Board of Directors
Sister Cities International is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, overseen by the Chairman. 21 members are drawn from the membership and the greater diplomatic and business community, with three additional members designated to represent state representatives, youth, and young professionals. Board members are elected by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting during the Annual Conference.
Board members serve three-year terms, and state coordinator, youth, and young professional representatives serve two-year terms. Board of Directors terms are staggered, and seven board seats are up for election each year.
The Board elects the secretary and treasurer of the Board, who each serve one-year terms and the vice-chair, who serves a two-year term.
Current Board of Directors
Stephen T. “Tim” Quigley, Jr.
San Jose, California
Stephen T. “Tim” Quigley, Jr. has served in a variety of senior executive positions in private industry, NGO corporations, the federal government, and international organizations over the past fifty years. He has extensive experience in business development, strategic planning, international relations, project and organizational leadership, and management.
In the past 20 years, Mr. Quigley has served as CEO of several organizations including Azores TV and PIN TV Holding Group, Silicon Valley Defense/Space Consortium, and Silicon Valley Global Trading Center. With a 31 year naval career under his belt, Mr. Quigley has served as the Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Station Moffett Field; the Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Department of the Navy; Executive Assistant to the Commander in Chief, NATO Southern Forces Europe; and Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe.
Mr. Quigley is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a former Course President (1991-92) at the NATO Defense College. He has been awarded numerous distinguished community service and military decorations. Tim currently serves on a number of business, civic and NGO boards of directors.
Ron Nirenberg (2018)
San Antonio, Texas
Lawrence F. Uebner (2019)
Carol Robertson Lopez (2019)
Sante Fe, New Mexico
|Board Member Name||Title||City|
|Bill Boerum (2016)||Chair Emeritus (Ex-officio)||Sonoma, California|
|Thomas Lisk (2018)||Parliamentarian (Ex-officio)||Richmond, Virginia|
|Ed Adams (2018)||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Raveen Arora (2018)||Tempe, Arizona|
|Joe Bice (2018)||Executive Committee (At-large)||Arlington, Virginia|
|Magdalena Carrasco (2019)||San Jose, California|
|Ajaipal “AJ” Chahal (2019)||Youth Representative||Santa Clara, California|
|David Cortese (2020)||San Jose, California|
|Ruth Cotter (2018)||Sunnyvale, California|
|John Dabeet (2018)||Muscatine, Iowa|
|Willow Darsie (2019)||Washington, District Of Columbia|
|Al Durtka (2018)||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Cindy Elliott (2019)||Hays, Kansas|
|Mae Ferguson (2018)||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Presley Lee Guio (2020)||Union City, California|
|Lorna Johnson (2019)||East Orange, New Jersey|
|Steve Kalishman (2020)||Gainesville, Florida|
|AM Kinney III (2018)||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Shin Koyamada (2019)||Young Professionals Representative||Los Angeles, California|
|Roger Lawrence (2018)||Baltimore, Maryland|
|Clare Petrich (2020)||Tacoma, Washington|
|Teri Simmons (2019)||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Peter Svarzbein (2018)||El Paso, Texas|
|Christine Warnke (2018)||Washington, District Of Columbia|
(x) – year term expires
|Bill Boerum||Sonoma, California|
|Thomas A. Lisk||Richmond, Virginia|
|Brad Cole||Carbondale, Illinois|
|Michael Hyatt||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Mae Ferguson||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Sherman Banks||Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Glenn Gray||Juneau, Alaska|
|Nancy Huppert||Rochester, New York|
|Charles Stokke||Menomonie, Wisconsin|
|James Amato||Lexington, Kentucky|
|Richard Neuheisel||Tempe, Arizona|
|Rodger Randle||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
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