Photo: Alexandra Seegers



Honorary Vice Chair:
Maria Walker




Stephen D. Cashin
Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Capital Group, LLC

Joseph C. Kennedy, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Former Senior Vice-President, Africare


Peter Francis

President, Global Energy Consultants


Mamadou Beye
Manager, International Affairs, Chevron


Lauretta J. Bruno
President and Founding Partner, Gramercy Partners LLC

William Egbe
Group Director, Sustainability, Strategy & Planning at
The Coca-Cola Company (Eurasia & Africa Group)


Chinonso Emehelu
Director, Africa International Relations, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Omari Issa
CEO, President’s Delivery Bureau, Tanzania


Jeffrey R. Krilla
Co-Chair, Africa Practice, Dentons, LLP


C. Payne Lucas, Sr.
Co-Founder and President Emeritus, Africare, 1971 – 2002


Callisto E. Madavo
Former Vice President, Africa, World Bank
Visiting Professor, African Studies Department, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Ambassador June Carter Perry (ret)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Lesotho
Board of Directors, Foreign Service Institute
Cyrus Vance Visiting Professor Emerita, Mount Holyoke College

Bobby J. Pittman
Managing Partner, Kupanda Capital


Shirley Sherrod
Executive Director, Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.
Earl W. Stafford
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Stafford Foundation
Chief Executive Officer, The Wentworth Group, LLC

General William “Kip” Ward (ret)
Inaugural Commander, U.S. AFRICOM
President, SENTEL Corporation

Ambassador Curtin Winsor Jr., Ph.D. (ret)
Former Ambassador to Costa Rica
Trustee, The W. H. Donner Foundation



Darius Mans
President, Africare