Center for Governance and Public Policy

Institute for Modern Government


Board of Directors

John Radford, Chair john.radford@comcast.net
Former Oregon State Controller, President and Lifetime Member, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT); President and Lifetime Member, National Association of State Comptrollers; Founding Officer and Past Board member,  National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council (NECCO),  Founding Officer and Past Board member, Association of Government Accountability (AGA)

Gary Weeks, Vice-Chair GaryKWeeks@comcast.net
Former Director, Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Oregon Department of Consumer and Business, Oregon State Lottery; Director: Casey Strategic Consulting Group and the Annie E. Casey Foundation; Former Director Washington Department of Labor and Industries.  President/CEO Washington Health Care Association

John McGinn, Secretary-Treasurer John_McGinn1@Yahoo.com
Former Director, Business Services, Dept. of Agriculture, Interim Director, Oregon Employment Department, Financial Services ·   Championed the development and implementation of a statewide financial services data warehouse with analytics and query tools;  implemented State credit card purchasing system.

Catherine Webber, Board Member and CEO cawebber1@comcast.net
Former State Senator, State Records Manager, Business Manager, Administrator, Parole Board Member, Appellate Law Clerk, Sr. Policy Advisor to Governor, IT Policy Analyst.  Founding member of Certificate in Public Management program and Institute for Modern Government. 

Geoff Guilfoy, Board Member gguilfoy@willamette.edu
Principal of AKT, (a Top 100 accounting and management consulting firm), Deputy Director, Department of Consumer and Business Services, Assistant Administrator for Oregon State Budget and Management Division, Executive Professor, Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Kathy Graham, Board Member kgraham@willamette.edu
Law Professor & Associate Dean, Willamette University College of Law; Attorney, Trial Attorney,  Oregon Attorney General's Office; Counsel, Pacific Gas and Electric.

Mike Marsh, Board Member mmarsh@willamette.edu
Former Deputy Director for the Department of Transportation; Administrator of the State Facilities Division; Administrator of State Budget & Management; Executive Professor Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Susan Wilson swilson@willamette.edu
Former Administrator, Oregon State Human Resource Services Division,  Administrative Services Director, Oregon Department of Justice; Legislative Administrator, Oregon Legislative Assembly, Contributing Associate Professor, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University

Fred Thompson, Ex Officio Member fthompso@willamette.edu
Professor, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University ; Grace and Elmer Goudy Professor of Public Management and Policy Analysis; Director, Center for Governance and Policy Research ; Visiting Professor & Senior Fellow, London School of Economics, Department of Management & Centre for Risk & Regulation; Senior Research Economist, Economic Counsel of Canada.

Madhu Rho, Ex Officio Member bmrao@willamette.edu
Senior Associate Dean at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management; department chair, associate dean, senior associate dean and interim dean of the College of Business Administration at Bowling Green.

Steve Maser, Chair, Advisory Board smaser@willamette.edu
Professor of Public Management and Public Policy, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University, Director of the Atkinson School Executive Development Center, visiting scholar at Yale Law School

 

Board Members’ Areas of Expertise 

  • Information Technology
  • Financial Management
  • Contracting and Procurement
  • Public Sector Human Capital