Chairman Emeritus of the (National) Public Policy International Affairs (PPIA) – Board of Trustees, based in Washington, D.C. ; PPIA is the leading organization in the United States that promotes the inclusion and full participation of under-represented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout United States civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs; PPIAS is composed of America’s leading Graduate School in Public Policy and International Affairs; (www.ppiaprogram.org ), 2006-Present.
Board of Director, Council of International Programs (CIP-Chicago), Board of Directors, CIP Chicago identifies work and training opportunities with businesses and non-profit organizations in Illinois and recruits highly qualified professionals from around the world, http://ihouse.uchicago.edu/, 2005- Present.
Board of Director, National Council of International Programs (CIP) USA, Cleveland Ohio. The Council of International Programs USA (CIPUSA) is a half-century-year old nonprofit organization that promotes international understanding through professional development and cross-cultural exchange. Our programs include J-1 visa services, personalized training experiences for professionals wishing to train in the U.S., and U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiatives. (www.cipusa.org ), 2000-2009.
Board of Directors, Cleveland Music School Settlement-founded in 1912, the Music School is the largest community music schools in the United States. Its mission is to provide arts experiences which promote creativity, inspire success in education and transmit positive cultural values for the development of healthy communities, (www.thecmss.org ), 2000-2003.
Board of Director, Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) – received honors for exemplary service as a Board member and outstanding contribution toward increasing international understanding. Founded in 1923 to promote world peace, CCWA is Northeast Ohio’s most prominent organization that provides the public with greater understanding and personal engagement in international relations and global issues, (www.ccwa.org ), 1991-2000.
Chicago Committee (now the Chicago Council on Global Affairs) – the Council is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. (www.thechicagocouncil.org ), 1989-2005.
Member, Cleveland Committee of Foreign Relations – The Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations (CCFR) is a members-only forum within the Cleveland Council on World Affairs for business, community and civic leaders who are serious about global affairs. Through informed off-the-record discussions, candid dialogue, personal interaction, and educational activities the Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations promotes global understanding of today’s most important economic, political, and social issues, 1990-2003.
Member, International House Alumni, University of Chicago – the International House of Chicago, founded in 1932 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. is a dynamic program center and residence capable of housing up to 486 advanced undergraduates, graduate students and interns from around the world, including the United States. The mission of International House is to promote cross-cultural understanding, mutual respect and friendship among students and scholars and on the part of the people of metropolitan Chicago toward individuals of all nations and backgrounds. (http://ihouse.uchicago.edu)
China Roundtable Advisory Council