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.

Susie Swatt


Susie Swatt was Communications Director for the California Fair Political Practices Commission and has authored three highly acclaimed reports detailing the influence of money in the political process.  Her report, “Independent Expenditures: The Giant Gorilla in Campaign Finance,” was awarded a 2009 ProPublica Prize for Investigative...

Alan Unger


Alan Unger has over 40 years of experience working with public and private sector organizations – both domestic and international – managing projects and providing strategic planning and guidance in the areas of public policy, marketing and communications. He worked with a number of California public affairs and governmental organizations including the Canadian Foreign Ministry’s...

Linda Yeung

Director of People, Performance and Development
San Francisco International Airport

Linda Yeung currently serves as the Director of People, Performance and Development at the San Francisco International Airport. Yeung's government, private and nonprofit experience included Deputy City Administrator for the City and County of San Francisco, as well as positions in the San Francisco Controller's Office, Southern California Edison, Rebuild LA, Linda Griego for Mayor...