The Baker Institute Board of Advisors

Steven L. Miller
Chair, Board of Advisors, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
Chairman and President, SLM Discovery Ventures, Inc.
Former President, Chairman and CEO, Shell Oil Company

J.D. Bucky Allshouse
Attorney, J.D. Bucky Allshouse, P.C.

His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Ph.D.
Member, Board of Directors, and Managing Director, Qatar Leadership Centre

The Honorable Hushang Ansary
Chairman, Parman Capital Group

James A. Baker IV
Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.

E. William Barnett
Retired Chair, Board of Advisors, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
Retired Chair, Rice University Board of Trustees
Retired Managing Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Laura D. Bellows
President and Chairman, W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation 

Kirbyjon H. Caldwell
Senior Pastor, Windsor Village United Methodist Church

Clarence P. Cazalot Jr.
Chair, Program and Development Committee, Baker Institute Board of Advisors
Retired Chairman, President and CEO, Marathon Oil Corporation

Stephen I. Chazen
Chief Executive Officer, Occidental Petroleum Corporation 

The Honorable Peter R. Coneway
Managing Director, Riverstone Holdings LLC
Former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

James W. Crownover
Former Director, McKinsey & Company
Retired Chair, Rice University Board of Trustees

The Honorable Linnet Deily
Former U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization

The Honorable Charles W. Duncan Jr.
Chairman, Duncan Capital Management, Inc.
Former U.S. Secretary of Energy

Lynn Laverty Elsenhans
Former Chairman and CEO, Sunoco Inc. and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.

Armando Garza
Chairman, Alfa

Claudio X. González
Chairman of the Board, Kimberly-Clark de México

Gerald D. Hines
Founder and Chairman, Hines

Franci Neely
Philanthropist and Former Trial Attorney 

Harry M. Reasoner
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Former Managing Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

David Rhodes
President, CBS News

Wilhelmina E. "Beth" Robertson
President, Cockspur, Inc.
President, Westview Development, Inc.

The Honorable John F.W. Rogers
Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Advisers, Goldman Sachs & Company
Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Management
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

A.R. “Tony” Sanchez Jr.
Chairman and CEO, Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation

Marc J. Shapiro
Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee, Baker Institute Board of Advisors  
Non-Executive Chairman, Chase Bank of Texas
Former Vice Chairman, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

L.E. Simmons
Founder and President, SCF Partners

The Honorable Warren W. Tichenor
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva
President, W. W. Tichenor & Co., Inc.

Robert B. Tudor III
Chairman and CEO, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
Chair, Rice University Board of Trustees 

John Eddie Williams Jr.
Founder and Managing Partner, Williams Kherkher

Wallace S. Wilson
Retired Chairman, Wilson Industries

Ex Officio Members

The Honorable Madeleine Korbel Albright
64th U.S. Secretary of State
Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

The Honorable James A. Baker, III
61st U.S. Secretary of State
Honorary Chair, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy

The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy
Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria and to Israel

David W. Leebron
President, Rice University

Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (ret.)
65th U.S. Secretary of State
Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff