Dean's Advisory Council

Helping to build on the work of HLS

The Hamilton Lugar School Dean's Advisory Council is a group of highly accomplished leaders in business, media, government, and the military who work with Dean Feinstein to increase the footprint and impact of the school.

Members are engaged supporters who lend their expertise to expand the school’s reputation and influence both in the US and abroad. They also have a wide variety of professional and personal experience that they lend to the school to help chart its future. This includes identifying organizations with which we might partner, creating internship and job opportunities for students, and promoting the school through a variety of channels.

Council members serve three-year, renewable terms.

Current Council Members

Matthew C. (Mac) Bernstein is a partner at DLA Piper in Washington D.C. where he focuses his practice on developing and directing government affairs strategies in complex policy matters. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the United States Senate as Legislative Assistant to Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH) and in the United States House of Representatives as a professional staff member of the House Banking Committee.

Bernstein earned an A.B. from Columbia University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, in addition to having studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ambassador James F. Collins is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Endowment. He is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East. Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001. Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment in 2007, he served as senior adviser at the public law and policy practice group at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP.

Before his appointment as ambassador to Russia, he served as ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the Secretary of State for the newly independent states in the mid-1990s and as deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Moscow from 1990 to 1993. In addition to three diplomatic postings in Moscow, he also held positions at the U.S. embassy in Amman, Jordan; the consulate general in Izmir, Turkey; and the Department of State and White House in Washington.

He is the recipient of the Secretary of State’s Award for Distinguished Service; the Department of State’s Distinguished Honor Award; the Secretary of State’s Award for Career Achievement; the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service; and the NASA Medal for Distinguished Service.

Collins has been active on the boards of nonprofit organizations concerned with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. He has served as a member of the board of the U.S.-Russia Foundation, the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Open World Leadership Center, and American Councils for International Education.

Before joining the State Department, Collins taught Russian and European history, American government, and economics at the U.S. Naval Academy. Collins received an honorary Ph.D., M.A., and Area Studies Certificate from Indiana University.

Nathan Feltman is co-owner of the Indianapolis Business Journal. Previously, he was the CEO and co-owner of Genesis Healthcare Services, LLC. and Home Health Depot, Inc., a home medical equipment company. Feltman served as a partner at the law firms Faegre Baker Daniels and Ice Miller in Indianapolis, Altheimer & Gray in Chicago, and as an associate at the Moscow, Russia office of Baker & McKenzie. Feltman’s legal practice focused on representing public and private companies with their merger and acquisition activities, as well as advising local governments on public-private partnerships and economic development strategies.

Appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels, Feltman served as Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) from 2006-2008. From 2005-2006, he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel to the IEDC.

Feltman has taught as an adjunct law professor at Indiana University McKinney School of Law and served as the National Chairman of the Board of the Indiana University Alumni Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Indianapolis, the Liberty Fund, Inc., the Indiana Chapter of the ALS Association, and the Board of Law Examiners’ Committee on Character and Fitness.

In the past, Feltman has served on a number of boards, including BioCrossroads, the Indiana Leadership Forum, the Indiana State Chamber, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee, and the International Center of Indianapolis. He served on the Indiana Business Law Survey Commission for five years.

Feltman earned a B.S. from IU’s Kelley School of Business and a B.A. in political science from IU’s College of Arts & Sciences. He earned law degrees from IU McKinney School of Law and the Institute of State & Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

Bruce Hack is founder and CEO of BLH Venture, LLC, a provider of strategy and operating advice to media and entertainment companies. He is a Director on public and private boards including Technicolor (TCH), MiMedx Group (MDXG) and numerous early- to mid-stage online and mobile firms. Hack was a principal in the creation of Activision Blizzard, the largest video game company in the world, and served as its Vice Chairman in 2009. From 2004-2008, he was CEO of Vivendi Games, the developer and operator of numerous franchises including Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, the world’s largest subscription-based online game.

Previously, Hack was Vice Chairman of the Board, Universal Music Group—the world’s largest music company—from 1998 to 2001, and CFO, Universal Studios, from 1995 to 1998. He joined The Seagram Company Ltd. in 1982 after serving as an international trade negotiator at the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. Among his roles at Seagram were CFO of Tropicana Products, Inc. and Director, Strategic Planning, at The Seagram Company Ltd. Hack guest lectures on leadership and entrepreneurship at Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and Cornell Universities.

Mr. Hack earned a B.A. from Cornell and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago.

Lee Hamilton is one of the nation’s foremost experts on Congress and representative democracy. Rep. Hamilton founded the Center on Congress at Indiana University in 1999 and served as its Director until 2015; after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented Indiana from 1965-1999. He also served as President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., from 1999- 2010. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2015).

