Willie Brown served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, 15 of those years as Speaker. After being termed-out in 1995, Brown became San Francisco’s first African-American mayor in January 1996; he served for eight years. His tenure as mayor is marked by a significant increase in real estate development, public works, city beautification, and other large-scale city projects. Brown continues to have a successful law practice, writes a weekly column for the San Francisco Chronicle, and appears in the media as a political commentator.
Peter Jacobi retired in 1999 as president and chief operating officer of Levi Strauss. During his 30-year tenure with Levi Strauss, he served as president of a number of the company’s divisions, including Youthwear, Men’s Jeans, the European division, and Global Sourcing. He also sat on the boards of many industry and management associations.
Sister Raya Hanlon, O.P. ’59, a Dominican Sister of San Rafael, has ministered in elementary and secondary education as a teacher and administrator; and, in financial management as congregational treasurer/CFO. Throughout the years of her professional career, Sister Raya has served on a number of boards and committees in healthcare, education and other non-profit enterprises. Sister Raya serves on the Katalysis Bootstrap Fund Board and chairs the Rose Court Board.
Renée Knee is CIO and SVP Technology of GAP Brand. She is responsible for the IT and Operations Strategy of the GAP Brand – a division of GAP Inc – a $16 billion iconic retail industry leader. She and her team lead the development and deployment of business and technology solutions for the brand’s global operations. Previously she was global vice president for Global Education Services for PeopleSoft and then Oracle.
Susan McCue ’92 is president of Dominican’s Alumni Association. After working a number of years with Minto and Wilkie Insurance Agency, she resigned to devote her time to her young family. She volunteers in both her children’s schools, serving on various boards and chairing fundraising committees. In addition, she teaches faith formation to kindergarteners and first-graders in her local parish.
John R. Gaulding is a founder and director of Sage Partners LLC, an advisory and investment firm providing capital and strategic counsel to emerging growth companies. He currently serves on the board of directors of Monster Worldwide, Inc., the parent of Monster.com, the world’s largest internet career site. He also serves on the board of Yellow Pages Group, Inc., the largest media company in Canada and ANTS Software, a publicly-held early-stage database software company.
Previously, he served as Chairman for Advanced Ticketing Systems Ltd., a secondary ticketing provider headquartered in London, and as Chairman of Novo Media, Inc. a new media design firm in San Francisco, sold to BCom3, one of the world’s leading advertising firms.