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Lynn C. Fritz, Chairman - A visionary in the global logistics industry, Lynn Fritz was the Chairman and CEO of Fritz Companies until May 2001 when it was acquired by UPS. During his 30 years of leading Fritz Companies, Inc, he developed his company from a small Customs Brokerage organization to a publicly traded international logistics services company of over 11,000 employees in 120 countries around the world achieving Fortune 1000 status in 1997. With an enduring contribution of redefining a fragmented and limited services industry through the use of technology, Mr. Fritz formed LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions and the Fritz Institute in 2001. The Fritz Institute has become recognized as the leader in developing programs to support operational effectiveness and logistics capabilities for the Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Sector. LynnCo is a dynamic organization pioneering the path for third party logistics services and recently recognized as a Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics.

A native of San Francisco, Fritz serves on the Boards of San Francisco's Exploratorium and the University of California, Davis' Department of Viticulture and Enology. Fritz received his B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Lincoln University School of Law. In recognition of his outstanding leadership and community service, he was honored with a Doctor of Laws degree by Pepperdine University in 1995 and a Doctor of Laws degree from Drexel University in 2004. He is the recipient of numerous awards for community service including the Citizen Diplomat Award from the International Diplomacy Council (2005) and the California Prize for Service of the Common Good from the University of San Francisco (2008).

Anisya Thomas Fritz, Ph.D. - Anisya Thomas Fritz is a co-founder of Fritz Institute and served as its Managing Director from its inception in 2001 until July 2007. During her tenure, Fritz Institute developed the award-winning Humanitarian Logistics Software (HLS) and its successor HELIOS; launched the sector-wide Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL); and spearheaded the creation of the New Partnership for African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (NEPARC). As part of her duties, Dr. Thomas led Fritz Institute's beneficiary-focused research and initiated collaborations with leading universities worldwide.

A respected scholar, Dr. Thomas is the author of numerous articles on the global system of humanitarian relief, competitive strategy and international entrepreneurship. Her work has been published in leading journals such as Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and the Journal of International Business Studies.

Previously, Dr. Thomas was an associate professor of strategic management and international business at the Ryder College of Business Administration at Florida International University and a visiting professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. She has a B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Management from Virginia Tech.



Robert Alspaugh - Bob Alspaugh was elected Chief Executive Officer of KPMG International in May 2002, and served in that role until he retired in January 2006. As CEO he was responsible for implementing the strategy of the global organization, which included member firms in 150 countries, with more than 100,000 employees. Throughout his 36-year career at KPMG, he served as the lead partner for a diverse array of clients across a broad range of industries, from energy to financial services, working with global entities in Japan, Europe, and the United States.

In addition to spending more than ten years on KPMG's Management Committee and nearly four years on its Board of Directors, Mr. Alspaugh is tirelessly involved with a number of civic organizations, including The Salvation Army's National Advisory Board and the Corporate Fund of New York's Lincoln Center. A summa cum laude graduate from Baylor University, Mr. Alspaugh is also a Board member of the American Friends of Lucerne Festiva, a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, Chairman Emeritus of the Volunteer Center of San Francisco, and has served on the Board and Executive Committee of the San Francisco Symphony.
David Coulter - David Coulter joined Warburg Pincus in 2005 as a Managing Director and Senior Advisor and focuses on the firm's financial services practice. From 2000 through 2005, Mr. Coulter held a series of positions at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and was a member of the Office of the Chairman. He also held senior executive positions at The Beacon Group and served as Chairman and C.E.O. of BankAmerica Corporation. Mr. Coulter is a Director of PG&E Corporation and Strayer Education. He is a board member of the San Francisco Art Institute, Asia Society, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership and the Lincoln Center Group. Mr. Coulter received a B.S. and M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Goery Delacote - Goery Delacote is currently the Executive Director of the San Francisco Exploratorium, established in 1969 and widely recognized as the finest and most innovative science museum anywhere. He took over the helm when the Exploratorium's founder and long-time director, Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, passed away. As a French physicist, he brings content, an international perspective, and a deep understanding of learning to the Exploratorium.

Mr. Delacote brings practical insight into non-profit operations and fundraising, invaluable strategic business acumen, and an international perspective to the Institute.
Philip A. Marineau - Phil Marineau brings an extensive record of success in consumer brand marketing and executive leadership to Fritz Institute. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&CO.) from 1999-2006, he led the global apparel company through a successful business turnaround, restoring financial strength and markedly improving its competitiveness. Prior to joining LS&CO., Mr. Marineau was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi-Cola North America from 1997 to 1999, leading Pepsi to outgrow Coke in North America for the first time in years. From 1996 to 1997 he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Dean Foods Company, where he oversaw a substantial increase in both sales and earnings. Prior to Dean Foods, Mr. Marineau spent 23-years at the Quaker Oats Company in progressively responsible positions, including President and Chief Operating Officer from 1993 to 1996, building many well-known Quaker brands around the world including Gatorade, which grew into more than $1 billion global powerhouse in the sports-drink industry under his leadership.

