National Advisory Council

National Advisory Council

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.

Varsha Sarveshwar

Class of 2020
2020 Percy Undergraduate Grant
National Advisory Council

Varsha Sarveshwar is a Rhodes Scholar studying public policy at the University of Oxford. Previously, she worked as an assistant deputy cabinet sceretary in the Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom. Her first year in the Governor’s Office was supported by UC Berkeley’s John Gardner Public Service Fellowship. Varsha graduated from UC Berkeley in 2020 with a B.A. in political science. She received the 2020 Political Science Departmental Citation, the Travers...

Kori Kelley Meehan

Vice President; Global Head of Compliance, Epic Games

National Advisory Council: 2024

Kori Kelley Meehan (‘01) is Vice President, Global Head of Compliance at Epic Games. Prior to working at Epic, Kori worked at Google for nearly 12 years where she led a team responsible for compliance assurance across Privacy, Security, Consumer Protection, Content, and Competition. She was the founding Director of Google’s Privacy Compliance team, and she previously served as Senior Privacy Counsel at Google. Kori is a 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow.

Prior to working in-house, Kori worked as a litigation associate at...

Michael Matthews

President, Michael Matthews Consulting

National Advisory Council: 2024

Michael Matthews is the President of Michael Matthews Consulting, which has provided an array of grassroots organizing capabilities, keen political strategic advice, and results-oriented project management to clients including high-tech companies, unions, and nonprofit organizations. Matthews was previously Public Policy Director at Meta. Matthews has more than 30 years of campaign, political and grassroots organizing experience. He served as Political Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for the 2002 election cycle and...

Elmy Bermejo

National Advisory Council: 2024

Elmy Bermejo has been a senior government official with more than 25 years of experience at the executive level and has established a successful record of collaboration with public and private stakeholders on a range of issues including workforce development, disaster relief, and small business support. She is a strategic thinker with excellent relationship management skills, committed to public service and is a tireless advocate for women’s rights. On November 2021 President Biden appointed Elmy to serve as the Regional Administrator at SBA for...

Brady Williamson

Shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

National Advisory Council: 2023

Brady Williamson is a constitutional and corporate litigator who taught periodically at the University of Wisconsin Law School for more than three decades. He has successfully represented clients in the U.S. Supreme Court, and he often has appeared in the federal and state appellate courts on constitutional issues. Beginning in October 2017, he has served as the court-appointed fee examiner in the $120 billion PROMESA reorganization proceedings for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

He has long been involved in constitutional and election law...