Dennis Mulhaupt is Managing Director of Commonwealth Partners, Inc., a firm he founded which provides a wide range of advisory services relating to philanthropy and non-profit management to clients throughout North America. He has had extensive experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds including as an investment banker in London, and as a consultant and adviser to international businesses, governments and international organizations in the area of international trade and investment planning, as well as political and economic risk assessment and crisis management.
In more than 20 years in the non-profit world, Dennis has been senior associate dean for development and public affairs in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at the University of Southern California, associate vice president at Stanford University and vice president at Claremont McKenna College. He has served as executive vice president of KCET, the west-coast flagship station of the Public Broadcasting Service. He has also taught courses on international relations at Cambridge and USC.
Dennis has been nominated by two Presidents of the United States and confirmed by the Senate to serve as a Governor of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all international broadcasting and media operations of the U. S. Government (such as Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Middle East Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia, etc.). At the BBG, he also served as alternate presiding governor. He chaired the BBG’s Governance Committee and served as chairman of the board of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, one of the largest independent news organizations in the world. He holds a B. A. magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, and a master’s degree in international relations and criminology from Cambridge University, where he also did doctoral work.