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

Joel C. Peterson, Salt Lake City, UT*


Vice Chairs

Paul Lewis 'Lew' Davies III, Dallas, TX*
Mary Myers Kauppila, Boston, MA*


Overseers

Katherine H. Alden, Woodside CA
Neil R. Anderson, Plano, TX
Barbara Barrett, Paradise Valley, AZ
John F. Barrett, Cincinnati, OH
Robert G. Barrett, Vero Beach, FL
Donald R. Beall, Corona del Mar, CA
Peter B. Bedford, Napa, CA
Peter S. Bing, Los Angeles, CA
Walter E. Blessey Jr., Mandeville, LA
Joanne Whittier Blokker, Palo Alto, CA
William K. Blount, Portland, OR
James J. Bochnowski, Atherton, CA
Jerome V. 'Jerry' Bruni, Colorado Springs, CO
James J. Carroll III, Los Angeles, CA*
Robert H. Castellini, Cincinnati, OH
James W. Davidson, Miami, FL
Herbert M. Dwight, Healdsburg, 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, Reno, NV
Samuel L. Ginn, Hillsborough, CA
Michael W. 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*
Warner W. Henry, Pasadena, CA
Kenneth A. Hersh, Dallas, TX
Heather R. Higgins, New York, NY
Hank J. Holland, Belvedere, CA
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
William E. Jenkins, Houston, TX
Charles B. Johnson, Palm Beach, FL*
Franklin P. Johnson Jr., Palo Alto, CA
Mark Chapin Johnson, Ladera Ranch, CA
John Jordan, Healdsburg, CA
Steve Kahng, Los Altos Hills, CA
Richard Kovacevich, San Francisco, CA
Allen J. Lauer, Portola Valley, CA
Howard H. Leach, Palm Beach, FL
Walter Loewenstern Jr., Los Angeles, CA
Howard W. Lutnick, New York, NY
Hamid ManiLa Jolla, CA 
Frank B. Mapel, San Marino, CA
James D. Marver, San Francisco, CA
Craig O. McCaw, Santa Barbara, CA
David McDonald, Spring, TX
Harold "Terry" McGraw III, New York, NY
Burton J. McMurtry, Palo Alto, CA*
Mary G. Meeker, New York, NY
Roger S. Mertz, Hillsborough, CA
Harold M. 'Max' Messmer Jr., Woodside, CA
Jeremiah Milbank III, New York, NY
Mitchell J. Milias, San Marino, CA
Scott Minerd, Santa Monica, CA
K. Rupert Murdoch, New York NY*
George E. Myers, Saint Helena, CA
Robert G. O'Donnell, Atherton, CA
Robert J. Oster, Atherton, CA*
Stan Polovets, New York, NY
Jay A. Precourt, Edwards, CO
Jeffrey S. Raikes, Seattle, WA**
George J. Records, Oklahoma City, OK
Christopher R. Redlich Jr., Hillsborough, CA
Samuel T. Reeves, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Kathleen “Cab” Rogers, Oakland, CA
Peter O. Shea, Balboa, CA
Roderick W. Shepard, Atherton, CA
Robert Shipman, Palm Beach, FL
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, Atherton, CA*
Stephen K. Stuart, Orlando, FL
W. Clarke Swanson Jr., Oakville, CA
Curtis Sloane Tamkin, Los Angeles, CA
Robert A. Teitsworth, Laguna Beach, California
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Stanford, CA**
Thomas J. Tierney, Boston, MA*
David T. Traitel, San Francisco, CA*
Victor S. Trione, Santa Rosa, CA
Paul H. Wick, Portola Valley, CA
Diane B. 'Dede' Wilsey, San Francisco, CA
Richard G. Wolford, Glenbrook, NV
Marcia R. Wythes, Atherton, CA


Distinguished Overseers

Martin Anderson, Palo Alto, CA
Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., San Francisco, CA
Wendy H. Borcherdt, Los Angeles, CA
Peyton M. Lake, Tyler, TX
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
Joseph W. Donner, New York, NY
John R. Stahr, Corona del Mar, CA
Robert J. Swain, Tulsa, OK
Dody Waugh, Santa Barbara, CA

* Executive Committee member
** Ex officio member