Board of Directors

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

Ambassador Roman Popadiuk
World Affairs Councils of America

Vice Chair
Sylvia V. Fields
Executive Director
Eden Hall Foundation

Vice Chair
Donna Suddeth
Naples Council on World Affairs

President and CEO
Bill Clifford
World Affairs Councils of America

Nigel J. Sutton
Vice President, International Defense Systems Group
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Serge Tomassian
Managing Partner
Tomassian, Throckmorton & Inouye LLP

Carlos Alvarez
Chief Executive Officer
The Gambrinus Company

James Falk
President & CEO
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

Robert Fischer
Executive Director Emeritus
World Affairs Council of St. Louis

Nancy F. Hamlin
Director Emerita
World Affairs Council of Rochester

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

Katherine Keck

A. Alex Lari
The Claremont Group

Dr. Joan Apple Lemoine
Board Member
World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Derrick Olsen

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

Craig Snyder
President & CEO
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

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

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

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