Executive Committee
Michael Norris (Co-Chair)
Hon. James P. Moran (Co-Chair)
Evelyn K. Lee (Secretary/ Treasure)
Tim Gale (Financial Development Chair)
William McCarren (Global Communications Chair)
Jane Oates (Global Education Co-Chair)
Patrick Gross (Global Education Gala Chair, Co-Founder and Former Chairman)
Richard P. Merski (Government Relations Chair)
Dr. Douglas B. Shaw (International Affairs Chair)
Mary Webster Krulic (Membership and Alumni Chair)

Gloria Bohan is the Co-Founder and President of Omega World Travel, a highly diverse, global travel organization with approximately 200 company-owned offices and more than 1,000 employees worldwide.  Under Ms. Bohan’s vision and direction, Omega has become the largest travel agency founded by, operated by and majority-owned by a woman, and is widely considered in the travel industry as an innovative, trend-setting company. Gloria has been recognized many times over for her business achievements, and has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Business Women’s Network Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the American Society of Travel Agents’ prestigious Travel Agent of the Year Award, Office Depot’s Businesswoman of the Year Award, and the Women’s Business Center’s Entrepreneurial Visionary Award.  Ms. Bohan started her career as a teacher in the New York City Public School System and later worked at Forbes Magazine. She received Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from Marymount Manhattan College in 2003 for her vision of service to the public, her skills in organizing a successful enterprise, her commitment to the advancement of women, and fidelity to the values and ideals of liberal education.

John A. Braun serves as President and Chairman of the Board of Dynamis. Mr. Braun has over 20 years of experience in government and military issues, he currently serves as the President and Chairman of the Board for Dynamis.  Mr. Braun previously served as the Vice President of Washington Operations for Teledyne Technologies, and as the Appropriations Associate to Congressman Bud Cramer, a member of the House Committee on Appropriations. Mr. Braun advised the Congressman on issues relating to defense, aerospace, tax, trade, international affairs, small business, labor, federal employees, agriculture, veterans’ affairs, and technology. Mr. Braun has a long history of working with the U.S. Armed Forces including serving in the Pentagon as a Senior Policy Analyst in the National Security Policy Division of U.S. Air Force Headquarters (1995-1999) and as a Congressional Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (1994-1995). In recognition, he was awarded an honorary appointment as a Colonel in the Alabama National Guard by Gov. Don Siegelman. Before moving to the Pentagon, Mr. Braun worked in campaign politics in Alabama, where he served as Political Director for several local and state-wide political campaigns. Besides his work in business and industry, Mr. Braun is also highly active in many civic and charitable organizations in the Washington area, including membership on the board of the National Aviation Education Council and the Northern Virginia chapter of Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN).

Dr. Joseph D. Duffey served as Senior Vice President of Laureate International Universities network, from 1998 to 2013. Prior to Laureate, Dr. Duffey served in the federal government under three presidents as Director of the U.S. Information Agency, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Assistant Secretary of  State for Education and Culture. He has also served as President of American University in Washington, D.C., and Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and President of the Umass network. Dr. Duffey is a graduate of Marshall University, and has received graduate degrees from Yale University, Andover Newton Theological School and the Hartford Seminary Foundation. He holds 14 honorary degrees from American colleges and universities and in 1993 was awarded the honorary Doctor of Letters by Ritsemaken University in Japan and the order of Commander of the Crown from the King of Belgium.

Emal Dusst is the Head of Strategy/Corporate Development & Chief of Staff to the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Laureate Education, a global education company with a presence in over 20 countries. He is also on the Board of Coursera, the online global education platform as well as the American University of Afghanistan. Previously, he was a Director focused on global strategy & M&A at Saint-Gobain, a $60 billion French industrial conglomerate, where he was also the leader of the Oil & Gas Group and on the extended board of the External Venturing arm. He started his career in investment banking and has also worked in private equity. Emal published the book Our Shared Stories: An Afghan Diary, a collection of personal stories from around the world with 100% of the proceeds dedicated to supporting girls’ education in Afghanistan. Emal holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics with a minor in German from UCLA and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is on the Board of ReCoded, a non-profit coding school for refugees in the Middle East in partnership with the United Nations and other organizations. Emal is also a member of the Robert S. Brookings Society at Brookings Institution, a think-tank. Emal speaks English, Pashto, German and French.




