The Insight Center has empaneled a blue ribbon National Advisory Board comprised of business, media and policy leaders to help the center establish its next stage priorities and enhance the organization’s visibility and reach across the national field. Former HUD secretary Henry G. Cisneros chairs this board.

 

Henry G. Cisneros, Chair

In 1981, Mr. Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas. He was subsequently elected to four terms. In 1992, President Clinton appointed Mr. Cisneros to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”). After leaving HUD in 1997, Mr. Cisneros became President and COO of Univision Communications, the Spanish-language broadcaster which has become the fifth-most-watched television network in the nation.
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Albert F. Moreno

Albert F. Moreno

Mr. Moreno served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Levi Strauss & Co. from 1996 to November 2005. He joined Levi Strauss & Co. in 1978 where he was responsible for LS&CO.’s legal and brand protection affairs and oversees the LS&CO.’s global security department. He served as the Assistant Secretary of Levi Strauss & Co. until November 2005. He served as the Chief Counsel for Levi Strauss North America from 1994 to 1996 and also as its Deputy General Counsel from 1985 to 1994. He has been a Director of Xcel Energy Inc. since 2000.
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Carla Javits

Carla Javits is the President of REDF (also known as The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) which provides equity-like investments and business assistance to create and grow ‘double bottom line’, non-profit run social enterprises that create jobs as a means to ending cycles of unemployment, homelessness, and incarceration by employing people who face high barriers. The employees gain experience and earn a paycheck, while the nonprofits generate income that makes the businesses sustainable.
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Gloria Castillo

Gloria Castillo is President and CEO of Chicago United, a corporate membership organization that promotes multiracial leadership in business to advance parity in economic opportunity. Under the leadership of Ms. Castillo, Chicago United has launched nationally recognized programs including the annual Changing Color of Leadership Conference and Bridge Awards Dinner, the Business Leaders of Color publications, BoardLink, The
Five Forward Initiative, and the Transformative Inclusion Members Series that presents national thought leaders in diversity and inclusion research.
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Ivye L. Allen

Ivye L. Allen, President and CEO of Foundation for the Mid South, understands that no one organization or sector can singlehandedly improve the social and economic conditions in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The Foundation leads efforts to increase capacity and civic engagement as well to improve racial, social, and economic outcomes throughout
the Mid South.
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Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein

Mr. Bernstein joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in May 2011 as a Senior Fellow.  From 2009 to 2011, he was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team.
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John Foster-Bey

John Foster-Bey

John Foster-Bey is President and CEO at CSR, Inc., a leading provider of professional and technical services to government, private, and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Dr. Foster-Bey has more than 30 years of experience in program evaluation, performance measurement, research studies, and quantitative analysis. He joined CSR in 2008 after 5 years as senior advisor to the Director of Research and Policy Development at the Corporation for National and Community Services.
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John Morning

John Morning

Mr. Morning has been President of John Morning Design, Inc., a graphic design firm since 1960. Mr. Morning served as Chairman of Henry Street Settlement and serves as its Director. He is a Trustee of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and serves as a Director of the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation. He serves as Member of the board of Directors of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
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Linda Smith Lowe

Linda Smith Lowe

Linda Smith Lowe is a public policy advocate specializing in health issues at Georgia Legal Services Program(GLSP). A former health planner, Linda has worked for over 30 years (now part-time) as the Health Policy Specialist for Georgia Legal Services Program focusing on Medicaid and other health programs and issues for low-income Georgians. At GLSP her work includes policy analysis, training for attorneys and other legal workers, consultation on individual cases and on major litigation, and administrative advocacy.
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Michael Petro

Michael Petro is the Vice President for the Committee for Economic Development (CED). In this capacity, Michael is responsible for connecting CED’s policy projects and activities to the business community, government officials, and members of the media.
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Richard Woo

Richard Woo

Richard Woo is the CEO of The Russell Family Foundation. He has experience in global philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. Before joining The Russell Family Foundation in 2000, he worked for nearly twelve years at Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco in community relations, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.
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Rob McKay

Rob McKay

Rob McKay is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of the Democracy Alliance and President of the McKay Family Foundation, which supports community-based organizations working for long-term social, political, and economic progress. Rob, along with his brother and parents, established the McKay Foundation in January 1992. In recent years, the family foundation has supported efforts to bring health care coverage and a living wage to low-income workers, and it has given grants to groups in California working on issues such as affordable housing, economic development, and voter engagement.
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Unmi Song

Unmi Song

Ms. Song is President of the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, a private foundation that awards $8 million in grants annually to nonprofits serving low-income communities in Chicago with a focus on arts education, education, employment and health. She also serves on the board of directors at the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Prior to joining the Fry Foundation in 2003, she handled employment program grantmaking, which covered job training and welfare policy issues, at the Joyce Foundation. Before she moved into the nonprofit sector, she was a vice president of Bankers Trust Company and held positions at Citicorp Investment Bank in New York City, at the First National Bank of Chicago and at Gold Star Tele-Electric Company, in Seoul, Korea.
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