Board and Executive Team

​​​​The Presidio Trust is governed by a s​even-member board of directors. Six members are appointed by the President of the United States. The seventh is th​e U.S. Secretary of the Interior or her designee.

​John Keker, chair of the Presidio Trust board, is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the United States and h​as recently been listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States and the best lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the founder of the San Francisco trial firm of Keker & Van Nest LLP. Mr. Keker graduated from Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, then served as a U.S. Marine Corps infantry platoon leader in Viet Nam until he was wounded and retired from the Marine Corps in 1967. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1970 and served as law clerk to Retired Chief Justice Earl Warren at the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Keker has served as president of the San Francisco Police Commission twice, as chairman of the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Control Board, and as vice president of the San Francisco Fire Commission during the Loma Prieta earthquake. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He was appointed to the Presidio Trust board of directors by President Barack Obama in 2015, and re-appointed in 2017.

Janet Reilly, vice-chair of the Presidio Trust board, is the co-founder and president of the Board of Directors of Clinic by the Bay – a free, volunteer-based medical clinic in the Excelsior neighborhood in San Francisco. The clinic, which does not rely on taxpayer dollars, engages volunteer doctors and nurses to provide wide-spectrum healthcare services for the working uninsured. Ms. Reilly, a native Californian, former corporate spokesperson and journalist, most recently produced and hosted The Mix with Janet Reilly – a monthly news magazine show on NBC Bay Area. Ms. Reilly is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of San Domenico School and is a former president and member of the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. Ms. Reilly holds a B.A. in Communications from UCLA and a master’s degree in Journalism from Medill at Northwestern University. ​She was appointed to the Presidio Trust board by President Barack Obama in 2015.

Lynne Benioff is an independent marketing consultant and philanthropist active with several health care and community foundations. Previously, Ms. Benioff was Director of Public Relations Campaigns at OutCast Communications from 1998 to 2003. Ms. Benioff co-founded Star Community Home in 2011, a short-term residential community for homeless families in San Francisco. She is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of California San Francisco Foundation, the Board of Directors of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and the Board of Directors of Common Sense Media. Ms. Benioff was honored by Mayor Ed Lee as one of San Francisco’s “Women of the Year” in 2014. She received a B.S. from the University of Washington. Ms. Benioff was appointed to the Presidio Trust board by President Barack Obama in 2015.

Paula R. Collins is the founder of WDG Ventures, Inc., a real estate development company in Northern California, and also Portfolio Real Estate Consulting. Ms. Collins is a director and founder of Presidio Bank in San Francisco. She is a member of the national board of the Automobile Association of America and a director of the CSAA Insurance Exchange, as well as AAA Northern California, Nevada, Utah. Ms. Collins serves on the board of the Glide Foundation. She has served as a Presidential appointee to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Visiting Committee for the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She has served on the board of directors for the Yerba Buena Cente​r for the Arts, Special Olympics for Northern California, and BRIDGE Housing Corporation. She has been named to the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, has been awarded the Silver SPUR by the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, has been named "Forever Influential" by the San Francisco Business Times, and has been honored by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Ms. Collins graduated cum laude in urban studies from Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts and received her Master of City Planning from MIT. She was appointed to the Presidio Trust board by President Barack Obama in 2012, and re-appointed in 2015.

William E. Grayson is a principal at Bernstein Private Wealth Management in San Francisco. Previously, he was president of Falcon Point Capital and vice president of J.P. Morgan & Co. and Montgomery Securities/Banc of America Securities. Mr. Grayson practiced law for ten years and held the position of Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Army in Washington, D.C. While at the Pentagon, he oversaw the Army’s 2,700 civilian and military lawyers and focused on regulatory law, mergers and acquisitions, and Army base realignments, including the Presidio. Mr. Grayson holds a B.A. degree from U.C. Santa Barbara and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He has served on the boards of the Bay Area Discovery Museum and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (part of the Smithsonian), among others. He was appointed to the Presidio Trust board by President Donald J. Trump in 2017.

Mark PincusMark Pincus is the founder and executive chairman of Zynga. He has held various other executive positions at Zynga including chief executive officer and chief product officer. He previously founded other technology startups including Tribe.net in 2003, Support.com in 1997, and FreeLoader in 1995. Mr. Pincus received a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He was appointed to the Presidio Trust board by President Barack Obama in 2017.

​Todd Willens is the Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Interior and has a long history in the federal government working on natural resources and public lands. Previously, he was Congressman Steve Pearce’s (New Mexico) Chief of Staff for nine years. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the U.S. Department of the Interior from 2006 to 2008, and as Senior Policy Adviser for the House Natural Resources Committee from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Willens is a native Californian and a graduate of UCLA. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and four children. He was appointed as the Secretary of the Interior’s designee to the Trust board in July 2009.

Chief Executive Officer

Jean S. Fraser
Jean S. Fraser brings more than two decades of experience managing complex public agencies to her role as Chief Executive Officer of the Presidio Trust, a position she assumed in September 2016. From 2009 to 2015, Jean was the Chief of the San Mateo County Health System, a $650 million organization with 2,200 employees. While there, she advanced active transportation, access to parks and recreational facilities, and progressive land use decisions to promote healthy and sustainable communities. From 2000 to 2008, she was CEO of the San Francisco Health Plan, a Medi-Cal health plan that developed and managed the Healthy Kids program providing insurance to all uninsured children in San Francisco, as well as the Healthy San Francisco program, a first-in-the-nation health coverage program providing affordable health care to all uninsured San Franciscans. Jean is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School, and of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). She has served on the boards of non-profits working to make Bay Area communities sustainable and equitable including TransForm, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

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