Advisory Board

The Kroc Institute Advisory Board provides advice and guidance to the director and executive staff and supports the development of Kroc Institute resources.

Phillip D. Brady

​​​​​Phillip D. Brady (B.A. '73)

Adjunct Professor, Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America


Pat Danahy

​​​​​J. Patrick Danahy (B.A. '66)

President and Chief Executive Officer, Greensboro Partnership


Kelsey Ab Photo

​​​​​Kelsey Davenport (M.A. '11)

Director for Nonproliferation Policy, Arms Control Association


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​​​​​Garrett FitzGerald (Ph.D. '20)

Assistant Professor of Peace & Justice Studies, Pace University, New York, NY

Ph.D. in Political Studies & Peace Studies, 2020

Monica Montgomery

​​​​​Monica Montgomery (B.A. '19)

Political Director and Policy Analyst, Council for a Livable World

Paddy Mullen

​​​​​Paddy Mullen (Chair, B.A. '80)

Chief Executive Officer, The BRANY Group

Elias Opongo

​​​​​Elias Omondi Opongo, S.J. (M.A. '04)

Director, Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR)

Steven Pepe

​​​​​Steven Pepe (B.A. '65)

Retired United Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Maria Camila Posse Gaez

​​​​​Maria Camila Posse Gaez (MGA '19)

Risk Management Associate and Operations Analyst, Seaboard Overseas and Trading Group

Paul T. Rogalski

​​​​​Paul T. Rogalski (B.A. '80)

Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking, Robert W. Baird & Company

Michael P. Rooney

​​​​​Michael P. Rooney (B.A. '94)

President and Chief Executive Officer, Claddagh Investments, LLC

John E. Scully, Jr.

​​​​​John E. Scully, Jr. (B.A. '64)

Executive Advisor, Challenger, Gray & Christmas; Group Senior Vice President, La Salle Bank (retired); U.S. Army, Major General (retired)

Judy Scully

​​​​​Judy Scully

School Psychologist (retired)

Mike Smith

​​​​​Mike Smith (B.A. '93)

Principal and Managing Director, Cornerstone Government Affairs

Richard G. Starmann

​​​​​Richard G. Starmann (Former Chair)

Senior Vice President, McDonald's Corporation (retired); Senior Advisor to Joan B. Kroc; Co-Trustee, Estate of Joan B. Kroc

Peter Wallensteen

​​​​​Peter Wallensteen

Richard G. Starmann, Sr. Research Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies