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    organizations working in developing countries emerging economies and countries transitioning out of conflict Ms Thompson draws on diverse domains of expertise donor funding partnerships and alliances to implement a portfolio of international development programs dedicated to accelerating inclusive economic growth creating resilient communities empowering women employing youth and scaling entrepreneurship Ms Thompson s successful leadership of large complex technical assistance programs helped establish systems of economic governance and private sector competitiveness at a scale great enough to drive inclusive economic growth in countries like South Sudan Afghanistan Iraq and Kosovo The success of these programs and others were in large measure predicated on her deep understanding of how multi disciplinary interventions can be designed and implemented to achieve tangible results even in the most challenging operating environments Still believing that the present offers even greater opportunities to improve the lives and livelihoods of the global poor Ms Thompson joins a small cadre of pioneers from around the world who are designing testing and iterating catalytic approaches to development using technology innovation partnerships and local systems that can empower the people and leaders of poor and emerging countries to solve their own most pressing challenges Ms Thompson has lived and worked in over 35 countries She holds a BS in Anthropology from the University of Arizona a MBA from Pepperdine University and a MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/kate-thompson (2016-04-29)
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    Managing Director of Emerging Markets Group UK and Director and a Principal of Emerging Markets Group formerly Deloitte Touche Tomatsu Emerging Markets Emerging Markets Group main clientele includes the United States Agency for International Development USAID the UK Department for International Development the European Commission and the United Nations Before joining Emerging Markets Group Mr Michel was Associate Partner at IBM Business Consulting Services International Development Practice formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers where he oversaw the Economic Growth practice Mr Michel previously led the work resulting in the formation of World Business Chicago while at the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and in 1991 interrupted his career to work in Poland as a Peace Corps Volunteer and led the creation of Poland s National Investment Funds under the country s Mass Privatization Programme Mr Michel has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors Mr Michel worked on economic development when the wall came down in Eastern Europe and when the war ended in the Balkans and he has consulted with the United Nations on finance for four of the world s largest slums Mr Michel has lived in Poland Bosnia and Herzegovina England and Kenya and has worked all over the world Mr Michel is a dual German American national and has a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University s Kellogg School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/lawrence-michel (2016-04-29)
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    is a strong and strategic international leader with 30 years of implementation experience Her clients have included USAID the World Bank DFID and the EU She has worked in the majority of the former Soviet Republics and most recently assessed the potential for public private partnerships in Kosovo Following careers in environmental engineering and investment banking Ms Prosser has spent the past 15 years managing a variety of large international development projects focused on health systems strengthening health economics and strategy development Most recently she served as president and chief executive officer of Crown Agents USA She also worked in Deloitte s Health and Protection Services practice Ms Prosser was the project director for the USAID funded Commercial Market Strategies and PROFIT projects both of which increased the private sector delivery of health services through the implementation of a variety of approaches including direct investment public private partnerships micro lending and social marketing Ms Prosser serves on numerous boards including several affiliated with Johns Hopkins University including the Hospital s Geriatric Advisory Group the Alumni Advisory Council and the Society of Engineering Alumni Education MBA Finance and International Business The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania MSPH Public Health University of North Carolina Chapel Hill BES Environmental Engineering The Johns Hopkins University Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/lizann-prosser (2016-04-29)
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    and technical services firm that builds capacity for education civil society communities in transition elections and political processes and stabilization and development among many other efforts Prior to founding Creative Charito was a prominent advocate for and designer of the Advisory and Learning Exchange in Washington D C bilingual education and learning disabled programs She also founded centers for bilingual education and community development programs in several Central and Latin American countries Charito is the chair of the Board of Trustees of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Acacia Federal Savings Bank and Calvert Funds for socially responsible investing as well as the board of the Summit Fund of Washington and of the executive and grants committees of the Venture Philanthropy Partners Charito is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington D C and the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council She is a former chair of the Advisory Council of the U S Small Business Administration Washington D C office Charito has received numerous awards Born in Bolivia and raised in Argentina she went on to receive a bachelor of arts from Colegio Ward in Argentina and a master of arts in early childhood development from the University of Maryland She has been a resident of the Washington D C area for more than 35 years Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/m-charito-kruvant (2016-04-29)
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    Chase Roberta van Haeften Rodney Bent Sarah Tisch Ph D Stephen F Moseley Steven Feldstein Tessie San Martin Timothy Nourse Tony Barclay Staff Job Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions Mark Viso Secretary President and CEO Pact Mark Viso is the President and CEO of Pact an international non profit organization which supports the disenfranchised in building empowered communities effective governments and responsible private institutions Pact operates in 24 countries assisting more than 12 000 local organizations Mr Viso came to Pact from World Learning where he served as Senior Vice President for International Development and before that as Vice President of International Operations at World Vision He has lived and worked in Azerbaijan Bosnia Vietnam the West Bank and Gaza Board appointments include the Coalition for Food Aid and the Millennium Water Alliance He received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Masters of International Affairs from George Washington University He brings a depth of experience in strategic planning and implementation entrepreneurial approaches coalition and consensus building and creative problem solving Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization Kristi Ragan Strategic Advisor to USAID Global Development Alliance DAI If you are an active practitioner in the field of international

