Announcements / January 13, 2016

Five New Members Join the Global Ties U.S. Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. — The Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization Global Ties U.S. is pleased to announce that five nationally-respected professionals will join its Board of Directors in early 2016. They bring a wealth of experience in the areas of education, foreign policy, business, government and nonprofit management.

“I am inspired by the commitment and enthusiasm of our new board members, and look forward to working with them as we create new and stronger international connections” notes Jim Wolf, the chair of the board of directors. “Given the increased emphasis of the IVLP and exchange programs on topics such as economic development, education diplomacy, civil society building, these new directors add a great mix of perspectives to the Global Ties U.S. Board.”

Peter Asaad, Managing Partner of Washington, DC’s Immigration Solutions Group, business-immigration law expert. The son of Egyptian immigrants, Mr. Asaad was president of the Washington, DC chapter of the American Association of Immigration Lawyers and taught at his alma mater, the American University School of Law, from which he graduated cum laude.

Barbara I. Keller, Principal at BIK Consulting and an advisor to the U.S. Treasury Department. Ms. Keller enjoys expertise in combatting money laundering and had an extensive career with the Government Accountability Office and its predecessor agency, the General Accounting Office.

Mariano Gutiérrez, MetLife’s Vice President for Government Affairs, Latin America. Mr. Gutiérrez has held senior positions with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and the Government of Mexico.

Dr. Cheryl Ann Matherly, Vice Provost for Global Education at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma and incoming Vice Provost for International Affairs at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Dr. Matherly is widely known for expanding Tulsa’s reach into China and other international markets.

Jacqueline Miller, CEO of the World Affairs Council of Seattle. Ms. Miller has worked with the EastWest Center; the Center for Strategic and International Studies; the Council on Foreign Relations. She has also has experience as a lecturer with the George Washington University political science department.

Global Ties U.S. is a nonprofit that makes international exchange programs more effective. We work with our members and the Department of State to bring current and future leaders from around the world to communities across the United States. Together, they build deep connections among people from many countries, resulting in a more peaceful, prosperous world.