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.

Please click here for more information on Board elections.

Current Board of Directors

Chair

CAROL ROBERTSON LOPEZ
Santa Fe, New Mexico

VICE CHAIR

Peter Svarzbein (2022)
El Paso, TX

TREASURER

Presley (Lee) Guio (2020)
Union City, California

SECRETARY

Mary B. Pointer (2020)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL

Kevin O'Donnell (2021)
San Francisco, CA

Board Member Name Title City
Ron Niremberd
Chair Emeritus (Ex-officio)
San Antonio, Texas
Stephen "Tim" Quigley
San Jose, California
Carlo Capua
Fort Worth, Texas
Larry Uebner
Omaha, NE
Mary Palko
Fort Worth, Texas
Michael McQuary
San Diego, CA
Ricki Garret
Clinton, Mississippi
Tom Lisk
Richmond, Virginia
Ed Adams (2020)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Sheri capehart (2020)
Arlington, Texas
Alix Desulme (2021)
North Miami, Florida
James Donovan (2022)
Irvine, California
Cindy Elliott (2022)
Hays, Kansas
Greg Jackson (2022)
Fort Worth, Texas
Lorna K. Johnson (2022)
East Orange, New Jersey
A.M. Kinney III
Cincinnati, Ohio
Shin Koyamada (2021)
Los Angeles, California
Roger Lawrence (2021)
Baltimore, Maryland
Raul Peralez (2022)
San Jose, California
Helene Schneider (2021)
Santa Barbara, California
Teri Simmons (2020)
Atlanta, Georgia
Burga Santiago (2020)
Gilroy, California
Christine Warnke
Washington, DC
Polly Yu (2021)
San Antonio, Texas

PAST Chairs

Ron Niremberg | San Antonio, Texas

Stephen “Tim” Quigley | San Jose, California

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


Questions? Please contact the office at 202.347.8630 or info@www.sistercities.org