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Mexico Institute Advisory Board

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez Kuenzler and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute. The full advisory board list is below.

Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute Advisory Board


Dr. Luis Téllez,  Head of Mexico for KKR, former Chairman and CEO Mexican Stock Exchange, former Secretary of Energy and of Transportation & former Chief of Staff of President Zedillo

Amb. E. Anthony Wayne, Former United States Ambassador to Mexico; Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center 

Co-Chairs Emeritus                              

Mr. José Antonio Fernández Carbajal, Executive Chairman, FEMSA

Mr. Roger W. Wallace, Vice President, Government Affairs, Pioneer Natural Resources


Dr. Sergio Aguayo, Professor, El Colegio de México and Harvard University

Mr. Herb Allen, President, Allen and Company, LLC, Honorary Member

Dr. Roderic Ai Camp, Philip McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim, Claremont McKenna College

Amb. Mónica Aspe Bernal, CEO, AT&T Mexico

Dr. Alberto Baillères González, Chairman, Grupo BAL and Board of Trustees of ITAM

Amb. Martha Bárcena, Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States

Ms. Magdalena Carral, Founding Partner, Carral, Sierra y Asociados S.C.

Dr. María Amparo Casar, President, Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad

Mr. Stoney Burke, Head of Public Policy, Amazon Web Services Institute

Mr. Tom Cooney, Vice President, International Global Public Policy, General Motors

Mr. Tim Daly, Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Western Union

Amb. Jeffrey Davidow, Former United States Ambassador to Mexico; Senior Counselor, Cohen Group

Amb. Carlos de Icaza, Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States; Partner, Creel, García–Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C

Dr. Luis de la Calle, Founding Partner and Managing Director, De la Calle, Madrazo & Mancera

Mr. Alberto de la Fuente, President and General Director, Shell México, S.A. de C.V.

Mr. Íñigo Fernández, Head of Public Policy, Mexico and Central America, Facebook 

Dr. Rossana Fuentes-Berain, Founder, Mexico Media Lab

Mr. Felipe García Moreno, Senior Country Officer and Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase     

Mr. Christian Gomez, Director, Global Government Affairs, Latin America, Walmart 

Amb. Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández, Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States; Managing Partner, Beel Infrastructure Partners

Hon. Lawrence Harrington, Affiliated Faculty Program, Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University, Former U.S. Representative of the Inter-American Development Bank in Mexico

Mr. Carlos Heredia, Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

Mr. Ryan Hill, Director, International Government Affairs, Amgen, Inc.

Amb. Roberta Jacobson, Former United States Ambassador to Mexico

Mr. Guillermo Jasson, Managing Partner, Cross Fields Capital, LLC

Amb. James Jones, Former United States Ambassador to Mexico; Chairman, Monarch Global Strategies LLC  

Hon. Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Amb. Christopher Landau,  Former United States Ambassador to Mexico 

Mr. Victor G. Martinez, President, ExxonMobil Exploración y Producción México

Mr. Carl Meacham, Deputy Vice President, International Advocacy, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Mr. Adam Miller, Head, Policy & Government Affairs, International Markets, Astellas US LLC

Amb. Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, Mexican Ambassador to the United States

Ms. Silvia Núñez, Director, UNAM Los Angeles

Mr. Tom O’Brien, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Driscoll’s, Inc.

Mr. Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, President & CEO, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company 

Ms. Lina Ornelas, Director, Public Policy and Government Relations, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, Google

Dr. Juan Pardinas, Editorial Director, Reforma

Dr. Alejandro Poiré, Ph.D. Dean, School of Social Sciences and Government, Tecnológico de Monterrey 

Mr. Federico Reyes Heroles, Founder and Member of the Board, Transparencia Mexicana

Mr. Raúl Rodríguez, Emeritus Council, U.S Mexico Foundation

Dr. Luis Rubio, Chairman, México Evalúa; Former President, Consejo Méxicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI)

Mr. James Ryan, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Constellation Brands

Amb. Arturo Sarukhán, Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States; Founder and President, Sarukhan + Associates

Dr. Andrew Selee, President, Migration Policy Institute; Former Executive Vice President, Wilson Center; Founding Director, Mexico Institute

Ms. Martha Smith, Philanthropy Professional                           

Mr. Jorge Suárez Vélez, Managing Director, Allen and Company, LLC

Dr. Luis Téllez, Former Chairman and CEO, Mexican Stock Exchange, Member, McLarty Associates’ Board of Counselors

Mr. Javier Treviño, General Director of Public Policy, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE)

Ms. Paula Uribe, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, PepsiCo

Ms. Alexandra Valderrama, Senior Director, International Government Affairs, Chevron

Mr. Ramon Zertuche, Director, Government Affairs for Latin America & the Caribbean, Gilead Sciences, Inc.