Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Seattle SID Board

Monika Aring - President
Monika Aring works with donors, policymakers, governments, business leaders, NGOs, and education institutions on designing policies, programs and partnerships that build human capital for sustainable economic growth. Aring has worked in 42 countries and speaks five languages.  A graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Aring is highly skilled in helping countries develop effective human capital development strategies.  Most recently, Aring assisted the IDB with helping Costa Rica learn about what human capital strategies work in terms of helping countries rapidly transform their economies, recommended policies for employment and skill development in the 10 ASEAN nations in preparation for their becoming a common market in 2015, and is assisting the International Labor Organization, (UN) with developing a way to help arrest the hemmorhaging youth unemployment in Greece. Aring has led multi-country stakeholder forums in Latin America, Africa, and India, and trained donors on how to build more strategic partnerships with the private sector to achieve shared goals. Her work has been published internationally and featured in the Journal of the Society for International Development, International Herald Tribune, National Public Radio, Fortune Magazine, New York and Los Angeles Times, and various technical articles and books.

Sumi Bhat-Kincaid - Vice-President
Bio coming soon.

Frances Walker-Dudenhoefer - Strategy Co-Chair
Frances serves as the Seattle-Puget Sound Chapter Strategy Co-Chair in partnership with Caroline Clarke.  She has a diverse background - initially studying French in Paris, then working as a Global Travel Director in Europe and North America.  For the past fifteen years she has worked on a range of health issues for the public and private sectors, with several years in global health.  This includes consultancies with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and the William J. Clinton Health Access Initiative.  Frances holds a Masters degree in International Affairs and an MBA in Sustainable Business.  With a broad perspective on global development, her areas of interest include gender, racial and social equality; health equity; human trafficking; and sustainable economic development.

Caroline Clarke - Strategy Co-Chair
Bio coming soon.

Elizabeth McNeilly - Finance Chair
Elizabeth McNeilly serves as the finance chair for the Seattle-Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for International Development. Elizabeth is currently working towards CPA candidacy and will be joining Deloitte’s Audit practice in early 2014. Elizabeth recently worked as an economic research assistant to Martha Choe, Chief Administrative Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Elizabeth graduated in June 2013 from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs with a Master of Public Administration and certificates in Accounting and International Development Policy and Management. Throughout her MPA, Elizabeth was a Finance Fellow with Lumana, a microfinance organization for women in Ghana. She received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.  

Preston Thompson - Marketing Chair
Bio coming soon.

Jeff Halvorson - Members Chair
Jeff is in his 2nd year at the University of Washington, where he is finishing his Masters of Public Affairs degree. After spending a number of years working and living abroad as Project Leader and Program Director for experiential education and leadership development firms, he is returning to the world of development through two exciting approaches: shared value and public-private partnerships. 

Lotte Mulder - Communications Chair
Lotte Mulder recently moved to Seattle after getting her Ed. M. at Harvard University, where she focused on leadership and group development. She is now running the Northwest office for a life coach and academic consulting company while also helping with the creation of two new charter schools, one based in Seattle and the other in Los Angeles. Before going back to school, she took high school and college-aged student to the developing world for semester long cultural immersion programs.

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