External Advisory Board

The Initiative on Cities is proud to announce the members of our first External Advisory Board, made up of leading city officials, urban scholars, and other experts, provides counsel to the Initiative’s staff about emerging trends and issues and the Initiative’s priorities.

Jamie Alderslade
Director, Impact and Insights
Citi Community Investing and Development

Andrea Coleman
Government Innovation
Bloomberg Philanthropies

Luis Ricardo Fraga
Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership and Political Science
University of Notre Dame

Bruce Katz
Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab
Drexel University

Pam Kocher
Boston Municipal Research Bureau

Alan Leventhal
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer
Beacon Capital Partners

Virginia Mayer
Washington Representative for the City of Boston
Director, National Conference of Democratic Mayors

George “Mac” McCarthy
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

David Miller
Director of International Diplomacy
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Former Mayor of Toronto

Cathy E. Minehan
Co-Chair, Boston Women’s Workforce Council
Former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Michael Nutter
David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Policy
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Former Mayor of Philadelphia

Ryan Whalen
Senior Advisor
Bloomberg Philanthropies

For the External Advisory Board’s full bios, please click here.