Rep. Hamilton currently serves as a Distinguished Scholar in the School of Global and International Studies and as a Professor of Practice in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

A leading figure on foreign policy, intelligence, and national security, Hamilton served as Vice Chairman of the 9/11 Commission and Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group. Until recently, he served as Co-Chair of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future with General Brent Scowcroft and as a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

Continuing to play a leading role in public affairs, the congressman has been at the center of efforts to address some of our nation’s highest profile homeland security and foreign policy challenges. He is currently a member of the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council.

Among his published works are How Congress Works and Why You Should Care, Strengthening Congress, and Congress, Presidents, and American Politics. He writes twice-monthly commentaries about Congress and what individuals can do to make representative democracy work better. He is a frequent contributor to national press.

Rep. Hamilton graduated from DePauw University and IU School of Law. A former high school and college basketball star, he was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. He was married to Nancy Ann Hamilton for 58 years until her death in 2012. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Marie Harf is a national security communications and policy strategist who has worked on critical issues including the Iran nuclear negotiations and the Syrian refugee crisis.

Previously, Harf was senior advisor to and press spokesperson for Chuck Hagel during his successful confirmation to be Secretary of Defense.

During the 2012 election, Harf was Associate Policy Director responsible for all national security and foreign policy issues on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Harf developed and implemented the campaign’s national security policy and communications strategies and was a member of President Obama’s debate preparation team.

Prior to joining President Obama’s campaign, Harf served as the Central Intelligence Agency’s Media Spokesperson, where she crafted the CIA’s media strategy on a wide range of sensitive national security and intelligence topics.

Harf began her career in the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence, where she was an analyst on Middle East leadership issues. She produced finished intelligence products—including for the President’s Daily Brief—on top foreign policy priorities and authored in-depth assessments of foreign leaders.

Harf received her Master’s degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, where her thesis evaluated the prospects for continued regime stability in Saudi Arabia. She graduated with honors from Indiana University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with concentrations in Jewish Studies and Russian and Eastern European Studies. Ms. Harf is a native of Granville, Ohio.

Adam Hitchcock is co-founder and managing partner of Sovereign Infrastructure Group and managing partner at Patch Capital Partners. He is also a lecturer at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

Prior to these roles, Hitchcock was director at Guggenheim Partners. Before joining Guggenheim, he served as the chief of staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. In this role, he managed the staff and operations of the Council and was the strategic adviser to the Council’s chairman on policy and politics. Prior to that, Hitchcock served as a special assistant in the White House Office of the Chief of Staff, where he provided counsel and support to President Obama’s senior advisers.

Hitchcock also served on the Obama-Biden White House Transition Project and the Obama 2008 presidential campaign. Previously, he worked for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Hitchcock is a fellow and member of the Board of Advisors at the Truman National Security Project, serves on the Studies Committee at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is a member of the Atlantic Council. He is on the board of Urban Initiatives, a nonprofit organization that runs health, education, and character development programming for kids in the Chicago Public Schools.

Mr. Hitchcock earned a B.A. in Telecommunications and Political Science from Indiana University.

Erin Huntington is Vice President of International Corporate Affairs and Global Pricing, Reimbursement and Access (GPRA) for Eli Lilly and Company. She is responsible for corporate affairs and product market access for all markets outside the U.S., and PRA standards and capability development worldwide.

Her role is to ensure that Lilly brings together government affairs, public policy, advocacy, and communications efforts to achieve appropriate patient access to Lilly products.

Huntington began her career at Lilly in 1997, and has worked in numerous corporate affairs, market access, and government affairs roles in the U.S. and Europe. Over the course of her Lilly career, she has managed colleagues in business units across the globe.

Before joining Lilly, Huntington served on the staff of Senator Richard G. Lugar as Legislative Assistant with a focus on foreign policy issues. She also served as Assistant Legislative Director and Staff Assistant on Lugar’s Washington team.

Ms. Huntington currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis and as a Board Member for Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. She earned a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Indiana University, and an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.

Robert N. Johnson has coordinated a career in the corporate world with public service for over three decades.

Prior to graduating from Indiana University, Johnson accepted an offer from Procter & Gamble Co. where he worked for two years before being recruited to Kraft Foods. In 2015, Johnson finished his career at Kraft Foods as a Customer Vice President for Sales, National Accounts. His Kraft Foods journey encompassed 25 years, 14 positions, four headquarters assignments, and approximately 20 years in leadership and management roles. He gained experience in retail at the store level, general management, supply chain/logistics, strategic planning & client marketing, consumer insights, brand development, and client cultivation.

Currently, Johnson serves on the Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Center Advisory Board, the Smithsonian Institution Steering Committee, the IU Alumni Association Board of Managers, the Adelante Foundation, the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment Business Advisory Board, and the Sister City Committee San Francisco/Ho Chi Minh City Board of Directors.

His previous board service has included terms on the IU International Studies Program External Advisory Council and the IU College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Alumni Board. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the American Association of Geographers.

Johnson graduated from IU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & Geography. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Blair Milo currently serves as the State of Indiana’s first Secretary for Career Connections and Talent and works to fill an estimated one million job openings over the next ten years. She also serves on the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, a body dedicated to shaping education and workforce training for a 21st Century workforce.

Secretary Milo served as Mayor of La Porte, Indiana after being first elected in 2011 and reelected in 2015. Secretary Milo is also a veteran, having served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. 

General Victor Eugene “Gene” Renuart, Jr.’s Air Force career culminated as Commander, NORAD and US Northern Command after nearly 39 years of distinguished service. In this last role, he was responsible for providing for the Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civilian Authorities for the United States, and for partnering with Canada and Mexico in broader security issues for North America. He was also responsible for building the interagency cooperation necessary for the Department of Defense to partner successfully in support of over 55 government partners and 53 States, Districts, and Territories. Gen. Renuart served as the Director of Strategy, Policy and Planning (J-5) for the Joint Staff and as Senior Military Assistant to both Secretaries of Defense Rumsfeld and Gates. He was the Director of Operations for General Tom Franks at US Central Command, planning and executing all combat and humanitarian operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The General has flown over 60 combat missions in four different US and Coalition operations.

Since retiring and making Colorado his home, Gen. Renuart has served as a senior consultant for a number of global, defense-related corporations. In 2012, he founded The Renuart Group (TRG), LLC, a defense, homeland security, energy, project management, and leadership consulting firm, based in Colorado Springs.

Gen. Renuart serves as the Director of the Griffon Corporation and Director of TIMCO Line Services, LLC. His service includes roles as Chairman of the Memorial Hospital Board, University of Colorado Health; as Regional Trustee of The El Pomar Foundation; and as Director of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Board. He is also an adviser to The Guardian Centers, a privately funded disaster response training facility in Perry, GA. Finally, the general serves on the Colorado Springs Mayor’s Air Service Task Force and serves the Governor of Indiana as a Director for the State’s Energy Systems Network.

Richard Woosnam is the President of Innovest Group, Inc. He is also the Chairman and President of New York Achievement, L.L.C., Innovest Talent Services, Inc., and Capital Management Corporation. Woosnam serves in leadership positions at Bridges Learning Systems, Inc. and Command Equity Group LLC, and also serves as a Managing Director at Plum Capital L.L.C.

He is a business leader and advocate for the Greater Philadelphia arts community, the Chairman of the Walnut Street Theatre, and a Vice chairman of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Woosnam is a Director at Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. He also serves as a Trustee of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and on the Board of the Zoological Society of Philadelphia, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia Hospitality, Indiana University Foundation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and several other Philadelphia area cultural organizations. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association, and the Union League of Philadelphia.

Woosnam holds a J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law, and an M.B.A. and a B.S. from IU’s Kelley School of Business. During his undergraduate years, Woosnam was a member of the IU Student Foundation Steering Committee and the Union Board.

Emeritus Council Members

James (Jim) Fielding is a veteran consumer products executive whose positions have included President of Consumer Products and Innovation for Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Global Head of Consumer Products and Retail at DreamWorks Animation, and CEO of Claire’s Stores Inc. Over his career, Fielding has held key roles in the merchandising world at companies from Lands’ End, Inc. and The Gap to The J. Peterman Company and Dayton Hudson Department Store.

Fielding earned a B.A. in Political Science and Management from Indiana University. He served on the HLS Dean’s Advisory Council from 2016-2019, contributing his energy, enthusiasm, and marketing expertise as well as giving generously to establish the James D. Fielding Family Study Abroad Scholarship and the James D. Fielding Internship Abroad Scholarship.

Sen. Richard G. Lugar represented Indiana in the US Senate from 1977 to 2013, leaving office as the longest-serving member of Congress in Indiana history. In addition to his service as a unifying and innovative local leader as two-time mayor of Indianapolis (1968-75), Lugar was the leading foreign policy voice in the Senate for decades.

In 1991, he forged a bipartisan partnership with then-Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sam Nunn to address the enormous post-Cold War risk from proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union. The Nunn-Lugar program has safeguarded and deactivated thousands of nuclear warheads and millions of chemical weapons.

Lugar also led a successful fight to overturn a presidential veto and impose sanctions against the apartheid regime in South Africa. As the leader of the American observer group to the Philippine elections in 1986, he helped ensure the peaceful departure of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the installation of Corazon Aquino as the country's elected president.

In the 1990s, he was a major voice for the expansion of NATO into the former Warsaw Pact countries. And he was the Senate driver behind ratification of numerous arms control treaties, including the START Treaty, the INF Treaty, the Chemical Weapons Convention and the New START Treaty. He also led efforts to rebuild the State Department after the 1990s budget cuts and to bolster American foreign assistance and food security programs. After retiring from the Senate, he founded The Lugar Center, an organization committed to thoughtful analysis and civil dialogue that facilitates bipartisan governance.

Senator Lugar passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019, at age 87.

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Lee Feinstein
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Executive Associate Dean
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