The Matsui Center National Advisory Committee offers advice, suggestions, and guidance with regard to all aspects of the operation of the Center, including programming, donor development, and administration.

Paul Rosenthal

Kelley Drye

Mr. Rosenthal is a partner in Kelley Drye's Washington, D.C. office and co-chair of the Government Relations and Public Policy practice group. He has more than 35 years of experience in international trade and government relations matters. Mr. Rosenthal assists a wide variety of companies and industries, including manufacturing, technology, and food and agriculture. He...

Michael Shenkman

Columbia Law School
Michael L. Shenkman
Michael L. Shenkman worked in Mr. Matsui’s congressional office as research director from 2001 to 2003 and, after Mr. Matsui’s passing, served as vice president of the Robert T. Matsui Foundation for Public Service. He is currently an attorney with the federal judiciary.
Shenkman was previously a fellow of the Center for Law and...

Paul Sweet

U.S. Government Relations International

Paul has three decades of Washington experience and active involvement in advocacy and public affairs work on behalf of state and local governments, universities, and private industry. 

He most recently worked for Mercury Public Affairs and its predecessor group, Fleishman Hillard Government Relations, and has assisted a wide cross-section of public and private sector clients ranging...

Tina Thomas

Thomas Law Group

During the past 30 years, Tina has earned recognition as one of the state’s leading environmental and land use attorneys. Prior to forming the Thomas Law Group, Tina was a founding partner of Remy, Thomas, Moose & Manley, LLP, serving as managing counsel for 28 years. Tina’s practice at RTMM focused on environmental and entitlement...

Arlene Willits

Arlene J. McLaughlin Willits received her BA from UC Berkeley in Political Science in 1963 and her MA in Public Administration in 1967. After graduating from Cal, Arlene participated in the Coro Fellowship Program in Public Affairs and devoted her professional life to working with local governmental agencies as a facilitator, trainer, mediator, and consultant. She...