Leadership

Leadership 2018-06-12T21:33:25+00:00

Our Leadership

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin

Stephen K. Benjamin

Mayor of Columbia, SC

President

Bryan K. Barnett

Mayor of Rochester Hills

Vice President

Greg Fischer

Mayor of Louisville

2nd Vice President

CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran

Tom Cochran

CEO and Executive Director

Trustees

  • Steve Adler, Austin, TX
  • Shane Bemis, Gresham, OR
  • J. Christian Bollwage, Elizabeth, NJ
  • James Brainard, Carmel, IN
  • T.M. Franklin ‘Frank’ Cownie, Des Moines, IA
  • Bill de Blasio, New York, NY
  • Jorge O. Elorza, Providence, RI
  • John Giles, Mesa, AZ
  • Kim McMillan, Clarksville, TN
  • Mike Rawlings, Dallas, TX
  • James J. Schmitt, Green Bay, WI
  • Martin J. Walsh, Boston, MA
  • Nan Whaley, Dayton, OH

Advisory Board

  • Juan Carlos Bermudez, Doral, FL
  • Muriel Bowser, Washington, DC
  • Ardell F. Brede, Rochester, MN
  • Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Roy D. Buol, Dubuque, IA
  • Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, IN
  • Christopher L. Cabaldon, West Sacramento, CA
  • Pauline Russo Cutter, San Leandro, CA
  • Hardie Davis, Jr., Augusta, GA
  • Buddy Dyer, Orlando, FL
  • Karen M. Freeman-Wilson, Gary, IN
  • Joe Ganim, Bridgeport, CT
  • Oliver G. Gilbert III, Miami Gardens, FL
  • Carolyn G. Goodman, Las Vegas, NV
  • Sylvester ‘Sly’ James, Jr., Kansas City, MO
  • Harry LaRosiliere, Plano, TX
  • Joseph T. McElveen Jr., Sumter, SC
  • Lydia Mihalik, Findlay, OH
  • Mark W. Mitchell, Tempe, AZ
  • Jon Mitchell, New Bedford, MA
  • Kenneth D. Miyagishima, Las Cruces, NM
  • Frank C. Ortis, Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Miguel A. Pulido, Santa Ana, CA
  • Madeline Anne Rogero, Knoxville, TN
  • Hillary Schieve, Reno, NV
  • Paul Soglin, Madison, WI
  • Gary Soiseth, Turlock, CA
  • Mark Stodola, Little Rock, AR
  • Francis X. Suarez, Miami, FL
  • Sylvester Turner, Houston, TX
  • Brian C. Wahler, Piscataway, NJ
  • Acquanetta Warren, Fontana, CA

