Cole Wilbur is a Trustee and former President of the David and Lucile Packard
Foundation. During his tenure as Packard Foundation President, from 1976
to 1999, the Foundation grew from a two-person staff and $8 million in
annual grantmaking to a $13 billion foundation with 155 employees and
awarding more than $500 million a year.
Prior to joining the Packard Foundation, Mr. Wilbur was executive director
and CEO of the Sierra Club Foundation, designing and administering this
important fundraising arm of the national environmental organization.
He also worked in international banking and managed a computer service bureau.
In addition to the Packard Foundation board, Mr. Wilbur serves on the boards
of Colorado College, the Institute for Global Ethics, Planned Parenthood
Mar Monte, The Stanford Theatre, and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.
He is on the Steering Committee of the National Network of Consultants
to Grantmakers and a number of advisory boards.
Mr. Wilbur received both his undergraduate and Master of Business Administration
degrees from Stanford University and is the co-author of
The Complete Guide to Grantmaking Basics.
C. Wade Harrison
C. Wade Harrison joined the University of Wisconsin System Office of General
Counsel in July 2014 as System Legal Counsel. Wade focuses in the areas
of employment law, student affairs, diversity issues, health care, real
estate, bankruptcy and training.
Prior to joining UW System, Wade worked at the law firm of Godfrey &
Kahn, S.C. and was a member of the Labor, Employment & Immigration
and Health Care Practice Groups in the Madison office. Wade's practice
involved advising and representing both private and public employers in
a variety of labor and employment, education and health law matters.
Wade has appeared before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission, United States Department of Education - Office
of Civil Rights, Wisconsin state courts, United States District Court
for the Western District of Wisconsin and United States Seventh Circuit
Court of Appeals.
Wade received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Loyola University,
Chicago, graduating cum laude with minors in Women's Studies and African
Before starting his career in law, Wade worked in California and Chicago
gaining experience in international trade and human resources.
Bio and photo forthcoming.
Paul L. Robert
Paul L. Robert retired in March 2014 as Associate General Counsel and Director,
Contracts and Compliance for United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in
Hartford, Connecticut. Its operating companies include Pratt & Whitney,
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, UTC Fire
& Security, UTC Power, Carrier Corporation, and Otis Elevator Co.
He was a member of UTC's Legal Department since August 1987, previously
serving as Associate Counsel-Compliance & Director, Government Contracts
at UTC's Pratt & Whitney Division (1993-1998); Senior Counsel
on the corporate headquarters staff (1991-1993); and as Assistant Counsel
to the Hamilton Standard Division (1987-1991). Prior to joining UTC, he
was legal counsel to the U.S. Navy's TRIDENT missile program in Washington,
D.C. (1980-1987), and served as legal assistant to the New York State
Attorney General in New York City (1978-1980).
He is a cum laude graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester,
Massachusetts (1977), and Fordham University Law School in New York City
(1980), where he was Commentary Editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal.
He is a member of the bars of Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, the U.S.
Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals for the D.C. and Federal Circuits, and
the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He is an authorized house counsel in
Connecticut. A Fellow of the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C.,
he is a past member of the National Contract Management Association's
Board of Directors and served as an industry representative to the U.S.
Air Force’s Contracting Innovation Group.
Specialties: U.S. and international contracts, compliance, and business
practices, training and policy, government acquisition advocacy.
Jennifer C. Smucker
Jennifer resides near Orville, Ohio, home of the J.M. Smucker Company.
She is a founding member of the Steering Committee of Heartland Education
Community, Inc., an educational initiative with an emphasis on ethics
and values. Heartland serves as a life-long learning network to unite
schools, community, churches and libraries. She is a seasoned presenter
of the Institute’s educational materials.
Timothy P. Smucker
Timothy P. Smucker is Chairman of the Board of The J.M. Smucker Company.
He has served on the board of The J.M. Smucker Company since 1973, serves
as a director of Hallmark Cards, Inc., The Ohio State University Board
of Trustees, The Olayan Group, and GS1 (global standards organization).
He has also held a variety of board positions in the past, including Grocery
Manufacturers of America, Inc., The Consumer Goods Forum, Dreyer's
Grand Ice Cream, Inc., Huntington BancShares, Inc., Earthgrains Company,
Kellogg's, Gerber Products Company, Ohio Business Roundtable, GS1
US, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, and the President's Export
Council. He is an emeritus life member of the Board of Trustees for the
College of Wooster.
Mr. Smucker received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's
Wharton School of Commerce and Finance and his bachelor's degree in
Economics from The College of Wooster. He served in the Air National Guard
from 1969 to 1975; earning the rank of Captain.
Gary is a State Representative who represents Wisconsin's 6th Assembly
District which includes parts of Oconto, Shawano, and Outagamie counties.
He was first elected in 2006 to replace long-time State Representative
John Ainsworth, who was retiring.
Tauchen serves on the committees on Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Rural
Affairs, and Workforce Development. He is a graduate of Bonduel High School
(1971) and earned his bachelor of science in Animal Science from UW-River
Falls in 1976.