Lenny Mendonca is a director emeritus (retired senior partner) from the Washington, DC, and San Francisco offices of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. He is a lecturer at the Stanford Business School and a senior fellow at the Presidio Institute. He is also an advisor to several entrepreneurs. He founded McKinsey’s US state and local public sector practice, and led the firm’s knowledge development efforts for many years, overseeing the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm’s communications—including the McKinsey Quarterly. He served for a decade on the McKinsey Shareholder Council (its board of directors). Over the course of his career, he helped dozens of government, corporate, and nonprofit clients meet their most difficult management challenges. He is chair of Children Now, co-chair of California Forward, and co-founder and chair of Fusecorps. He is 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. He serves on the boards of Fidelity Charitable, New America, Western Governors University, the Committee for Economic Development, Common Cause, the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium, the Educational Results Partnership, the College Futures Foundation, California Competes, the Opportunity Institute, Commonwealth Club, and the Super Bowl 50 Fund. He also serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees for Junior Statesmen of America, and the advisory boards of QB3 and the Haas Center at Stanford University. He received his MBA and certificate in public management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an AB from Harvard College, where he majored in economics.