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School Board Development


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Building a Board that Works


Overseas Schools Advisory Council

Department of State

Washington, DC 20520



 Table of Contents







Robert W. Norton

Senior Vice President

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Group 

John R. Gibbs

Manager, Global Human Resources

Mobil Corporation



John P. Doherty

Director, Global Compensation

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company


Mark N. Grigsby

Manager, International Services

Bank of America

Richard A. Johnson

Finance Director, Europe

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Marie C. Howard

Senior Manager

Expatriate Policy and Relocation

Proctor and Gamble Company



M. Asif Beg

Vice President, Human Resources

Exxon Company, International


James A. Huber

Manager, Training Institute

Caterpillar, Inc.


Dolores E. Cross

President, GE Fund

General Electric Company


Hoyle C. Jones

Vice President

Citibank, N.A.


Patricia Drozdowski

Vice President

Corporate Human Resources

The Chase Manhattan Bank


Christopher Last

Director of International Service

Ford Motor Company


Paul M. Elmer

Corporate Director

International Human Resources

Motorola, Inc.


Stanley S. Litow

Vice President, Corporate Community Relations

President, IBM International Foundation

IBM Corporation


Vincent L. Ferrandino

Executive Director and CEO

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.


Joseph F. Pembroke

Director, International Policy Development

General Motors Corporation

Flavio Sa Carvalho

Vice President, Human Resources

Aetna International, Inc.


Janet C. Taylor

Director, Corporate Community Relations

Raytheon Company

Anthony Straquadine, Jr.

Director, Human Resources Development

Halliburton Company

William M. Yadlosky

Director, Employee and Industrial Relations

The Coca-Cola Company




Eugene R. Lopez

George McCullough





Patrick F. Kennedy

Assistant Secretary for Administration

Department of State


Richard W. Riley

Secretary of Education

Department of Education


Linda N. Lion

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Human Resources

Agency for International Development


John P. Loiello

Associate Director for Education and Cultural Affairs

U.S. Information Agency


Rudy de Leon

Under Secretary of Defense

Personnel and Readiness

Department of Defense


This project, School Board Development:  Building a Board that Works, was developed and produced with funding from the Overseas Schools Advisory Council (OSC).  All grant activities were conducted by the Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS) under the guidance and direction of the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools.  We wish to thank the contributors and members of OSAC listed below.


*Aetna International  Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
 Booz Allen & Hamilton  *Halliburton Company
*BankAmerica Foundation  Harza Engineering Company
*Caterpillar  *IBM Corporation
*The Chase Manhattan Bank  Johnson & Johnson
Chevron  Kellogg
*Citibank  McCann-Erickson Worldwide
*The Coca-Cola Company  *Mobil Oil Corporation
Colgate-Palmolive  Phelps Dodge
Department of State  Price Waterhouse
*DuPont Company  *Pfizer International
*Exxon Inc.  *Raytheon Company
*Ford Motor Company  Texas Iron Works
*General Electric Company  
*General Motors Corporation  
*OSAC member  

We are indebted to the following people for their assistance, advice, and wisdom in compiling these materials. Their generous contribution of time and experience was invaluable, and we thank them.


Robert Sills, Project Director

Gilbert C. Brown 


Linda Dawson, The Aspen Group International, Inc. 


Lewis A. Grell, Executive Director, AAIE 


Mary Anne Haas, International Schools Services 


Les Landers, International Schools Services


John M. Nicklas, International Schools Services 


Randy Quinn. The Aspen Group International, Inc. 


Daryle Russell, President, AAIE 


Judy Seltz, International Schools Services


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