Edie Fraser is CEO of STEMconnector® and MillionWomenMentors® and Vice Chair of Diversified Search.  STEMconnector® is THE global information source on STEM Education as STEMconnector® tracks and works with some 6500 organizations and programs such as STEM Innovation Task Force and STEMdaily and EdTech Weekly.  Ms. Fraser was Founder and CEO of Diversity Best Practices (DBP). She was publisher of the CEO Magazine, The Diversity Primer and The Diversity Officer. Ms. Fraser is also the founder of the Business Women's Network (BWN) and Best Practices in Corporate Communications (BPCC), and is former President of a PR agency, where she won the highest award possible in the field or communications, the Silver Anvil, for a specialized international campaign on US and Japan communications and trade promotion. She has won 43 major awards in Diversity and Women's Leadership. Ms. Fraser sits on numerous boards and advisory boards which include: World Affairs Council of Washington;  Enterprising Women Magazine. She was of the first women in the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame. She was on the National Board of SCORE and the Advisory Board of Center for Citizen Diplomacy. She has written several books including “Do Your Giving While You’re Living” and Women and Entrepreneurship in America. She has been on the cover of several magazines for leadership and works with some 15 media organizations. Ms. Fraser started her career as a Desk Officer for Malawi at the Peace Corps. 

Tim Gale serves as President of AMS Group, a company he helped form in 1984. He has over 30 years of experience in senior management in the U.S. defense industry.  Tim has served as CEO/President of several US-based joint ventures with European companies seeking to expand their presence in the United States: for MAN B & W Diesels (Houston) Inc. from 1995 until 2001, and for Sauer Compressors USA from 1998 until 2000. In this capacity, he established and managed domestic manufacturing facilities, providing qualified equipment to the US Navy and others. Tim has extensive experience with all aspects of defense procurement and the need for comprehensive through life integrated logistic support. He is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Defense Fire Protection Association.

Noha Georges has over 19 years of increasing responsibility in high profile and politically sensitive areas of program management, public policy campaign development, brand awareness, traditional and social media analysis and innovative partnership development. She currently leads Deloitte's new Risk Sensing initiative which she developed to assist the Chief Risk Officer, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs to consolidate emerging risks that impact multiple areas of the firm and help develop recommendations to mitigate such exposures. Sensing alerts are presented to the US Executive Committee and the Risk Committee of the Board. In addition, she has been the architect of the firm's first public policy strategy and the formation of the firm's first policy positions. She has been selected to participate in the Emerging Leaders Development Program (ELDP) for high performing Senior Managers. Previous experience includes managing large Federal and state sector projects both domestically and internationally. Assisted numerous government clients such as the Department of Defense and the State of Louisiana identify and segment target audiences, gauge attitudes and awareness, and formulate strategies for realizing behavioral change. A native of Cairo, Egypt, she speaks, reads and writes fluent Arabic. Prior to Deloitte Noha was the President of Elan International, LLC, a company she set up an developed and managed targeted outreach program to disseminate messages to key audiences including Middle-Eastern embassies in the US and foreign government officials. In this capacity Noha served as a Senior advisor to ICF International. Prior to starting Elan Noha was a Project Manager as ICF International and an Associate at The Cadmus Group.

