Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Sister Cities International is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, overseen by the Chairman. 21 members are drawn from the membership and the greater diplomatic and business community, with three additional members designated to represent state representatives, youth and young professionals. Sister Cities International Board members are elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting, which takes place at the Annual Conference each year.

Board members serve three-year terms, and state coordinator, youth, and young professional representatives serve two-year terms. Board of Directors terms are staggered, and seven board seats are up for election each year. Board members are elected by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting during the Annual Conference in July.

The Board elects the secretary and treasurer of the Board, who each serve one-year terms and the vice-chair, who serves a two-year term.

Stephen T. "Tim" Quigley, Jr.

Sister Cities International

Stephen T. “Tim” Quigley, Jr. has served in a variety of senior executive positions in private industry, NGO corporations, the federal government and international organizations over the past fifty years. He has extensive experience in business development, strategic planning, international relations as well as project and organizational leadership and management. 

In the past 20 years, Mr. Quigley Chairman/CEO, NPG Productions, Inc., has previously been Chairman/CEO, Azores TV and PIN TV Holding Group, President/CEO, Silicon Valley Defense/Space Consortium, Managing Director/CEO, Silicon Valley Global Trading Center, Executive Director, Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley and Program Director, Green Challenge California. 

A thirty one year career naval officer, aviator and veteran, Mr. Quigley was the Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Moffett Field, one of the nation’s 10 major high technology federal and space agency installations which is located in Silicon Valley. His previous senior Department of Defense positions included serving as: Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Department of the Navy, responsible for developing national service strategies from defense industrial conversion and military base closure issues, and; as Executive Assistant to the Commander in Chief, NATO Southern Forces Europe and Commander in Chief, US Naval Forces Europe.

Mr. Quigley is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a former Course President (1991-92) at the NATO Defense College. He has been awarded numerous distinguished community service and military decorations. Tim currently serves on a number of business, civic and NGO boards of directors.

Current Board of Directors

Name Title City

Tim Quigley (2017)


San Jose, California

Ron Nirenberg (2018)

Vice Chairman

San Antonio, Texas

Lawrence F. Uebner (2019)


Omaha, Nebraska

Carol Robertson Lopez (2019)


Santa Fe, New Mexico

Joe Bice (2018)

Executive Committee (At-large)

Arlington, Virginia

Carolina Rendeiro (2017)

Executive Committee (At-large)

Miami, Florida

Joshua Walker (2017)

Executive Committee (At-large), Young Professional Representative

Alexandria, Virginia

Al Durtka (2017)

State Representative

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ajaipal "AJ" Chahal (2017)

Youth Representative

Santa Clara, California

Bill Boerum (2016)

Chair Emeritus (Ex-officio)

Sonoma, California

Steve Kalishman (2017)

Middle East Director

Gainesville, Florida

Raveen Arora (2018)

Tempe, Arizona

Magdalena Carrasco (2019)

San Jose, California

Leroy Allala (2017)

Chicago, Illinois

Gary Barnabo (2017)

Arlington, Virginia

Willow Darsie (2019)

Washington, District Of Columbia

Ed Adams (2018)

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cindy Elliott (2019)

Hays, Kansas

Lee Guio (2017)

Union City, California

Lorna Johnson (2019)

East Orange, New Jersey

Teri Simmons (2019)

Atlanta, Georgia

Peter Svarzbein (2018)

El Paso, Texas

Ruth Cotter (2017)

Sunnyvale, California

John Dabeet (2018)

Muscatine, Iowa

Christine Warnke (2018)

Washington, District Of Columbia

Holly Lazzerini (2017)

Belvidere, Illinois

Clare Petrich (2017)

Tacoma, Washington

Shin Koyamada (2019)

Young Professionals Representative

Los Angeles, California

(x) - year term expires

Past Presidents

Name City
Bill Boerum Sonoma, California
Thomas A. Lisk Richmond, Virginia
Brad Cole Carbondale, Illinois
Michael Hyatt Fort Worth, Texas
Mae Ferguson Fort Worth, Texas
Sherman Banks Little Rock, Arkansas
Glenn Gray Juneau, Alaska
Nancy Huppert Rochester, New York
Charles Stokke Menomonie, Wisconsin
James Amato Lexington, Kentucky
Richard Neuheisel Tempe, Arizona
Rodger Randle Tulsa, Oklahoma

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