Geoffrey Cowan

Director, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy

Geoffrey Cowan has made his mark as a lawyer, academic administrator, government official, best-selling author, distinguished professor, nonprofit executive, and Emmy Award-winning producer. In 2010, the trustees of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands appointed him to serve as first president of the trust, developing it into a world-class venue for important retreats for top government officials and leaders in the fields of law, education, philanthropy, arts, culture, science, and medicine. A former dean of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, he is director of USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.