As a community of leaders committed to making the world better, the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute abhors the racism, especially toward Blacks, that has been a tragic fabric of the US from its inception. The continued tragedies and abuses to Black Americans must end now. As a community committed to social justice, we will do all we can to lead positive change individually and as a DCI Community.

Phil Pizzo, MD, Founding Director


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Stanford DCI Class of 2020 will start their program on the Stanford campus in September 2021.

Linda Abraham
Entrepreneur; Co-founder, Paragren Technologies and comScore
Partner: Magid Abraham, PhD
Boca Raton, FL

Kenneth A. August
Advisor, Board Member; Former Deloitte Vice Chairman and US Leader Media and Entertainment
Partner: Patricia August
Los Angeles, CA

Scott Baker
Partner, Trial Attorney and International Arbitrator,
Reed Smith LLP
Partner: Sandy Baker
Piedmont, CA

Frish Brandt
President and Partner, Fraenkel Gallery
San Francisco, CA

Sindy Braun
Non-Profit Board Member, former VP and Strategic Advisor, VMware
Partner: Colleen Morris
San Mateo, CA

Bob Broussard
Former President of Distribution, AMC Networks
Centre Island, NY

Lofton Holder
Managing Partner Emeritus, Pine Street Alternative Asset Management Company
New York City, NY

Kristian Kender
Founding Partner, China Media Management Inc.
Beijing, China

Kathleen Lavidge
Chair, Stanford Interdisciplinary Life Science Council, former Vice President, American Express
Partner: Ed McKinley
Santa Barbara, CA

Christopher Li
Former President and CIO, Lockheed Martin Investment Management Co.
Potomac, MD

Guiherme Lins
Managing Partner, Capital Group Private Markets
Partner: Luciana Lins
Geneva, Switzerland

Glenn Osaka
Consulting Executive, Advisor, and Board Director
San Jose, CA

David Payne
Former Chief Digital Officer, Media Executive and Attorney
Partner: Kathy Payne
Seattle, WA

Roslyn Payne
President, Jackson Street Partners; Chair, UpMetrics
San Francisco, CA

Patricia Roberts, MD
Former Chair of Surgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Lincoln, MA

Jacob M. Schlesinger
Senior Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
Washington, DC

Lonnie Shumsky, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Portola Valley, CA

Deborah Siegel
Technology Executive, Founder & Advisor
Portola Valley, CA

Stephanie Smith
Financial Services Executive
San Francisco CA

Isaac Stein
Former Founder and President of Waverley Associates, Inc.
Partner: Madeline Johnson Stein
Atherton, CA

Claude Stern
Litigator/Trial Lawyer, Technology and Intellectual Property
Palo Alto, CA

Donna Tanoue
Former Vice Chairman, Bank of Hawaii;
Former President, Bank of Hawaii Foundation
Honolulu, HI

Hans van Alebeek
Board Member; former EVP, Nike
Amsterdam, NL / Portland, OR

Chip Vetter
Educator, Former Banker
Partner: Melanie Hirschhorn Vetter
Kentfield, CA

Skip Victor
Co-Founder, Balmoral Funds
Los Angeles, CA

Katie Vogelheim
Board Advisor & Philanthropist, former Technology & Marketing Executive
Tiburon, CA

Guy Weyns
Former Managing Director, UBS Hong Kong
London, UK

Tami Zhu
AI and Digital Media Executive
San Francisco, CA