Markos Kounalakis

President at WM Corporation

Markos Kounalakis

Markos Kounalakis

President at WM Corporation

Overview
Career Highlights

WM Corporation

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2269

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1956 - San Francisco, CA, United States

Age

62

Number of Awards

1

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Senior Advisor at National Center for Women and Information Technology

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Dean & Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication at University of Southern California - Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

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Founder at Center For Governmental Studies

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Executive Director at Common Cause

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Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group

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President at J Street

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Charles Simonyi Professor at Institute for Advanced Study

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Member, International Council at The New Israel Fund - USA

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Member, Advisory Council at J Street

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1st Vice President at National Basketball Players Association

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Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group

The Albright Stonebridge Group is a global strategy company led by former U.S. Secretary of State in the Clinton administration Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Samuel Berger. The firm is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices or staff in Beijing, Shanghai, São Paulo, New Delhi, Madrid, Berlin, Sydney, Thailand, and Moscow. The Albright Group LLC and Stonebridge International, each founded in 2001, merged in 2009. The firm's managing board currently consists of Albright and Berger, along with James C. O'Brien, Suzanne A. George, H. P. Goldfield, Anthony S. Harrington, Michael J. Warren, and Alan Fleischmann. Albright Stonebridge Group has worked in 65 countries on six continents. The company advises multinational firms, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations on corporate strategy, market-entry and regulatory approaches, government relations, investment assistance, and dispute resolution. Many executives at the firm served in senior government roles including, at the White House; Departments of State, Treasury and Commerce; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; in the U.S. Congress; as Ambassadors from and to the United States; and at the World Bank Group. Albright Stonebridge Group has strategic partners with several firms, among them Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP, an international law firm based in Washington, D.C.; Palacio y Asociados, based in Madrid, Spain; Joschka Fischer & Company, based in Berlin, Germany; and Bespoke Approach, based in Adelaide, Australia. Albright Stonebridge Group is affiliated with Albright Capital Management, an emerging markets investment firm founded in 2005. Albright Stonebridge Group is a significant shareholder of Albright Capital Management.

Parent-In-Law

AKT Development Corp. is an American private company located in Sacramento, CA, with a presence in US. The firm provides land development and subdivision services.

Education
MSc in Journalism
Class of 1988

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is the journalism school of Columbia University. It is located in Pulitzer Hall on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus in New York City. Founded in 1912 by Joseph Pulitzer, Columbia Journalism School is the only journalism school in the Ivy League and one of the oldest in the world. It offers four degree programs: a master of science, master of arts, a variety of dual degrees including a master of science in journalism and computer science, and a doctor of philosophy in communications. The school houses the Pulitzer Prizes, arguably journalism's most prestigious award. It also directly administers several other prizes, including the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, honoring excellence in broadcast and digital journalism in the public service. It co-sponsors the National Magazine Awards, also known as the Ellie Awards, and publishes the Columbia Journalism Review, a widely respected voice on press criticism since 1961. In addition to offering professional development programs, fellowships and workshops, the school is home to the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, which explores technological changes in journalism, and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, which supports innovation in storytelling in the digital age. Admission to the school is highly selective and has traditionally drawn a very international student body. A faculty of experienced professionals preeminent in their respective fields, including politics, arts and culture, religion, science, education, business and economics, investigative reporting, and national and international affairs, instruct students. A Board of Visitors meets periodically to advise the dean's office and support the school's initiatives.

Undergraduate Degree in Political Science
Class of 1978

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
President
Current
International Journalism Graduate Fellow
1995 - 1996

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California was founded in 1971 with generous support from Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. Its strategic location in Los Angeles at USC enables it to foster dynamic synergies and multidisciplinary approaches to the study of communication and journalism through unparalleled access to the nation's and the world's entertainment, media and technology industries. Today, with more than 83 full-time faculty members and 120 adjunct professors, more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs, including the Annenberg Innovation Lab and Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg has become a center for discussion among scholars and professionals in journalism, communication, public policy, media, and education. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
2001 - 2005
Member, Advisory Council
Current

J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans fighting for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. They believe that Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depend on a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.

Member, Board of Councilors
Current

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California was founded in 1971 with generous support from Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. Its strategic location in Los Angeles at USC enables it to foster dynamic synergies and multidisciplinary approaches to the study of communication and journalism through unparalleled access to the nation's and the world's entertainment, media and technology industries. Today, with more than 83 full-time faculty members and 120 adjunct professors, more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs, including the Annenberg Innovation Lab and Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg has become a center for discussion among scholars and professionals in journalism, communication, public policy, media, and education. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond.

Chairman
2002 - 2004

Internews Network provides media development services. Its services include training, production, media infrastructure, health journalism, environmental journalism, humanitarian media, law and policy. The company was founded by David Hoffman, Kim Spencer and Evelyn Messinger in July 1982 and is headquartered in Arcata, CA.

Vice Chairman
2001 - 2003
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2014

The California Academy of Sciences operates as a scientific and cultural institution. The Academy houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a rainforest. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

$500 - $999
2009

PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

$5,000 - $10K
2009

The Wilson Center is the official memorial to our nation’s 28th president. More than just a collection of marble pillars and famous quotes, the Center is “a living memorial,” a gathering place for some of the best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world. Their work is the centerpiece of our activity and informs the nation’s public policy debates with nonpartisan and relevant research and information. At The Wilson Center, preeminent scholars and experts research topics of national and international relevance. In the spirit of President Wilson, we build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges. Democracy is built on the notion of an informed and active citizenry. The Wilson Center provides the fuel that makes this possible…knowledge in the public interest. Through public meetings and events, broadcast media and social media, publications in print and online, and a wide range of outreach activities, the Wilson Center is engaged in the global dialogue of ideas. More importantly, the Center provides you with the tools and opportunities to join the national conversation.

Political Donations
$2,300
2007

Former Senator from New York

Awards & Honors
1988
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship