Board of Overseers

Historic Hoover Tower

Ensuring that the Hoover Institution follows the path set forth by its founder, Herbert Hoover, and reaffirmed by its mission statement, the Board of Overseers acts as an advisory body to and a support group for the Institution’s senior administration. Members who have served on the board since the last report are listed here.

The Board of Overseers advises and supports the Institution’s senior administration, ensuring that the Hoover Institution follows the path set forth by its founder and reaffirmed by its mission statement. This dedicated group of supporters, who contribute to the advancement of the Institution through their knowledge, experience, and leadership, meet biannually at Stanford and in Washington, DC.


Chair

Thomas J. Tierney, Boston, MA*


Vice Chairs

Boyd C. Smith, Palo Alto, CA*
Thomas F. Stephenson, Atherton, CA*


Overseers

Marc L. Abramowitz, Palo Alto, CA
Barbara Barrett, Paradise Valley, AZ
Robert G. Barrett, Vero Beach, FL
Donald R. Beall, Corona del Mar, CA
Peter B. Bedford, Napa, CA*
Bruce Benson, Denver, CO
Peter S. Bing, Los Angeles, CA
Walter Blessey Jr., Mandeville, LA
Joanne Whittier Blokker, Palo Alto, CA
William K. Blount, Portland, OR
James J. Bochnowski, Atherton, CA
William K. Bowes Jr., Menlo Park, CA
Richard W. Boyce, Portola Valley, CA
Jerome V. 'Jerry' Bruni, Colorado Springs, CO
James J. Carroll III, Los Angeles, CA*
Robert H. Castellini, Cincinnati, OH
Rod Cooper, Trophy Club, TX
Paul Lewis “Lew” Davies III, Dallas, TX*
John B. De Nault, Boulder Creek, CA
Steven A. Denning, Greenwich, CT**
Susanne Fitger Donnelly, Los Angeles, CA
Joseph W. Donner, New York, NY
Herbert M. Dwight, Healdsburg, CA*
William C. Edwards, Foster City, CA
Jeffrey A. Farber, San Francisco, CA
Henry A. Fernandez, New York, NY
Carly Fiorina, Lorton, VA
James E Forrest, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Stephen B. Gaddis, Atherton, CA
Samuel L. Ginn, San Bruno, CA
Michael Gleba, Pittsburgh, PA
Cynthia Fry Gunn, Palo Alto, CA
Paul G. Haaga Jr., La Cañada, CA
Arthur E. Hall, Minden, NV
Everett J. Hauck, Lake Forest, IL*
W. Kurt Hauser, Greenbrae, CA*
John L. Hennessy, Stanford, CA**
Warner W. Henry, Los Angeles, CA
Sarah Page Herrick, Atherton, CA
Heather R. Higgins, New York, NY
Allan Hoover III, Castle Rock, CO
Margaret Hoover, New York, NY
Preston B. Hotchkis, Santa Barbara, CA
Philip Hudner, San Francisco, CA
Gail A. Jaquish, Austin, TX
Charles B. Johnson, Palm Beach, FL*
Franklin P. Johnson Jr., Palo Alto, CA
Mark Chapin Johnson, Mission Viejo, CA
John Jordan, Healdsburg, CA
Steve Kahng, Los Altos Hills, CA
Mary Myers Kauppila, Boston, MA*
Raymond V. Knowles Jr., La Jolla, CA
Richard Kovacevich, San Francisco, CA
Carl V. Larson Jr., Menlo Park, CA
Allen J. Lauer, Portola Valley, CA
Howard H. Leach, Palm Beach, FL
Walter Loewenstern Jr., Capitola, CA
E. A. 'Al' Maas, Saratoga, CA
Hamid ManiLa Jolla, CA 
Frank B. Mapel, San Marino, CA
Craig O. McCaw, Santa Barbara, CA
Burton J. McMurtry, Palo Alto, CA*
Mary G. Meeker, Menlo Park, CA
Roger S. Mertz, San Francisco, CA
Harold M. 'Max' Messmer Jr., Menlo Park, CA
Jeremiah Milbank III, New York, NY
Mitchell J. Milias, Pasadena, CA
Charles T. Munger Jr., Palo Alto, CA
George E. Myers, Saint Helena, CA
Robert G. O'Donnell, Atherton, CA
Robert J. Oster, Menlo Park, CA*
Joel C. Peterson, Salt Lake City, UT*
Stan Polovets, New York, NY
Jay A. Precourt, Edwards, CO
George J. Records, Oklahoma City, OK
Christopher R. Redlich Jr., Hillsborough, CA
Kathleen “Cab” Rogers, Oakland, CA
James N. Russell, Northfield, IL
Peter O. Shea, Newport Beach, CA
Roderick W. Shepard, Menlo Park, CA
Thomas M. Siebel, Redwood City, CA
George W. Siguler, New York, NY*
Boyd C. Smith, Palo Alto, CA*
James W. Smith, M.D., Boise, ID
William C. Steere Jr., Bonita Springs, FL
David L. Steffy, Carmel, CA
Thomas F. Stephenson, Menlo Park, CA*
Stephen K. Stuart, Brandon, FL
W. Clarke Swanson Jr., Oakville, CA
Curtis Sloane Tamkin, Los Angeles, CA
Tad Taube, Belmont, CA*
Robert A. Teitsworth, Laguna Beach, California
L. Sherman Telleen, San Marino, CA
Thomas J. Tierney, Boston, MA*
David T. Traitel, Santa Monica, CA*
Victor S. Trione, Santa Rosa, CA
Don Tykeson, Eugene, OR
Nani S. Warren, Washougal, WA
Jack R. Wheatley, Salt Lake City, UT
Paul H. Wick, Menlo Park, CA
Richard G. Wolford, Glenbrook, NV
Marcia R. Wythes, Atherton, CA


Distinguished Overseers

Martin Anderson, Palo Alto, CA
Wendy H. Borcherdt, Los Angeles, CA
William C. Edwards, Atherton, CA
Robert H. Malott, Chicago, IL
Shirley Cox Matteson, Palo Alto, CA*
Bowen H. McCoy, Los Angeles, CA


Emeritus Overseers

Frederick L. Allen, San Marino, CA
Susanne Fitger Donnelly, Los Angeles, CA
Bill Laughlin, Atherton, CA
John R. Stahr, Corona del Mar, CA
Robert J. Swain, Tulsa, OK
Dody Waugh, Los Angeles, CA

* Executive Committee member
** Ex officio member