Board of Directors

Sister Cities International is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors.  Twenty-one members who represent the general voting members of SCI are elected by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting; One Director position is filled by the Chair of the Board; One Director position is filled by a qualified State Representative, nominated by the Chair and approved by the Board of Directors; and one Director position is filled by a Young Professional Representative, between the ages of 21 and 34, that is elected by the membership.

Board members serve three-year terms.  The Chair of the Board, Young Professional Representative and State Representative each serve two-year terms. Board of Directors terms are staggered.  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.

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Board of Directors

VICE CHAIR

Peter Svarzbein (2022)
El Paso, TX

TREASURER

Mary Blankenship Pointer (2023)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma​

SECRETARY

Kevin O’Donnell (2023)
San Francisco, California

Board Member Name City Term end-years
Joe Buscaino
Los Angeles, California
2024
Sheri Capehart
Arlington, Texas
2023
Geneva, Switzerland
2023
Hays, Kansas
2022
Fort Worth, Texas
2022
Ivan Jaime
San Antonio, Texas
2024
Sergio Jimenez
San Jose, California
2024
East Orange, New Jersey
2022
Carole Kenner
Ewing, New Jersey
2024
A.M. Kinney III
Cincinnati, Ohio
2024
Lisa Keyes
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2022
Jessey Lee
Plano, Texas
2022
Michael McQuary
San Diego, California
2023
Ronda Pierce
Durham, North Carolina
2024
El Paso, Texas
2023
Santa Barbara, California
2024
Atlanta, Georgia
2022
Larry Uebner
Omaha, Nebraska
2023
Mildred Vanderpuije
Columbia, South California
2024
Mucki Wright
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2022

Non-voting members

Name Title City
Chair, Honorary Board Alumni
Fort Worth, Texas
Tom Lisk
Parliamentarian
Richmond, Virginia
Chair Emeritus
San Antonio, Texas
Mary Palko
Global Envoy
Fort Worth, Texas
President, SCI Foundation
San Jose, California

PAST Chairs

Ron Nirenberg                |   San Antonio, Texas

Stephen “Tim” Quigley |   San Jose, California

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


Questions? Please contact the office at 202.347.8630 or info@sistercities.org