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/mark-viso (2016-04-29)
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    Stephen F Moseley Steven Feldstein Tessie San Martin Timothy Nourse Tony Barclay Staff Job Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions Melissa Logan Vice President for Chapter Affairs Senior Vice President Supply Chain Solutions Chemonics International A Senior Vice President at Chemonics International Ms Logan leads the Supply Chain Solutions business unit She is a knowledge management and development strategist with more than 15 years of experience designing and implementing economic growth projects Before leading the Supply Chain Solutions division Ms Logan served as SVP of the Southern Africa region and the Knowledge Communication and Technology division In that role she increased innovation collaboration and impact across technical practice areas and social and economic development programs around the world She served as chief of party on a rural development project in El Salvador to increase economic growth through policy reform and building local institutional capacity Ms Logan serves as Vice President for Chapter Affairs for the Society for International Development and was the co chair of the Professional Services Council International Development Task Force She has consulted for economic development projects throughout Asia Latin America Europe and Eurasia and the Middle East Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization Kristi Ragan Strategic Advisor to USAID Global Development Alliance DAI If

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/melissa-logan (2016-04-29)
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    Frequently Asked Questions Neil Ghosh Neil Ghosh is the former director of SNV USA an office that supports SNV Netherlands Development Organisation s global partnership development initiatives SNV is a capacity development organization committed to reducing poverty and improving good governance with 90 offices and 1300 global professionals in 36 countries Neil brings over 22 years of experience in the private sector and government to his current role His diverse industry background includes international business engineering telecommunications and manufacturing and contributes to his ability to form meaningful partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders Neil brings a multi sectoral approach to poverty alleviation and good governance Before joining SNV Netherlands Development Organisation he held leadership roles in several organisations including the Australian Government Swiss Re Prentice Hall CSIE and others Neil also founded GlobeTrade Network a management consultancy firm in Washington DC Neil has successfully completed over 50 engagements for numerous organisations including the US Department of Defense Deloitte Citibank and other private and public sector entities Neil is a Certified Management Consultant CMC and has an MBA in International Business a MS in Management Information Systems and has been featured in print broadcast and online media in the United States and abroad Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution Larry Cooley President Management Systems International I joined SID Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/neil-ghosh (2016-04-29)
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    policy on international humanitarian and development issues including child survival aid effectiveness and Post 2015 She has also plays a leadership role within the Save the Children global movement spearheading global efforts around priority moments such as UNGA the Camp David G8 and the Child Survival Call to Action Prior to joining Save the Children she spent nearly a decade helping to build Women Thrive Worldwide as the leading NGO shaping US policy on global women s issues serving as Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs Women Thrive received InterAction s Mildred Leet award for their advocacy to advance gender integration within Millennium Challenge Corporation MCC as an essential tool for achieving economic growth and poverty reduction She served as deputy campaign manager for Chellie Pingree s U S Senate campaign and prior to that led the Women and the Economy program at the Center for Policy Alternatives where she drove a 35 state campaign working with state legislators and grassroots advocates to advance a progressive policy agenda She also worked at the Communications Consortium Media Center CCMC where she helped advance better child welfare policies through strategic communications She has been a spokesperson on various issues in national and local media including NPR the Christian Science Monitor and the Hill She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and now lives in the District of Columbia where she hopes to one day to have full voting representation in Congress Why I Belong to SID W I am very grateful to SID Washington As a 30 year member of the organization I applaud SID Washington s commitment to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues SID Washington s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion

    Original URL path: http://www.sidw.org/nora-oconnell (2016-04-29)
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