H.R.H. King Felipe VI of Spain, MSFS’95
Honorary Board Member
After serving in Spain’s various branches of military, he has played a very active role in the promotion of Spain’s economic and commercial interests and of Spanish language and culture in foreign countries.
Jonathan Baliff, MSFS’95
President and CEO, Bristow Group Inc
Jonathan E. Baliff is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group Inc. Baliff joined the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer in October 2010. Prior to joining Bristow, Baliff was Executive Vice President at NRG Energy, where he led the development and implementation of NRG’s corporate strategy as well as acquisitions and business alliances.
Lisa Barry, MSFS’79
Senior Advisory to Fontheim International, LLC
Lisa Barry’s career spans 35 years of international government relations work in the public, nonprofit and corporate sectors in Washington, DC. Ms. Barry most recently served as Vice President and General Manager, Government Affairs at Chevron where she developed a strategic government affairs program that positioned the company as a leading player in Washington policy circles.
Diane Binder, MSFS’08
Vice-President International Development, Africa-Middle-East-India Business Unit, SUEZ
Diane Binder is an experienced business executive and advisor with 15 years of international experience in consulting and corporate environments, international organizations and NGOs, with a focus on developing policies and channeling business opportunities towards social and economic development.
Kelly Coffey, MSFS’89
CEO, U.S. Private Bank, JP Morgan
Kelly Coffey is CEO of J.P. Morgan’s U.S. Private Bank, one of the largest providers of wealth management services with more than $650 billion in client assets. She is a member of the Global Wealth Management Operating Committee and also serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Asset Management Women’s Network.
Jay Collins, MSFS’89
Vice-Chair for Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi, Adjunct Associate Professor
Jay Collins serves as Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking of Citigroup Inc. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Public Sector Group at Citigroup Inc. and as the Head of Central and Eastern Europe, India, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), Global Banking at Citigroup.
Herbert Cordt, MSFS’74
Chairman and President, Cordt & Partner
Herbert Cordt is Chairman and President of Cordt & Partner, an international corporate finance boutique in Vienna, Austria. He is presently also serving as Chairman of RHI AG, the Vienna stock market listed world market leader in refractories (Reuters: RHI VI, Bloomberg; RHI AV), and Chairman of Ebner Furnaces, the privately owned world market leader in industrial heating systems.
James R. Schlesinger Professor of the Practice of Strategic Studies
Wendy Silberman Cutler, MSFS’83
Vice President and Managing Director – Washington D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute
Wendy Silberman Cutler joined the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) as Vice President and Managing Director of the Washington D.C. Office in November 2015. In these roles, she focuses on building ASPI’s presence in Washington — strengthening its outreach as a think/do tank — and on leading initiatives that address challenges related to trade and women’s empowerment in Asia.
Shéhérazade Semsar de Boisseson, BSFS’89, MSFS’90
Managing Director, European Voice and President of Selectcom Finance
Shéhérazade Semsar de Boisséson, French national born in Tehran (Iran), is the Managing Director of European Voice and majority owner and President of Selectcom Finance. Selectcom Finance is a holding company with various investments in Europe: Development Institute International (Dii), founded in 1993 has become the leading corporation in France elaborating C-level professional conferences and trainings; Dii agency, a leading content provider; and All on Stage, an on-line internship platform.
Steve Dwyre, MSFS’84
Former Managing Director, Industrials and TMT, Lloyds Banking Group
Steve Dwyre is a former Managing Director at Lloyds Banking Group in London responsible for leading the Commercial Banking Industrials and TMT client coverage teams in the UK, North America, Europe, and AustralAsia. Prior to joining Lloyds Bank in April 2008 in New York, Steve worked for Standard Chartered Bank as head of their Global Corporates business for the Americas.
