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Michèle Flournoy
Michèle Flournoy is the former CEO of Center for a New American Security, an organization she co-founded. She serves on the CNAS Board of Directors. She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. She led the development of DoD’s 2012 Strategic Guidance and represented the Department in dozens of foreign engagements, in the media and before Congress. Prior to confirmation, Ms. Flournoy co-led President Obama’s transition team at DoD. In January 2007, Ms. Flournoy co-founded CNAS, a non-partisan think tank dedicated to developing strong, pragmatic and principled national security policies.
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Helene D. Gayle
Before assuming leadership of the Trust in October 2017, Dr. Gayle was CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative, a nonprofit that brings together varied stakeholders to address complex global social challenges. From 2006 to 2015, she was president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization. An expert on global development, humanitarian and health issues, Dr. Gayle spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. She also worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues. Dr. Gayle serves on public company and nonprofit boards including The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, the Rockefeller Foundation, Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, New America and the ONE Campaign. Named one of Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women,” she has authored numerous articles on global and domestic public health issues, poverty alleviation, gender equality and social justice.
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Asha Gomez
Asha Gomez is the owner of The Third Space, a “culinary conversation” event studio, in Atlanta, GA - where she currently lives. In 2013, her restaurant Cardamom Hill received a James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant. Asha was born in Kerala, the southwestern-most state of India. The area’s unique and multilayered culture, a result of its vital position on the ancient spice routes between Europe and Asia, provides much of the inspiration for Asha’s enterprises. Her Kerala fried chicken has been a draw at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and won the People’s Choice award at the city’s first annual Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Festival. Asha’s first cookbook entitled My Two Souths, was released in October of last year.
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Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar is the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the United States Senate. Since arriving in the Senate, Amy has worked with Democrats and Republicans on legislation focused on moving the country forward. She fought to pass the most significant consumer product safety legislation in a generation and pushed the cell phone companies to enact more consumer-friendly policies. In 2015 she was appointed Chair of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee to develop policies to strengthen the economy and serves as a Ranking Senate Member of the Joint Economic Committee, the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer rights, a member of the President’s Export Council and the Senate Commerce Committee.
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Thomas Morgan
His award-winning work includes Storied Streets and Waiting for Mamu. Thomas was also executive producer for India’s Daughter, which received the Peabody award for journalism, and the Emmy-nominated film Silenced. His latest film, Soufra, will be released this fall. Based in Beirut, Lebanon, the film is about an enterprising group of female refugees who are trying to make history with a food truck. Morgan has spoken before the US Congress, the PPL Forum at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, for the United Nations on disruptive innovations and numerous TEDx talks. He is the co-founder of Rebelhouse, a Los Angeles-based film production company.
Michelle Nunn
Nunn, who took the helm of CARE in July 2015, has devoted her 25-year career to civic and public service as a social entrepreneur, a nonprofit CEO and a candidate for U.S. Senate. She co-founded the volunteer-mobilization organization Hands On Atlanta, growing its volunteer engagement model from a single entity to a national network of more than 50 affiliates. Nunn helped initiate and oversaw that group’s merger with Points of Light, founded by President George H. W. Bush to promote volunteerism. The merger yielded the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, with affiliates across the globe engaging more than 70,000 corporations and nonprofit organizations. Nunn served as Points of Light CEO from 2007 to 2013. As a respected and nationally recognized leader in the service and nonprofit sector, Nunn served on President George W. Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and as a co-convener of the ServiceNation Coalition, which helped pass the bi-partisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The NonProfit Times has named Nunn seven times to its annual “Power and Influence Top 50” list of change agents from the nonprofit sector.
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Fran Townsend
Frances works across MacAndrew’s portfolio companies focusing on international, legal, compliance and business development issues. Prior to that she was a corporate partner with the law firm of Baker Botts, LLP. From 2004 to 2008, Townsend served as Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council. She also served as Deputy National Security Advisor for Combatting Terrorism from May 2003 to May 2004. Townsend spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice under the administrations of President George H. W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. Currently, Townsend is an on air national security analyst for CBS News where contributes to coverage of homeland security, foreign policy counter terrorism and intelligence and she also appears on the network’s digital streaming service, CBSN.
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Judy Woodruff
Judy has covered politics and other news for more than four decades at CNN, NBC and PBS. Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women's Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in communication industries worldwide. She serves on the boards of trustee of the Freedom Forum, the Newseum, the Duke Endowment and the Urban Institute. She is the recent recipient of the Cine Lifetime Achievement award, a Duke Distinguished Alumni award, the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism/Television, the University of Southern California Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Al Neuharth/University of South Dakota Award for Excellence in Journalism and the Gaylord Prize for Excellence in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma, among others.
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Sally Yates
Sally Yates served as Deputy Attorney General in the Obama administration from January 2015 through January 2017, and then briefly served as Acting Attorney General. As Deputy Attorney General, she was responsible for overseeing all facets of the Department's work, including its four law enforcement agencies (FBI, DEA, ATF and Marshals Service), its prosecutorial, litigating and national security components, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In addition to managing the day-to-day operation of the Department, during her tenure, Yates spearheaded changes at DOJ focused on criminal justice reform, including prison reform; ensuring individual accountability or corporate wrongdoing; and utilizing prosecutorial resources in a focused manner to build safer communities. Prior to her time as Deputy Attorney General, she served as United States Attorney in Atlanta, where she had previously been an Assistant United States Attorney.