Board of Trustees

Dane Glasgow
Chairman of the Board
Dane Glasgow is a Vice President of Global Product Management at Ebay, and former Director of Program Management at Microsoft Live Search. Glasgow was also General Manager for the Windows Live Portal & Information Services Client team and President of more

Pierre R. Schwob
Vice Chairman of the Board
Pierre Schwob is the CEO and founder of Classical Archives. He was adjunct assistant professor computer science, N.Y.U. 1981-86; holder of several U.S. and foreign patents; founded PRS Corporation, an R&D company in 1978 where he developed the award-winning ID LOGIC® technology which was incorporated into a U.S. national standard and licensed to the major consumer electronics manufacturers.  more

David Black
Secretary, President and CEO of SETI Institute
David Black is the President and CEO of the SETI Institute. Black, who is President and CEO Emeritus of the Universities Space Research Association and Visiting Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, is a widely recognized researcher in the fields of star and planet formation, and the search for exoplanets.  more

Andrew Fraknoi
Andrew Fraknoi is the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College in Los Altos, California. Fraknoi was the Carnegie Endowment for Higher Education's 2007 California Professor of the Year. He was the founding co-editor of the journal "Astronomy Education Review," is lead author of the "Voyages Through the Universe" college textbooks series, and was Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for 14 years. more

Elizabeth Garrett
Elizabeth Garrett is Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (2010-present), University of Southern California. Garrett has also held positions as Vice President for Academic Planning and Budget (2006-2010), and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (2005-2006), University of Southern California. more

Rex Grignon
Rex Grignon is the head of Character Animation at Dreamworks Studios and has worked on movies like Antz, Shrek, Madagascar, and many other Dreamworks films more

Dan Lankford
Dan Lankford is Managing Director‬ at Wavepoint Ventures. He is the founder of this seed and early stage venture firm focused on medical technology, software and services and cleantech.  more

David Pratt
Trustee, Former Chairman
David Pratt is the former President and CEO of Callidus Software, Inc., AvantGo, Inc. and gForce Systems. Pratt was also Executive Vice President and COO, Adobe Systems, Logitech, and Quantum Corporation. more

Bronwyn Syiek
Bronwyn Syiek served as the President of QuinStreet, Inc. from February 2007 to April 1, 2014. more

Jill Tarter
Astronomer Jill Tarter is the holder of the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI. She is one of the few researchers to have devoted her career to hunting for signs of sentient beings elsewhere, and there are few aspects of this field that have not been affected by her work.  more

Oliver Tattan
Oliver Tattan is a serial entrepreneur and founder of a number of companies including an insurance capital provider (Insurance Regulatory Capital), two health insurers (Vivas Health and GloHealth), a content company (OneBigSwitch) and a software company (Daon).  more