Advisory Board

List updated December 2014

Stephen Hadley (Chair)

Former U.S. National Security Advisor


RiceHadleyGates LLC

Nancy A. Aossey

President and Chief Executive Officer

International Medical Corps

William F. Benter

Chairman and International Chief Executive Officer


L. Paul Bremer

Former Presidential Envoy to Iraq

President and Chief Executive Officer

World T.E.A.M. Sports

Alexander L. Cappello

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Cappello Group Inc.

George N. Chammas

Cofounder, Vice Chairman, and Director

NavLink Inc.

Marc Ginsberg

Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco

Former Deputy Senior Advisor to the President for Middle East Policy

Chief Executive Officer

Peaceworks Foundation/OneVoice Movement Foundation

Chief Executive Officer

Peaceworks, LLC

Guilford Glazer

Chairman of the Board

Guilford Glazer Associated Companies

Ray R. Irani

Former Chairman and CEO

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Chairman and CEO

Ray Investments, LLC

Ann Kerr-Adams

Fulbright Coordinator

UCLA International Institute

Zalmay Khalilzad

Former U.S. Representative to the United Nations


Gryphon Partners

Sharon S. Nazarian


Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation

Younes Nazarian

Founder and Chairman

Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation

Christopher J. ("C.J.") Oates

Managing Director

RimLight, LLC

Christopher Petitt


Blue Haystack Inc.

Hussain Qaragholi

Senior Originator, CEEMEA

Capital Markets & Treasury Solutions, Deutsche Bank

William Recker

Founder and Chairman

IronBridge Partners 

Hasan Shirazi

Managing Director

Citi Private Bank

Donald Ellis Simon


The Lucille Ellis Simon Foundation

Kenneth Slutsky


Saybrook Capital

Founder and President

The Aequilibris Trust

Todd M. Wilcox

Chief Executive Officer

Patriot Capital, LLC