Patrick Gross is Chairman of The Lovell Group, a business and technology advisory and investment firm. Previously, he spent three decades as principal executive officer of American Management Systems, Inc. He founded AMS in 190 with four colleagues from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and built it to a $ 1 billion company with 8,000 professionals throughout North America and Europe. He is currently a director of three NYSE companies: Capital One Financial Corporation, Waste Management, Inc, and Rosetta Stone and three NASDAQ companies: Career Education Corporation, Taleo Corporation, and Liquidity Services, Inc. He is also an investor and director of numerous private, venture funded technology based firms. His other leadership positions include Trustee and Cochairman of the Policy and Impact Committee of the Committee for Economic Development, Trustee of the Aspen Institute, Director of the Jamestown Foundation and the Foreign Policy Association. He is a Trustee of the Federal City Council and a Director of DC Preparatory Academy, a charter school system. He is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Washington Institute for Foreign Affairs, and the Economic Club of Washington.

Frank F. Islam is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, civic leader and writer. Frank has a special commitment to civic, educational and artistic causes. In all of his endeavors, he strives to create opportunities that are sustainable and uplifting for humanity -- guided by the virtues of hard work, focus, quality, innovation and kindness. Frank currently heads the FI Investment Group, a private investment holding company that he established in 2007 after he sold his information technology firm, the QSS Group. Frank founded the QSS Group in 1994 and built it from 1 employee to more than 2,000 employees and revenues of approximately $300M before its sale. Frank devotes the majority of time currently to a wide variety of civic and philanthropic activities. He serves and has served on numerous boards and advisory councils. Over the past several years, Frank has established a reputation as a writer and thought leader. He has authored two books: Working the Pivot Points: To Make America Work Again (2013); and, Renewing the American Dream: A Citizen’s Guide for Restoring Our Competitive Advantage (2010). He is presently writing a third book with the working title: Education: Creating and Connecting All the Dots. Frank blogs regularly for The Huffington Post and also writes occasional columns and articles for publications such as the Foreign Policy, the International Business Times and the Economic Times of India. He hosts his own TV show “Washington Current Review” on MHz Networks and is called upon to speak frequently in a variety of business, education and non-profit venues. In 2014 he was awarded The Indus Entrepreneurs (Tie) Legends Award. In 2015 he was awarded Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award for International Service. Frank was an active participant in the information technology, aerospace engineering services, and systems integration business for more than twenty-five years. During his professional career, he garnered multiple industry awards for leadership, entrepreneurship and excellence. He was recognized by the Ernst and Young as Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year and the US Small Business Administration selected him as the Small Business Person of the Year of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area in 2001. Frank received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science from the University of Colorado.

After graduating from Vassar College (B.A.) and American University (M.A.), Laura E. Kennedy joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1975. Her domestic assignments include the Offices of People’s Republic of China Affairs, Soviet Affairs, Jordan/Syria/Lebanon/Palestinian Affairs (Deputy Director), and Central Eurasian Affairs (Director). She also spent a sabbatical year at Stanford University and graduated from the Senior Seminar of the Department of State. Abroad, she was detailed to an official US-USSR exchange exhibit in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan. She served at U.S. Embassies in Moscow (twice) Ankara, Yerevan (Chargé d’Affaires), and Ashgabat and at U.S. Missions to international organizations in Vienna (Deputy Permanent Representative) and Geneva. She was appointed by President George W. Bush as Ambassador to Turkmenistan (2001-2003). Upon her return to the U.S., she served as the Dean of the last class of the Senior Seminar. She subsequently served under Secretary of State Colin Powell as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs with responsibility for southern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. She taught at the National War College 2007-9 and also served as Deputy Commandant. President Obama appointed her U.S. Permanent Representative (2010-2013) to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. She also served concurrently in Geneva as the U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) Issues. Ambassador Kennedy was given the Secretary’s Career Achievement Award upon her retirement in 2013. She has been retained as a consultant on international security affairs, lectured, and helped write new guidelines on Chiefs of Mission for the American Foreign Service Association. She serves on the board of the Senior Seminar Alumni Association. Kennedy was recalled to active service in May 2014 by the Director General to serve as Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan until September 2014. She was then asked to take a similar position at the U. S. Mission to the United Nations in Vienna with concurrent service as the Acting Governor to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency which she began on September 15, 2014.

