Board of Directors

The National Board provides overall direction to the World Affairs Councils of America.

Glenn Creamer
Senior Managing Director Emeritus, Senior Advisor
Providence Equity

Vice Chair
Sylvia V. Fields
Executive Director
Eden Hall Foundation

Vice Chair
Stephen J. Petras, Jr.
Board Member
Cleveland CWA

President and CEO
Bill Clifford
World Affairs Councils of America

Charles J. Stout
Senior Financial Advisor

Dr. Joan Apple Lemoine
Board Member
WAC Hilton Head

Carlos Alvarez
Chief Executive Officer
The Gambrinus Company

Karen Burghart
Executive Director
Colorado Springs WAC

Mimi Burke
Senior Policy Advisor
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Mimi Gregory
Vice President, Programs
Naples CWA

Michelle Harpenau
Executive Director
WAC Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

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

Matthew Hughes
Executive Director
International Relations Council

A. Alex Lari
The Claremont Group

Maryanne Maldonado
Executive Director
WAC Greater Houston

Derrick Olsen

Serge Tomassian
Managing Partner
Tomassian, Throckmorton, Inouye & Grigorian LLP

Mary Yntema
President & CEO

Xiao Yin Zhao
Executive Director
WAC Kentucky and Southern Indiana

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