Board of Directors

Board of Directors at 2017 Annual Conference

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.

Learn more about this year’s Board Candidates. View headshots, bios, qualifications and letters of recommendation on our Board Candidates page.

Current Board of Directors


Stephen T. “Tim” Quigley, Jr.

San Jose, California

Stephen Tim Quigley - Chairmain of the Board at Sister Cities InternationalStephen 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.

Vice Chairman

Ron Nirenberg (2018)
San Antonio, Texas


Lawrence F. Uebner (2019)
Omaha, Nebraska


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

Past Presidents

Name City
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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