Board of Advisors

The World Affairs Seminar Board of Advisors is a group of thoughtful, high-profile individuals who lend credibility to this important initiative. They review agendas, topics, and programs. They also recommend speakers and often contribute to securing the highest level of presenters.


Richard T. Arndt (Washington, DC) – Lois Roth Foundation; past head of the Fulbright Scholarship Program.

Frank C. Carlucci (Reston, VA) - Former Secretary of Defense; Former Director of the CIA; Former Chairman of the Carlyle Group. Also served as US Ambassador to Portugal and as Under Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. 

Paul R. Charter (Gloucestershire, England) - Partner, PR & PR Charter Co. - Agriculture, food industry, construction in the UK and Eastern Europe. Past District Governor Rotary Centenary, holds the Estonian Medal of Honour for establishing police child protection units in Estonia. 

M. L. Coburn (Golden, Colorado) Retired Chief Financial Officer, Rocky Mountain Ready Mix Concrete, Inc. (Daughter of Dale Brock)

Frank Gimbel (Milwaukee, WI) - Attorney/Partner, Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown; President, Milwaukee City Center District; Past President – Wisconsin Bar Association; 2002 Goldberg Prize. 

Geneva B. Johnson (Milwaukee, WI) Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Family Service America, Inc.; Board Chair, Froedtert Hospital Foundation, Inc., past member of numerous boards of directors for private, public and not-for-profit organizations

Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven (Hamburg, Germany) Director, Institute for Theology & Peace, Hamburg Germany

Allison C. Laabs (Springfield, IL) – Past President/CEO, St. Johns Hospital Medical Center; former President of the Illinois Hospital Association and Catholic Health Association of America

George Mosher (Milwaukee, WI) - Founder, National Business Furniture; Philanthropist & Venture Capitalist

Dayo Olagunju, PhD ( Abuja, Nigeria) – Executive Secretary, Nigerian National Commission ofr Mass Education & Literacy; Director, Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO

Richard Pieper (Mequon, WI) - Chairman of Pieper Power; Board Chair of Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

K.R. Ravindran (Kelaniya, Sri Lanka) – Trustee, The Rotary Foundation

Robert Spitzer, PhD (Burlington, WI) Food for Peace Coordinator under President Ford, President Emeritus Milwaukee School of Engineering; twice nominated for the World Food Prize