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New Ethics Center Advisory Board Members
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
The Ethics Center welcomes Carol Mayer Marshall, John Smedley, and Don Watters to its Advisory Board.
Mayer Marshall is a community activist with extensive government and private sector experience. She was the third highest ranking woman in the Nixon Administration. She also served as Congressional relations director, director of VISTA (the domestic Peace Corps), and superintendent of the San Francisco Mint. A member of the California Bar, she established a consulting firm for nonprofits. In addition to the Ethics Center's board, she serves on many nonprofit boards.
Smedley is president of Sony Online Entertainment LLC, where he oversees the company's overall vision and growth. He has more than a decade of experience experience in the interactive entertainment industry, including positions with ATG, Knight Technologies and five years with Sony Online Entertainment as Director of Development. He was also instrumental in the creation and development of the original, groundbreaking EverQuest® (EQ), and was co-founder of Verant Interactive Inc., which became Sony Online Entertainment after it was purchased by Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2000.
Watters is a director emeritus of McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm. He served primarily private sector clients in nearly 20 different industries on issues of strategy, organization and operations. In the late 1980’s, he led the team that opened McKinsey’s Silicon Valley Office. His board memberships have included: Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, the Tech Museum, American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley (Chair), American Leadership Forum National (Chair), United Way of Silicon Valley (Chair) and the Bay Area Garden Railway Society (President).