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Board of Selectors

Our Board of Selectors chooses the annual Jefferson Awards winners. Comprised of leaders ranging from business to arts and education to entertainment, sports and government, the Board includes notable public figures such as Teresa Heinz Kerry, Lesley Stahl, Ronnie Lott, Michael Douglas, Arne Duncan and Whoopi Goldberg.


Paul Andrepont

Alex Beard

Larry Blackerby

Hon. Peter G. Bourne

DeAndre Brown

Sherman Brown

Ellen Burstyn

Vivian Scott Chew

Cris Collinsworth

Hon. Chris Coons

Tatiana B. Copeland

Joyce Cowin

Tony Danza

Michael Douglas

Herbert L. Drayton III

Hon. Arne Duncan

Mark Ein

Dr. Kit Evans-Ford

Hon. Harold E. Ford, Jr.

Whoopi Goldberg

Major Etta R. Gray

Paula M. Grigsby

Amera Hassan

Christopher D. Heinz

Teresa Heinz

Thomas Holman

Pamela Jacobs-Vogt

Ingrid Johnson

Nashauna Johnson-Lenoir

Alexis Jones

Charlie Kimball

Dr. Mary King

Thomas B. King

Peter Klein

Pat LaFontaine

Rita Benson LeBlanc

Ronnie Lott

Paul Maslansky

Peter Max

Matt Meyer

Bill Milliken

Brad Montague

Alex López Negrete

Kathleen Neville

Norah O'Donnell

Coby Owens

Hon. Deval L. Patrick

Richard Perez

Jorge Plasencia

Robert C. Provost

Priscilla Puente

Christan Rainey

Hon. Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

Robert Sakowitz, Board of Governors, Emeritus

Dr. Sandy San Miguel

Luke Sharp

Amy Rodriguez Shilling

Billy Shore

King Singh

Lesley Stahl

Dean Stephens

José Antonio Tijerino

Hon. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

John W. Treadwell Sr.

Michelle Vacha

Chris Wallace

Valerie Weisler

Kyle J. Zimmer