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Kellie Meiman
President
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Kellie Meiman
I am Kellie Meiman Hock. I am Managing Partner at McLarty Associates, where I lead the Southern Cone/Brazil and trade practices. I previously served in the U.S. Foreign Service in Colombia and Brazil and later worked in the Office of the United States Trade Representative as Director for Brazil/Mercosur. I studied at University of Costa Rica and Georgetown University, where I earned a degree in Latin American Studies.
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Kristen Henry
Secretary
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Kristen Henry
I am Kristen Henry. I'm a professional with 16+ years of experience across sectors dedicated to civic engagement, National Service, grants management, and partnership development. Currently I am a Senior Manager, Project Execution at APIC Consulting Services. Previously, I was the National Service Director at Serve DC- The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism in Washington, DC. My National Service experience began when I served in the AmeriCorps program for two years (City Year Philadelphia and Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver). I graduated with a degree in Political Science and History from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
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Ambassador Craig A. Kelly
Director
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Ambassador Craig A. Kelly
I am Craig Kelly. I was the U.S. Ambassador to Chile from 2004 until 2007. I was assigned to other overseas postings including Bogota, Rome and Paris. In Washington D.C. I served in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and the Bureau of European Affairs as well as at the National Security Council. I was also the Executive Assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell and Chief of Staff to Thomas Pickering, the then Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs. I have a Ph.D. in Romance languages and European history from the University of California, Los Angeles. I have a diploma from the National School of Administration in Paris and I attended the National War College in Washington, D.C.
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Roberto Matus
Treasurer
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Roberto Matus
I am Roberto Matus. I have a degree in economics from the Universidad de Santiago. I am currently the CEO-General Manager of the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce. Previously I was Minister Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Chile to the United States. From 2006 until 2009 I was Chief of Staff to the Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alejandro Foxley.
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Alejandro Foxley
Director
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Alejandro Foxley
I am Alex Foxley. I have a degree in political science from Notre Dame University and a master's degree in political science from Georgetown University. I was the Alternate Executive Director for Chile and Peru at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Executive Director for Chile and Ecuador at the Inter-American Investment Corporation. I am currently the Executive Director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay at the World Bank.
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Joseph Palacios
Director
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Joseph Palacios
I am Dr. Joseph Palacios and I have extensive time as a sociologist and professor in Mexico, Chile, and in the United States. Presently I am Principal of Sensible Spirituality Associates. We help organizations integrate their values, principles, and practices to create cultures of integrative social change and justice.
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Pablo Bachelet
Director
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Pablo Bachelet
I am Pablo Bachelet; I am a Principal Communications Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank, where I deal with press and strategic communications, and macroeconomic issues as well as strengthening the institutional capacity of the state, environmental and social safeguards, citizen security and integrity, among others. Before joining the IDB in 2008, I worked as journalist for 20 years in Santiago, Buenos Aires and Washington, writing for a variety of media including AmericaEconomía Dow Jones, where I was executive editor, Reuters and The Miami Herald. I'm a graduate of Pomona College, with post graduate studies from the Institute of International Studies at the University of Chile.
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Matt Clausen
Director
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Matt Clausen
I am Matt Clausen, Senior VP for Public-Private Partnerships and Senior Director of Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund at Partners of the Americas. For 15 years I have promoted cross-border volunteering at Partners of the Americas, including hosting the 2nd IAVE World Summit for Youth Volunteering in Colombia in 2011. I served as a founding board member and Chair Emeritus of the Building Bridges Coalition, which emerged from the Brookings Initiative on International Voluntary Service, as well as working with the Center for Citizen Diplomacy, selected as a Top 10 International Voluntary Service program. I have an MA in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in Psychobiology from Swarthmore College.
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Juan Carlos Cruz
Director
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Juan Carlos Cruz
I am Juan Carlos Cruz. I am a journalist and I head global communications for the DuPont Company – Agriculture Crop Protection. I have worked as a communications and brand executive for several Fortune 500 companies and have experience in brand-building, global public relations, issues and crisis management, media relations, corporate reputation, executive positioning, thought leadership, social media execution, internal engagement, mergers & acquisitions, and strategic communications. I also wrote a best seller called “El Fin de la Inocencia” related to child abuse in Chile and in 2015 I was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for humanitarian work around the world.
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Adriana Machado
Director
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Adriana Machado
I am Adriana Machado, first female President and CEO of GE in Brazil, and later Vice President for Government Affairs & Policy for GE in Latin America. I received the 2013 LIDE Entrepreneurship Award as “Entrepreneur Woman of the Year”. I previously worked at the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of Presidency of the Republic and the US Embassy in Brasília. I was Strategic Affairs Director for the American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil in São Paulo and Government Relations Director for Intel Semiconductors in Brazil. A founding member of Midas, a group for women in government affairs, I also collaborate with Mujeres Del Pacifico. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Brasília, UNB.
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Meg Poole
Director
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Meg Poole
I am Meg Poole. For the past 16+ years I have designed international leadership development programs, executed primarily through U.S. Exchange Programs, for Meridian International Center. Among a host of other fields, I especially love to welcome participants who work on volunteerism and civic engagement efforts in their own community. I have a degree in International Studies from University of Dayton and a MA in International Relations from Webster University (St. Louis). I proudly served as a volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
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Paula Recart
Director
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Paula Recart
I am Paula Recart. Currently I am part of the Leadership Group at Ashoka (the biggest global network of social entrepreneurs), where I have served as North America Leader and in Global Communications roles. I am also a partner at a Design and Communications firm in Chile called Agencia Felicidad. Before, I worked in the media industry in Chile, as Editor-in-Chief of Paula magazine, and as part of the founding team of a broadcasting project – Rock&PopTV – that is still considered one of the most creative endeavors in Chilean media. I hold a degree in Journalism and another in Sociology, both from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
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Adrean Scheid
Director
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Adrean Scheid
I am Adrean Scheid. I am Vice President of International Relations-Latin America for UnitedHealth Group. I previously served as Vice President of Government Relations-Latin America for Millicom, Senior Director of Government Relations-Latin America for BlackBerry, and Vice President of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (where I was Executive Vice President of both the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Brazil-U.S. Business Council). Earlier in my career, I worked with the Group of Fifty, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Council of the Americas, and the Carter Center. I have a M.A. from Ohio University and a B.A. from Miami University.
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Ramiro Prudencio
Director
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Ramiro Prudencio
I am Ramiro Prudencio. I am currently the President and CEO of Burson-Marsteller Latin America. I have been with Burson-Marsteller since 1990 in various capacities. I started in the Washington and Chilean offices, and led the Sao Paulo office as President. In 2006, I came back to the States to lead the Miami office. Before Burson-Marsteller, I was a legislative aide to former Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson. I graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a BA in American Civilization.