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Everett Alvarez ’60, former officer, United States Navy (second longest-held U.S. prisoner of war); former deputy director, Peace Corps; former deputy administrator, Veterans Administration; former board chair, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; chair, VA CARES Commission; author, “Chained Eagle, Code of Conduct;” recipient, Lone Sailor Award, Silver Star, two Legions of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and two Purple Heart Medals; member, Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Council 

Elizabeth Birch ’85, vice president, CBRE; former executive director, The Human Rights Campaign; former chief of litigation and HR counsel, Apple Inc; former chairman of the board, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; host, Here TV

Edmund "Jerry" G. Brown, Jr. ’59, former governor, California (fourth term, longest serving governor in California history and 3rd longest-serving governor in U.S. history); former attorney general, California; former secretary of state, California; former mayor, Oakland

John C. Cruden ’74, former assistant attorney general, Environment and Natural Resource Division; former president, American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL)

Benjamin F. Cruz J.D.’75, public auditor, Guam; speaker, 34th Guam legislature; former Chief Justice, Guam Supreme Court

Robert D. Durham ’72, former associate justice, Oregon Supreme Court; former judge, Oregon Court of Appeals

Mike Espy J.D. ’78, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (first African American to hold the position); former member of Congress, Mississippi; candidate, United States Senate 

Ron Flynn ’65, former brigadier general, U.S. Army

Jim Garrison ’73, president, Ubiquity; co-founder, State of the World Forum, Gorbachev Foundation; executive director, Esalen Soviet-American Exchange Program; author, “America as Empire,” “The Plutonium Culture,” “The Darkness of God: Theology after Hiroshima,” “Civilization and the Transformation of Power,” and “The New Diplomats: Citizen Diplomacy in Internal Affairs”

Joanne Hayes-White ’86, former fire chief, San Francisco (first female fire chief of a major metropolitan city); member, State of California Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisin; member, Public Safety Officers’ Medal of Valor Review Board; member, Advisory Board for Little Sisters of the Poor; member, Advisory Board of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, University of San Francisco; former board member, American Red Cross – Bay Area Chapter; former board member, Mercy High School

Martin Jenkins ’77, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California (first openly gay and third Black man to serve on the state’s high court); former Justice, California Court of Appeal; former United States district judge, United States District Court for the District of California

Keith Kellogg ’66, national security advisor to the Vice President Mike Pence; former executive secretary and chief of staff, U.S. National Security Council; former chief operating officer, Coalition Provisional Authority; former lieutenant general, U.S. Army; recipient, Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service

William Lenaers ’69, former commanding general, U.S. Army; former chief of ordnance and commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School 

Zoe Lofgren J.D. ’75, representative, U.S. Congress, California (district's first female U.S. representative); member, House Judiciary Committee, House Administration Committee

Suzy (Pollack) Loftus ’96, former interim district attorney, San Francisco; former special assistant attorney general, criminal law; former domestic violence and elder abuse prosecutor, San Francisco; former president, San Francisco Police Commission

Tom McEnery ’67, M.A. ’70, former vice chairman, San Jose Sharks; former mayor, San Jose; author, “The New City State”; co-founder, San Jose Inside; part-owner, San Jose Sports and Entertainment Enterprises (owns the San Jose Sharks); owner, Irish Innovation Center, Silicon Valley Global

Bob Miller ’67, former governor, Nevada; former lieutenant governor, Nevada; member, Wynn Resorts and International Game Technology Board of Directors

Frank Murkowski ’55, former governor and senator, Alaska

Dee Dee Myers ’83, senior advisor to the governor and director, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development; former White House press secretary, Clinton Administration (first woman and second-youngest person to hold that position); executive vice president of corporate communications, Warner Bros.; author, New York Times Bestseller “Why Women Should Rule the World;” political analyst and commentator, CNBC; contributing editor, Vanity Fair; managing director of public affairs, The Glover Park Group 

Janet Napolitano ’79, president, University of California System; former secretary of Homeland Security, Obama Administration; former governor, Arizona; former attorney general, Arizona; first woman to hold all of these positions; world’s 8th most powerful woman (2013), Forbes

Gavin Newsom ’89, governor, California; former lieutenant governor, California; former mayor, San Francisco (city’s youngest mayor in a century); former host, The Gavin Newsom Show

Edward A. Panelli ’53 J.D. ’55, former associate justice, California Supreme Court; former judge, Santa Clara County Superior Court; recipient, Honorary Doctor of Laws award, Santa Clara University

Leon Panetta ’60 J.D. ’63, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Obama Administration; former director of the CIA, Obama Administration; former White House Chief of Staff, Clinton Administration; representative, U.S. Congress, California

Mary Ann Peters ’72, CEO, Carter Center; former provost, Naval War College; member, Council on Foreign Relations and Women in International Security; former U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh; former member, National Security Council, Clinton Administration; member, Women in International Security 

Joe Peterson ’72, former lieutenant general, U.S. Army

Thomas Romig J.D. ’80, former dean, Washburn University School of Law; former major general, former judge advocate general, U.S. Army

Richard Tallman ’75, senior judge, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; former judge, United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review

Anthony Williams ’73, former mayor, Washington, D.C.; former CFO, U.S. Department of Agriculture; CEO, Federal City Council 

Michael C. Wehr ’85, former director of strategy, capabilities, policy, programs, and logistics, United States Transportation Command; major general, deputy chief of engineers/deputy commanding general (second in command), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Garrett Yee ’87, former assistant director, Defense Information Systems Agency; major general, U.S. Army