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


Linda Abraham
Entrepreneur; Co-founder, Paragren Technologies and comScore
Partner: Magid Abraham, PhD
Tiburon, CA

Kenneth A. August
Advisor, Board Member; Former Deloitte Vice Chairman and US Leader Media and Entertainment
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
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
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
Washington, DC

Joe Seldner
Writer/Producer, Founder, Senior Poverty Prevention  Project
Princeton, NJ

Stephanie Smith
Financial Services Executive
San Francisco CA

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

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

Tami Zhu
AI and Digital Media Executive
San Francisco, CA