Maria Eitel, MSFS’88
President and CEO, Nike Foundation
Maria Eitel is the founding President and CEO of the Nike Foundation of Nike Inc. She served as the Vice President and Senior Advisor for Corporate Responsibility at Nike Inc. Ms. Eitel served as the European Corporate Affairs Group Manager for Microsoft Corporation in Paris; as a Director of Public Affairs for Microsoft Corp. for Public Broadcasting; and as a Senior Manager of Communications and Community Relations at MCI Communications Corp.
Drosten Fisher, MSFS’06
Principal – New York Office, Boston Consulting Group
Drosten Fisher is a Principal in the New York office of Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He has worked with a variety of U.S. and international government departments and agencies in areas relating to strategy, policy, economic competitiveness, and organizational effectiveness and is a core member of BCG’s Public Sector and Industrial Goods practice areas.
Jeffrey Gedmin, Ph.D.’90
Senior Advisor at Blue Star Strategies, LLC
Jeffrey Gedmin is a Senior Advisor at Blue Star Strategies, LLC and Co-Director of the Transatlantic Renewal Project at the World Affairs Institute and Journal. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Legatum Institute, a policy think tank, President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Director of the Aspen Institute Berlin, an independent non-profit and non-partisan organization for international affairs and transatlantic relations.
Kaia Miller Goldstein, MSFS’94
Founder, Aslan Global, Inc
Kaia Miller Goldstein is a consultant advising private and public sector organizations in developing economies on competitiveness and economic development. She worked with the Cambridge-based consulting firm the Monitor Group as a leader in its Country Competitiveness Practice, and co-founded the spin-out OTF Group before founding Aslan Global, Inc. in 2001.
Andrew Gundlach, BSFS, MSFS’94
Director, Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC
Andrew Gundlach joined Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC in September 2006. Prior to joining the firm, Andrew Gundlach was a partner at Artemis Advisors, an investment firm based in New York City. He formerly worked at Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan.
Stan Humphries, MSFS’93
Chief Analytics Officer, Zillow Group
Stan Humphries is the Chief Analytics Officer and Chief Economist at Zillow Group, an online platform that works with tens of thousands of real estate agents, lenders and rental professionals, helping maximize business opportunities and connect to millions of consumers.
Martin Kalin, MSFS’83
President, MK Trade Compliance Group
Marty is an entrepreneur who has founded and operated a number of ventures in the international trade services and energy technology fields including: MK Data, which was recently acquired by Descartes Systems (DSGX), MK Technology (now the “Trade Compliance Group”), Gilston Kalin Communications, the publisher of the “the Export Practitioner”, GFC Crane Consultants Inc., a gantry crane maintenance company, and SmartSenseCom (a tunnel and drone detection technology company).
Michael Kim, MSFS’92
Founder and Managing Partner, Cendana Capital
Michael Kim is the founder and Managing Partner of Cendana Capital, and Senior Advisor at Rustic Canyon Partners. Previously, Mr. Kim worked for Accelerator Venture Partners, Morgan Stanley’s Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Chase Manhattan Bank, and IBM.
Mark Lagon, Ph.D.’91
Mark P. Lagon is Distinguished Senior Scholar and Centennial Fellow at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. From 2010 through 2014, Lagon was the Chair for Global Politics and Security at Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, and adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights at the Council on Foreign Relations.
George E. Little, Ph.D.’00
Partner, Corporate Data and Privacy Practice, Brunswick Group
George Little is Partner of the Brunswick Group, leading the firm’s Corporate Data and Privacy Practice. Prior to joining the Brunswick Group, Dr. Little was Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton and also served as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Pentagon Press Secretary.
Deborah McCarthy, MSFS’79
US Ambassador to Lithuania
Deborah A. McCarthy is an international security strategist with over 30 years of experience in leadership, teamwork and negotiations at senior levels in Europe, the Western Hemisphere and the U.S. Until November, 2017, she was the Executive Director of the Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
(Ret.) Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy
W. Gyude Moore, MSFS’09
Minister of Public Works, Liberia
William Gyude Moore is currently the Minister of Public Works in Liberia. Previously, he was a Special Assistant to the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. He returned to his native Liberia after graduating with a Master of Science in Foreign Service in 2009.
