The IGS National Advisory Council is responsible for providing guidance and direction to advance the Institute's development and outreach efforts. Membership is composed of distinguished individuals representing the corporate, philanthropy, non-profit, professional, and academic sectors that are affiliated with the IGS mission.

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William Brandt (Chair)

President and CEO
Development Specialists, Inc.

Bill Brandt has been in the business of workout, turnaround and insolvency consulting for more than thirty years and is widely recognized as one of the foremost practitioners in the field. He is President and CEO of Development Specialists, Inc. (“DSI”), a firm specializing in the provision of management, consulting and turnaround assistance to troubled...

Peter Brightbill

Senior Director of Government Relations
Wells Fargo Bank

Peter Brightbill ('87), Senior Director of Government Relations, started working with Wells Fargo in 1998; he is based in San Francisco. In this role, he is responsible for managing the organization’s state legislative and political agendas in California.

Additional responsibilities include providing counsel to the company’s senior executive management in public policy, legislative, community and political...

Kelly Calkin

Director of Political Resources

Kelly Calkin has worked in California politics on the local, state and federal levels for over a decade.

Mr. Calkin currently manages his own consulting firm called Calkin Public Affairs based in Sacramento. He previously served as the Director - Political Resources at Pacific, Gas & Electric Co.

Prior to joining PG&E, Mr. Calkin served as the...

Bryan Cameron

Co-Director of Research
Dodge & Cox

Bryan Cameron is co-director of research for Dodge & Cox, an investment management firm in San Francisco, with over $180 billion in assets under management. Mr. Cameron graduated with a BA in Economics from UC Davis in 1980 and a MBA from Stanford University in 1983. At the University of California at Berkeley, Mr. Cameron...

Christopher J. Carr

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Chris Carr is a partner at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Based in the firm’s San Francisco office, he is co-chair of the firm’s Land Use and Environmental Group. Mr. Carr represents public agencies, landowners, private individuals, and business concerns in all areas of natural resources law, including energy, water, forestry, agriculture,...

David A. Carrillo

Lecturer in Residence; Executive Director, California Constitution Center
Berkeley Law School

David A. Carrillo joined the Berkeley Law faculty as the founding Executive Director of the California Constitution Center in 2012.  The center is devoted to developing scholarship concerning the California Constitution and the California Supreme Court.  

Dr. Carrillo has been awarded four degrees by the University of...

David K. Chai


Chai worked in the White House during the Clinton Administration as Deputy Press Secretary and Special Projects Director for Management & Administration.  His campaign experience includes serving as the Assistant Deputy Campaign Manager and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Clinton/Gore 1996 presidential campaign. 

Chai has worked in Policy and Communications for three governors and two...

Jack Citrin (Ex Officio)

Heller Professor of Political Science
UC Berkeley

Jack Citrin, Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, and Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, was born in Shanghai, China, and grew up in China and Japan. A graduate of McGill University (1961), he received the Sir Geoffrey Dawson Scholarship to study at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris...

Pamela S. Duffy

Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP

Ms. Duffy is an attorney who focuses on commercial real estate, land use, and development, with a special expertise in large public and private entity transactions. She has acted as principal counsel for numerous major development projects and real estate transactions, including the two largest development projects in San Francisco.

Ms. Duffy represents clients in the...

Shaudi Falamaki Fulp

Principal and Political Strategist
The Fidens Group
Shaudi Falamaki Fulp is a Principal and Political Strategist at the Fidens Group, where she manages political and public affairs strategies for both private and public sector clients. Since launching the company in 2012, Shaudi has advised a diverse portfolio of clients including Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, start-ups, and non-profit organizations.