Past Presidents

  • Mitchell J. Landrieu, New Orleans (2017-18) (75th)
  • Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City (2016-17) (74th)
  • Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore (2015-16) (73rd)
  • Kevin Johnson, Sacramento (2014-15) (72nd)
  • Scott Smith, Mesa (2013-14) (71st)
  • Michael A. Nutter, Philadelphia (2012-13) (70th)
  • Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Los Angeles (2011-12) (69th)
  • Elizabeth B. Kautz, Burnsville (2009-11) (68th)
  • Greg Nickels, Seattle (2009) (67th)
  • Manuel A. “Manny” Diaz, Miami (2008-09) (66th)
  • Douglas H. Palmer, Trenton (2006-08) (65th)
  • Michael A. Guido, Dearborn (2006) (64th)
  • Beverly O’Neill, Long Beach (2005-06) (63rd)
  • Donald L. Plusquellic, Akron (2004-05) (62nd)
  • James A. Garner, Hempstead (2003-04) (61st)
  • Thomas M. Menino, Boston (2002-03) (60th)
  • Marc H. Morial, New Orleans (2001-02) (59th)
  • H. Brent Coles, Boise (2000-01) (58th)
  • Wellington E. Webb, Denver (1999-00) (57th)
  • Deedee Corradini, Salt Lake City (1998-99) (56th)
  • Paul Helmke, Fort Wayne (1997-98) (55th)
  • Richard M. Daley, Chicago (1996-97) (54th)
  • Norman B. Rice, Seattle (1995-96) (53rd)
  • Victor Ashe, Knoxville (1994-95) (52nd)
  • Jerry Abramson, Louisville (1993-94) (51st)
  • William J. Althaus, York (1992-93) (50th)
  • Raymond L. Flynn, Boston (1991-92) (49th)
  • Robert M. Isaac, Colorado Springs (1990-91) (48th)
  • Kathryn J. Whitmire, Houston (1989-90) (47th)
  • Arthur J. Holland, Trenton (1988-89) (46th)
  • Richard L. Berkley, Kansas City (1987-88) (45th)
  • Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Charleston (1986-87) (44th)
  • Ernest N. Morial, New Orleans (1985-86) (43rd)
  • Hernan Padilla, San Juan (1984-85) (42nd)
  • Richard H. Fulton, Nashville (1983-84) (41st)
  • Coleman A. Young, Detroit (1982-83) (40th)
  • Helen G. Boosalis, Lincoln (1981-82) (39th)
  • Richard G. Hatcher, Gary (1980-81) (38th)
  • Richard E. Carver, Peoria (1979-80) (37th)
  • William H. McNichols, Jr., Denver (1978-79) (36th)
  • Lee Alexander, Syracuse (1977-78) (35th)
  • Kenneth A. Gibson, Newark (1976-77) (34th)
  • Moon Landrieu, New Orleans (1975-76) (33rd)
  • Joseph L. Alioto, San Francisco (1974-75) (32nd)
  • Roy B. Martin, Jr., Norfolk (1973-74) (31st)
  • Louie Welch, Houston (1972-73) (30th)
  • Henry W. Maier, Milwaukee (1971-72) (29th)
  • James H.J. Tate, Philadelphia (1970-71) (28th)
  • Jack D. Maltester, San Leandro (1969-70) (27th)
  • Terry D. Schrunk, Portland, or (1968-69) (26th)
  • Joseph M. Barr, Pittsburgh (1967-68) (25th)
  • Jerome P. Cavanaugh, Detroit (1966-67) (24th)
  • Neal S. Blaisdell, Honolulu (1965-66) (23rd)
  • Raymond R. Tucker, St. Louis (1963-65) (22nd)
  • Arthur L. Selland, Fresno (1963) (21st)
  • Richard C. Lee, New Haven (1962-63) (20th)
  • Anthony J. Celebreeze, Cleveland (1962) (19th)
  • Haydon Burns, Jacksonville (1961-62) (18th)
  • Richardson Dilworth, Philadelphia (1960-61) (17th)
  • Richard J. Daley, Chicago (1959-60) (16th)
  • Norris Poulson, Los Angeles (1958-59) (15th)
  • Robert F. Wagner, New York (1957-58) (14th)
  • John B. Hynes, Boston (1955-57) (13th)
  • Elmer E. Robinson, San Francisco (1953-55) (12th)
  • Thomas a. Burke, Cleveland (1953) (11th)
  • Martin H. Kennelly, Chicago (1952-53) (10th)
  • David L. Lawrence, Pittsburgh (1950-52) (9th)
  • W. Cooper Green, Birmingham (1949-50) (8th)
  • George W. Welsh, Grand Rapids (1947-49) (7th)
  • Edward J. Kelly, Chicago (1945-47) (6th)
  • Fiorello H. Laguardia, New York (1935-45) (5th)
  • Daniel W. Hoan, Milwaukee (1934-35) (4th)
  • T. Semmes Walmsley, New Orleans (1933-34) (3rd)
  • James M. Curley, Boston (1933) (2nd)
  • Frank Murphy, Detroit (1933) (1st)