Matsui Center Advisory Committee

Dick Ackerman

Former Senator, California State Senate

Matsui Center Advisory Committee: 2012

Senator Dick Ackerman is a longtime Southern California resident. Born in Long Beach, he is a graduate of Bellflower High School. In 1964, Ackerman earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley, and three years later he earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Hastings School of Law. He has practiced law for over three decades.

Ackerman was a member of the Fullerton City Council for twelve years, twice serving as the city's mayor. From there he went on to the California State Assembly where he...

John Chiang

Former California State Treasurer

Matsui Center Advisory Committee: 2014

John Chiang served as the 33rd California State Treasurer from 2014-2019. Before this, he served as California State Controller from 2007-2015. Chiang was first elected to the Board of Equalization in 1998 where he served two terms, including three years as chair. He began his career as a tax law specialist with the Internal Revenue Service and previously served as an attorney in the State Controller’s Office.

The son of immigrant parents, Chiang graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with a degree in...

Elizabeth Jarvis-Shean

Vice President of Communications, DoorDash

Matsui Center Advisory Committee: 2019

Elizabeth Jarvis-Shean is Vice President of Communications at DoorDash. Prior to that, she oversaw Airbnb's global public affairs and corporate communications teams. Elizabeth has managed strategic communications at pioneering companies including Tesla Motors, healthcare technology startup Nuna, and data science firm Civis Analytics. She helped shape and drive research, rapid response and messaging for both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns and his White House, and held leadership positions at CNBC and political research...

Goodwin Liu

Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

Matsui Center Advisory Committee: 2014

Justice Goodwin Liu is an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. He was confirmed to office by a unanimous vote of the California Commission on Judicial Appointments on August 31, 2011, following his appointment by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on July 26, 2011. The Governor administered the oath of office to Justice Liu in a public ceremony in Sacramento, California on September 1, 2011.

Before joining the state’s highest court, Justice Liu was Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). His...

Brian Matsui

Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Matsui Center Advisory Committee: 2014

Brian Matsui is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group. He represents clients from a diverse set of industries in appellate litigation in both federal and state appellate courts in appeals involving the Patent Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the Securities Exchange Act, and the preemption of state laws under federal banking statutes and regulations, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994. He also has substantial experience in cases...

Norman Ornstein

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Matsui Center Advisory Committee: 2014

Norman Ornstein is a long-time observer of Congress and politics. He is a contributing editor and columnist for National Journal and The Atlantic and is an election eve analyst for BBC News. He served as codirector of the AEI-Brookings Election Reform Project and participates in AEI's Election Watch series. He also served as a senior counselor to the Continuity of Government Commission. Mr. Ornstein led a working group of scholars and practitioners that helped shape the law, known as McCain-Feingold, that reformed the campaign...

Jeff Raimundo

Partner, Townsend, Raimundo, Besler & Usher

Matsui Center Advisory Committee: 2014

For the past 20 years, Jeff Raimundo has developed and supervised every aspect of political and public affairs campaigns, from public opinion polling to news media relations to campaign execution – with a special emphasis on message development and themes that resonate with the public, whether through traditional or interactive media.

A principal of Townsend Raimundo Besler & Usher for more than 15 years, his focus has been on developing targeted communications strategies and messages and executing political, public affairs and news...

Molly Raiser

Former Chief of Protocol of the United States

Matsui Center Advisory Committee: 2018

Molly Raiser served as United States Chief of Protocol during the first Clinton administration, representing the President to foreign heads of state as well as ambassadors to this country, and coordinated all Presidential trips overseas. She was Chair of the Women's Campaign Fund, served as a Commissioner of the Women's Refugee Committee of the International Rescue Committee, and also served as chair of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, United States Committee, and as a Director of National Archives Foundation. Her...

Clint Reilly

Founder, Clint Reilly Companies

Matsui Center Advisory Committee: 2014

Clint Reilly was a former seminary student drawn to underdog political causes when he founded Clinton Reilly Campaigns in the 1970s and helped pioneer a new profession of campaign and political consulting in California.

At Clinton Reilly Campaigns, Mr. Reilly combined science and creativity to craft superior political strategy and deliver sophisticated messages to targeted audiences using award-winning advertising and communication techniques.

Today, Mr. Reilly, who ran his last campaign as a professional political consultant in...

Paul Rosenthal

Partner, Kelley Drye

Matsui Center Advisory Committee: 2018

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 has appeared before all of the U.S. trade agencies and courts of jurisdiction. He also has represented clients in disputes involving the World Trade Organization (...