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Governance

NBR’s operations are governed by the Board of Directors, a nationally prominent group of leaders with long-term interests in the Asia-Pacific region. The Counselor is NBR's most senior advisory position, counseling the Board of Directors and President and providing guidance to NBR programs. NBR’s research agenda is developed in consultation with the Board of Advisors, which consists of experts from research centers, universities, and corporations.

Board of Directors Counselors Board of Advisors

Nicole Smolinske

Bridge Award Fellow
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

Nicole Smolinske is a Bridge Award Fellow at NBR, where she focuses on political and security issues throughout Southeast Asia.

Ms. Smolinske holds an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Michigan and holds a BA in Political Science, in Asian Studies, and in Philosophy from Washington State University and is a graduate of the Honors College.

Ms. Smolinske was a Boren Fellow in Chiang Mai, Thailand. While in Thailand, she studied the Thai language and conducted field research on the strategies used by ethnic Shan migrants from Myanmar to cope with unfamiliar working and bureaucratic environments. To aid in her research and overall understanding of gender and migration issues, Ms. Smolinske was a research intern with the MAP (Migrant Assistance Program) Foundation in Chiang Mai. Prior to joining NBR, Ms. Smolinske worked in the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Contact: Washington, D.C. Office


Charles W. Brady Board Room


Board of Directors


Chairman


Charles W. Brady
Chairman Emeritus
Invesco, Ltd


Chairman Emeritus


George F. Russell, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Russell Investments


Vice Chairman and Treasurer


John V. Rindlaub
President, Asia Pacific
Wells Fargo & Company


Vice Chairman


George Davidson
Vice Chairman, Mergers and Acquisitions,
Asia-Pacific
HSBC


Board of Directors


Thomas W. Albrecht
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

Admiral Dennis C. Blair
U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Lawrence W. Clarkson
Honorary Member of the Board
Senior Vice President, The Boeing Company (Ret.)

Norman D. Dicks
Senior Policy Advisor
Van Ness Feldman, LLP

Richard J. Ellings
President
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

Thomas E. Fisher
Honorary Member of the Board
Senior Vice President, Unocal Corporation (Ret.)

Mark Jones
Managing Director, Head of Wells Fargo Securities Asia Pacific
Wells Fargo Securities Asia Limited
Wells Fargo & Company

Joachim Kempin
Honorary Member of the Board
Senior Vice President, Microsoft Corporation (Ret.)

Clark S. Kinlin
Honorary Member of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer, Corning Cable Systems
Corning Incorporated

Ryo Kubota
Chairman, President, and CEO
Acucela Inc.

Quentin W. Kuhrau
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Unico

Maria Livanos Cattaui
Former Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce

Regina Mayor
Principal, Global Sector Head and U.S. National Sector Leader of Energy and Natural Resources
KPMG LLP

Melody Meyer
President
Melody Meyer Energy LLC

Joseph M. (Joe) Naylor
Vice President of Policy, Government and Public Affairs
Chevron Corporation

C. Michael Petters
President and Chief Executive Officer
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)

Kenneth B. Pyle
Professor; Founding President
University of Washington; The National Bureau of Asian Research

Jonathan Roberts
Founder & Partner
Ignition Partners

Tom Robertson
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation

Matt Salmon
Vice President of Government Affairs
Arizona State University

Gordon M. Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Exact Staff, Inc.

Scott Stoll
Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

David K.Y. Tang
Managing Partner, Asia
K&L Gates LLP


NOTE:

Please visit the page Remembering Herbert J. Ellison (October 3, 1929–October 9, 2012) to learn about longtime former board member Herbert J. Ellison, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, who played an instrumental role in the founding of NBR in 1989.

Please visit the page In Honor of General John M. Shalikashvili (June 27, 1936–July 23, 2011) to learn about longtime former board member John M. Shalikashvili, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (Retired).