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SIS Dean’s Board of Advisors members serve as ambassadors, advocates, and partners to the Dean of the School of International Service. All SIS Dean’s Board of Advisors members are leaders in their respective fields and use their expertise and experience to help the SIS dean accomplish the School’s strategic goals.


Matthew WarshawSIS/BA '94

Chief Operating Officer, D3 Systems, Inc.

Vice Chair

Dawn Miller SIS/BA '93

Commercial Director, Lloyd's


Janice Menke AbrahamSIS/BA '79

President and CEO, United Educators Insurance

Deon Woods BellSIS/BA '90

Senior Advisor, Global Policy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Esther BenjaminSIS/BA '92, CAS/MA '95

CEO and Executive Director, World Education Services

Justin CooperSPA/BA '00

Founder and CEO, Foxcroft Strategy Group

Alan FleischmannSIS/BA '87, SPA/BS '87

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Laurel Strategies, Inc.

J. Mario Fontes, Jr.SIS/BA '87

Partner, Lewis Brisbois

Carolyn "Cookie" MasonSIS/BA '88

Fundraising and Development Consultant

Sherry Mueller, Ph.D.SIS/BA '65

SIS Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

Fay ParrisSIS/BA '83, WCL/JD '87, SIS/MA '90

International and Immigration Attorney, Fay Yvette Parris, Esq.

Marcy Owens TestSIS/BA '89

Senior Vice President, CBRE

Cynthia WarshawSIS/BA '93, CAS/MFA '20

International Trade Expert

Ho-I Wu, PhDSIS/PhD '82

Retired, Peace Technology, Inc.