The purpose of the SPA Advisory Board is to raise awareness of the School among key public policy members; to help secure the resources needed to fulfill its mission; and to advise the Dean on emerging trends in the public sector.
The Board's membership is drawn from a wide range of distinguished men and women who have achieved distinction in their professional careers and in their commitment to public service. The board includes Baruch College alumni and non-alumni members.
Michael Lewan, Chair (Baruch BBA ’72)
Dr. Stuart Altman (Baruch BBA ’59) – Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management
John H. Banks III (Baruch MPA ’92) – Vice President of Government Relations for Con Edison
Barbara Fife – Former Director of External Affairs at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs, and Co-Director of the School’s Center for Innovation and Leadership in Government; Board member, New York League of Conservation Voters
James Foy - Consultant and Retired President and CEO of St. John's Riverside Hospital and Riverside Health Care System
Lewis Friedman – Managing Partner of Urban Real Estate Growth Fund, LLC
Amy Hagedorn (Baruch BBA ’58) – President, Hagedorn Foundation; Founder of Sustainable Long Island and serves on the board of advisors of the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF), a division of the New York Community Trust
Jack Howard Jacobs (Colonel) - Medal of Honor Recipient
Ivan S. Kronenfeld, Ph.D. - Principal at Koerner Kronenfeld Partners, LLC
Martin D. Payson - Former Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of Time Warnerm Inc.; Trustee Emeritus, Howard University
Larry Pressler – Former US Senator from South Dakota and named Commissioner for the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad by President Barack Obama
Bill Roedy - Former Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International