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Meet Lenny…

Lenny Mendonca (on leave while working with Gov. Gavin Newsome in California) is a senior fellow at the Presidio Institute and director emeritus (retired senior partner) from the Washington, D.C., and San Francisco offices of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. He is also an advisor to several entrepreneurs.

Lenny founded McKinsey’s U.S. state and local public sector practice and, for years, led the firm’s knowledge development efforts, overseeing the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm’s communications, including the McKinsey Quarterly. He served for a decade on the McKinsey Shareholder Council (on its board of directors). Lenny is the chair of Children Now, co-chair of California Forward, and founder and chair of Fuse Corps. He is the chair emeritus of the Bay Area Council and the Economic Institute of the Bay Area and was vice- chair of the Stanford Graduate School of Business advisory council.

In addition to his membership on the Common Cause board, he serves on the boards of New America, Western Governors University, the Committee for Economic Development, the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium, the Campaign for Business & Educational Excellence, the Educational Results Partnership, the College Futures Foundation and the Super Bowl 50 Fund. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees for Junior Statesmen of America, and the advisory boards of QB3 and the Public Policy Institute of California.

He received his master of business administration and certificate in public management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard College.

Lenny lives on the Half Moon Bay coast, south of San Francisco, with his wife, Christine. They have two grown daughters, Allie and Rebecca, and are the founders and owners of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and the Mavericks Beer Company. 

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