The Presidio Trust is governed by a seven-member board of directors. Six members are appointed by the President of the United States. The seventh is the U.S. Secretary of the Interior or his/her designee.
William E. Grayson, Esq., chair of the Presidio Trust board, is the National Director – Family Offices 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/Bank 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 served on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, and on numerous boards of trustees, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (part of the Smithsonian). He holds a B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He was appointed to the Presidio Trust board by President Donald J. Trump in 2017.
Marie Louise Hurabiell, Esq., vice chair of the Presidio Trust board, an eighth generation San Franciscan, is a founder and board member of Ellipsis Health, Inc., a technology company using speech analytics to gauge the behavioral health of patients in real time. Previously, she ran her own law firm primarily providing negotiation services. She was General Counsel at both Knight Ridder Digital and Red Herring Communications. After a federal clerkship in Los Angeles, she started her career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in San Francisco. Ms. Hurabiell has led fundraising efforts for many organizations including Georgetown University, San Francisco Ballet, Wender Weis Foundation for Children, The Hamlin School, the International Museum of Women, the Junior League, Holy Family Day Home, and the SF Philharmonic. She has also served on the Georgetown University Board of Regents, as well as the boards of the Holy Family Day Home, the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, the National Charity League Golden Gate Chapter, and the Hamilton Family Center. Ms. Hurabiell received her B.A. with Honors from Georgetown University and her J.D. with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania. She was appointed to the Presidio Trust board by President Donald J. Trump in 2018.
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.
John Keker 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.
Carole McNeil, a San Francisco Bay Area native, is Chairman and Strategic Director of McNeil Capital, which invests in a wide range of real estate, venture capital, and biotech interests. She is also a member of the Policy Advisory Board at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Additionally, she endowed a joint chair between the Hoover Institution and the Economics Department at Stanford University, a first-ever creative association. She is also on the Overseers Board at the Hoover Institution. Ms. McNeil resides in San Francisco. She was appointed to the Presidio Trust Board by President Donald J. Trump in 2019.
Mark 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 Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. Mr. Willens has a long history in the federal government working on natural resources and public lands. He joined the Department of the Interior in July of 2017 as the Associate Deputy Secretary and assumed the duties of the Acting Chief of Staff in January 2019. From 2011-2017, Mr. Willens served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce of New Mexico and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife & Parks at the Department of the Interior from 2006-2008. Before he held these positions, he was the Senior Policy Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources. A native of Stockton, California, Mr. Willens is a 1994 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and now resides with his family in Washington, D.C. He was appointed as the Secretary of the Interior’s designee to the Trust board in November 2017.
Chief Executive Officer
Jean S. Fraser has dedicated her career to fostering healthy, equitable and sustainable communities, and has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Presidio Trust since 2016. Her focus is on making the Presidio a place where people of all backgrounds and abilities find inspiration, recreation and relaxation. She brings a special passion for protecting the Presidio’s open spaces and for sustainability practices that aggressively reduce waste, water use, and greenhouse gasses. Jean champions the use of data and continuous improvement techniques to help the Presidio Trust deliver efficient and quality service to the public. Under her leadership, she has deepened the Presidio Trust’s relationship with the National Park Service and the non-profit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Previously, Jean led the San Mateo County Health System and the San Francisco Health Plan, which developed a first-in-the-nation program providing affordable health care to all uninsured San Franciscans. She also served as a Deputy City Attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. Jean is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). She has a degree in American history from Yale University and a JD from Yale Law School.