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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 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, 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

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, Council on Foreign Relations; member, Women in International Security 

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

Richard Riordan ’52, former mayor, Los Angeles; former secretary of education, California

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, 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, assistant director, Defense Information Systems Agency; major general, U.S. Army

 

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