Marineau received his Bachelor of Arts in history at Georgetown University in 1968 and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University in 1970. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Shutterfly Inc., and serves on the board of the Meredith Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Holy Family Day Home and the American Institute of Public Service. He also is on the advisory board of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Bernard "Barney" Osher - Barney Osher is a well-known patron of the arts and education in the San Francisco Bay area. Mr. Osher grew up in Maine where he ran his family's hardware and plumbing supply store. He then took an unpaid position at Oppenheimer & Company in New York to learn the workings of Wall Street brokerage. Subsequently, he moved to California, bought a small savings and loan, Golden West, and soon thereafter, World Savings. Eventually, he purchased the fine-art auction house of Butterfield & Butterfield, grew it into the fourth largest auction house in the world, and sold it to eBay in 1999. Mr. Osher is also a collector of American paintings of the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.

The Bernard Osher Foundation is a charitable foundation established in 1977 by Bernard Osher. His philanthropy has benefited a wide range of educational, cultural, and other nonprofit organizations across the United States.
Paul Otellini - Paul S. Otellini is president and chief executive officer of Intel Corporation. Otellini previously served as Intel's president and chief operating officer, positions he held since 2002, the same year he was elected to Intel's board of directors.

Joining Intel in 1974, Otellini has held a number of other positions during his career. From 1998 to 2002, he was executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, responsible for the company's microprocessor and chipset businesses and strategies for desktop, mobile, and enterprise computing. From 1992 to 1998, Otellini served as executive vice president of the Sales and Marketing Group. Previously, he served as general manager of the Microprocessor Products Group, leading the introduction of the Pentium? microprocessor that followed in 1993. He also managed Intel's business with IBM Corporation, served as general manager of the Peripheral Components Operation and the Folsom Microcomputer Division, where he was responsible for the company's chipset operations, and served as a technical assistant to then-Intel President Andrew S. Grove, now the immediate past-chairman of Intel.

Otellini received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of San Francisco in 1972, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974.
Richard Sambrook - Richard Sambrook is the Director of the BBC World Service and Global News, and former Director of BBC News.

Born in Canterbury in 1956, Sambrook was educated at Reading University where he obtained a BA in English. He also holds an MSc in Politics from Birbeck College, London University.

As Director of the BBC's World Service and Global News division, Richard Sambrook is responsible for leading the BBC's overall international news strategy across radio, TV and new media. The division contains BBC World Service radio, BBC Monitoring, BBC World television and the BBC's international facing online news services. The aim of the division is to create a clear, coordinated presence in the international media marketplace improving the impact of BBC journalism services with global audiences. He took up the post in September 2004.
Robert Sproul - Robert Sproul, Senior Development Director for Berkeley Law School, joins the Fritz Institute Board of Directors after serving two years as the nonprofit's Chief Executive Officer. In his new capacity as a Board Member, Bob will continue to assist the organization with development, marketing, and strategic planning initiatives. Prior to joining Fritz Institute, Bob held senior advertising positions in both San Francisco and New York, as well as being a partner/owner in several advertising agencies in the Bay Area. Bob was a partner in Madison Sproul & Partners, a marketing and business consulting firm working with companies such as Tyson Foods, Boise Paper, First American Title, Wells Fargo, and Russell Athletic. Prior to Madison Sproul, Bob was the General Manager of Clear Ink, the East Bay's largest interactive and traditional ad agency. Bob was part of a team that grew Clear Ink from a thirty employee company known for promotions and collateral, into a complete integrated marketing company with billings of $180MM and 170 employees and a range of clients that spanned wine and food industry firms to a who's who of technology companies.

Bob has an accomplished history of working with San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits in the area of board policy and fundraising. Bob has served on the Alumni Board of Directors and was Chairman of the Letters and Science Board at University of California Berkeley. He helped UCB with its billion dollar campaign and in 2006 assisted with the fundraising efforts for the Bancroft Library that netted $20MM for renovations. As Chairman of the Board for the East Bay Conservation Corps, he steered the organization from being a purely service organization into a certified educational institution by founding and fundraising for the establishment of a charter school in Oakland, CA.
 
 
 
 
More than 38 million people around the world are infected by HIV/AIDS, 25 million in Africa alone.
Fritz Institute has worked closely with us and brought in private sector advisors like Intel that have helped us revamp our entire containment process and it's led to great benefits.
- George Rupp, President,
International Rescue Committee
 
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