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Ambassador Roman Popadiuk, is the World Affairs Councils of America's current chairman of the national Board of Directors. 

"Ambassador Popadiuk brings the complete package to this position - high-level experience in business and in government, expertise in nonprofit leadership, and the vision to strengthen and grow our nationwide network of World Affairs Councils," said WACA President and CEO Bill Clifford. Read More




Ambassador Roman Popadiuk, WACA Chairman

Vice Chairs
Ms. Sylvia V. Fields, Executive Director, Eden Hall Foundation 
Ms. Donna Suddeth, Treasurer, Naples Council on World Affairs

Mr. Nigel J. Sutton, ‎Vice President, International Defense Systems Group, Orbital ATK

Mr. Serge Tomassian, World Affairs Councils of Orange County

President & CEO
Mr. Bill Clifford, World Affairs Councils of America

Board Members
Ms. Karen S. de Bartolo
, Executive Director, WorldDenver

***Mr. James Falk, President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

Mr. Robert Fischer, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of St. Louis

**Ms. Nancy F. Hamlin, Past President, World Affairs Council of Rochester

Ms. Forough B. Hosseini, Senior Vice President - Information Systems, ICI Homes, Inc.

Mr. Sam Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Johnson + Sterling

Ms. Katherine "Kitty" Keck, Los Angeles-based philantropist, adventure photographer, and former Vice Chair of teh LA World Affairs Council

*Mr. Noel Lateef, President, Foreign Policy Association

*Mr. Roger Naik, President & CEO, Hawaii Pharma

*Mr. Stephen J. Petras, Jr., Board Member, Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Mr. Don Samford, Board President, Peoria Area World Affairs Council

Mr. Craig Snyder, President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Mr. Ljubomir (L.J.) Stambuk, President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Charlotte

Ms. Xiao Yin Zhao, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana

*At-Large Member of the Executive Committee
**Chair, Governance Committee, Executive Committee Member
*** Interim Chair, Development Committee, Executive Committee Member



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1918 Society Members

Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York


The Claremont Group

The Coca-Cola Company

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 


Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Eden Hall Foundation


Foreign Policy Association

The Gambrinus Company

Global Ties U.S.

Goldman Sachs


The Holmes Organisation

Johnson + Sterling

Mr. Michael Phillip


Orbital ATK

Rational Middle Energy Series


Rosetta Stone


Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center  

Thomson Reuters

Tomassian, Throckmorton & Inouye LLP

Turkish Cultural Foundation