Board of Directors


*The Honorable Deborah K. Jones
Former U.S. Ambassador;
Chair, Hollings Center
for International Dialogue
United States

The Honorable Theodore H. Kattouf
President and CEO
Former U.S. Ambassador
United States

*Mr. Antoine N. Frem
Vice Chair
Vice Chairman, INDEVCO Management
Resources, Inc.

*Dr. Odeh Aburdene
President, OAI Advisors
United States

*Ms. Dena H. Elkhatib
CEO, Shakli Corporation
United States


Mr. Hussam Abu Issa
Vice Chairman, Salam International Investment Ltd.

*Mr. Amjad Ahmad
Managing Partner, Precinct Partners
Director and Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
United States

Mr. Kutayba Yusuf Alghanim
Executive Chairman, Alghanim Industries

Dr. Mondher Ben Ayed
President and CEO, TMI

Ms. Katharine Cushing
Managing Principal, 7Sisters LLC
Founder, Newport Global Summit
United States

Mr. Hisham Fahmy
CEO, The American Chamber of Commerce
in Egypt (AmCham Egypt), Inc.
United States

The Honorable Edward M. Gabriel
President and CEO, The American Task
Force on Lebanon
Former U.S. Ambassador
United States

The Honorable Gordan Gray
Professor of Practice, Penn State School of
International Affairs
Former U.S. Ambassador
United States

*Dr. Mary Gray
Former Amideast Chair
Professor of Mathematics, American University
United States

Dr. Paul Jabber
President, Globicom Inc.
United States

Professor Safwan M. Masri
Dean, Georgetown University-Qatar,
Distinguished Professor of Practice, School of Foreign Service,
Georgetown University
United States

Mr. Jonathan McKay
Product Lead, Facebook
Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer
United States

Ms. Mona Oswald
United States

The Honorable Michael Pelletier
Former U.S. Ambassador
Founding Executive Director, Institute for Global Engagement,
University of Houston
United States

*Ms. Erica Pelletreau
Strategic Communications, Ford Foundation
United States

*The Honorable William A. Rugh
Former Amideast President and CEO
Former U.S. Ambassador
United States

*Dr. Hanine Salem
Managing Partner, Novus Consulting Group (NCG)
United States

Dr. Mostafa Terrab
President and CEO, OCP Group

The Honorable Nicholas A. Veliotes
Former President, Association of American Publishers
Former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State
United States

Dr. Hillary Wiesner
Program Director, Transnational Movements and the Arab Region,
Carnegie Corporation of New York
United States

*Executive Committee Member