Scott Morse, BSFS’74, MSFS’83
Scott Morse is an international trade regulation expert who has changed the ways in which governments and corporations reference foreign customs duty and tax information. In 1991, he acquired Eurotariff (GB) Ltd., a loose-leaf publisher in the U.K., and named it Worldtariff.
David Oxenstierna, MSFS’89
Partner, Capital Markets, Capco
David Oxenstierna is Senior Partner at Capco (The Capital Markets Company), a leading consultancy exclusively dedicated to the financial services industry with over 3500 consultants globally. Capco is a fully owned subsidiary of FIS, the largest FinTech company in the world.
Peter Raymond, MSFS’90
Practice Leader for PwC’s Public Sector Financial Services (PSFS) and Capital Projects & Infrastructure (CP&I) practice in the Americas
Peter Raymond is the US Leader of PwC’s Capital Projects and Infrastructure business. He brings more than 20 years experience working around the world with public and private sector entities on the design, delivery and financing of large scale capital and infrastructure projects.
Philippe Sachs, MSFS’02
Global Head Corporate & Public Affairs at Bridge International Academies
Philippe Sachs is the Global Head of Corporate & Public Affairs at Bridge International Academies. Previously, he served as Global Head of Standard Chartered Bank’s public sector client coverage group, which includes ministries of finance, central banks, sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, supra-nationals, and other development organizations.
Michael Samway, BSFS’90, MSFS ’91
President, The BHR Group, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Michael A. Samway is President of The Business and Human Rights Group, a consultancy focusing on business and human rights in the technology sector. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University in the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, a senior lecturer at Duke Law School, and a former visiting scholar at the Center for Business and Human Rights at NYU Stern School of Business where he focused on digital surveillance and online expression issues.
J. Scott Schlossel, MSFS/JD’94
Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Citigroup, New York
Scott Schlossel is currently Managing Director and Head of Global Energy Leveraged Finance at Citigroup’s Global Investment Banking Division in New York. Following his graduation from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Georgetown Law School in 1994, he clerked for the United States District Court in Washington D.C., and then practiced corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions law for two years in New York with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis.
Drew Scoggins, MSFS’04
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Millennial Energy Partners
Drew Scoggins is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Millennial Energy Partners and the firm’s various managed funds, operating subsidiaries and investment vehicles. Under his guidance, the firm has secured private equity capital in excess of $300 million and directly invested in oil and gas assets through eight discreet investment vehicles
Eileen Shields-West, MSFS’67
Chair, Refugees International
Eileen Shields-West is an accomplished journalist, author, and philanthropist with a wide range of expertise in education, international affairs, and governance. Ms. Shields-West serves as chair of Refugees International, a leading non-profit organization aiding the displaced.
Nancy Soderberg, MSFS’84
President and CEO, Soderberg Global Solutions
Nancy E. Soderberg has served in the White House as Deputy National Security Advisor (1993-97) and as an Ambassador at the United Nations (1997-2001). She is currently President and CEO of Soderberg Global Solutions and Director of the Public Service Leadership Program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.
H.R.H. Princess Ghida Talal, MSFS’86
Chair, Board of Trustees, King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Jordan
Princess Ghida Talal, a holder of two honors degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, married Prince Talal of Jordan in 1991. The late King Hussein appointed her as his Press Secretary and asked her to establish the International Press Office of the Royal Hashemite Court.
Josefina Urzaiz, MSFS’07
Co-Founder, Hammock Boutique
Josefina Urzaiz is the co-founder and owner of Hammock Boutique Inc, a socially responsible organization employing over 880 families in rural communities in Mexico. In 2015 and 2016, Hammock Boutique was honored “Best for the World” for it’s social commitment.
Jaap Westrik, MSFS’08
Managing Director, MG Capital Management L.P.
Jaap Westrik is a management consultant based in New York. From 2013 to 2018, he was managing director at MG Capital Management L.P., a boutique private equity investment firm. He sat on the company’s Investment Committee and acted as its COO.