Rizwan (Riz) Khaliq is Director of Marketing and Communications for IBM Global Public Sector and Smarter Cities, where he has responsibilities for all marketing, go to market and communications for Public Sector industries which includes, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Education. Riz has been with IBM for more then 15 years, prior to his current role Riz was the Director of Marketing and Communications for IBM Global Communications Sector, Business Area Leader for IBM Intelligent Transportation Systems, Business Unit Executive for IBM’s Digital Communities Business., Global Wireless Solutions and Marketing Executive for Public Sector and also held a position of Business Development Executive in Stockholm, Sweden for IBM’s Wireless/ Pervasive business in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region. Before joining IBM, Riz was with the US Foreign Service and served as Commercial Attaché at the US embassies in Demark and South Africa. Riz also carried out temporary assignments in a number of international markets, including Kenya, India, Pakistan, and Germany. Riz has received numerous awards over his career, including “Gold Medal Award” for Distinguished Achievements in Foreign Services from US Secretary of Commerce, The Secretary’s Award from US Department of State Secretary and the highly regarded “Thomas Jefferson Star for Foreign Service” from the United Stated President George W. Bush. Riz holds a Masters of Arts in International Transactions and Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University. As part of the Master’s program, Riz attended St. Peters College, Oxford University with the focus on international trade from the European prospective.

Mary Webster Krulic is the Senior Director at Education Advisory Board working with educational institutions. Previously she was an attorney in the Washington, DC office of Winston & Strawn. She concentrated in international arbitration and litigation, representing Latin American and Middle Eastern sovereign nations in investor-state arbitration. Prior to attending law school, she worked for the NGO, Child Family Health International, which places health science students on global health education programs around the world. She also led high school students on a summer volunteer and travel program to Mexico through the Experiment in International Living. Ms. Webster earned both her LL.M. in Law, Development and Governance from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 2008. She also holds a B.A. in History and Latin American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ray LaHood is a Senior Policy Advisor at DLA Piper. LaHood, a former U.S. Representative from Illinois (1994-2008), became the Secretary of Transportation under President Barack Obama in 2009. He leads a 60,000-employee agency that regulates American aviation, highways, railroads, public transit, seaways, traffic safety and pipelines, among other modes of transportation. Until his nomination by Obama, his most prominent moment as a member of Congress came in 1998, when he presided over House impeachment hearings for President Bill Clinton. Previously, he served in the Illinois House of Representatives in 1982 and 1983, and, before and after that period, as an aide to other Illinois congressional representatives (1977-1982 and 1983-1994). LaHood studied education and sociology at Bradley University, earning a bachelor of science degree in 1971. He taught junior high and worked as a local-government planner before entering politics in 1977.

Evelyn K. Lee is Senior Vice President for SunTrust’s Aging Services Industry Mager.  In this role she has structured and approved over $800 Million in a combination of single bank and syndicated loans, bonds and lines of credit to facilitate mergers, acquisitions and real estate purchases for the Bank’s clients.She oversees a $1.5B+ portfolio of tax-exempt and taxable facilities extended to a variety corporate and non-profit organizations including Professional Service firms, Associations, Educational Institutions and Healthcare Providers. Prior to her current role, Evelyn was with SunTrust’s Corporate and Investment Banking division focused primarily on Private Equity sponsored transactions for large privately held and small cap publicly traded clients across the Mid-Atlantic footprint. Evelyn resides with her husband and two daughters in Washington DC. She received her BA Magna cum Laude from the College of William and Mary in 2000 and is RMA Credit Risk Certified.

William McCarren is an entrepreneur and business leader in the news and communications field. He has 30 years’ experience working in the Washington business community. McCarren is currently the Executive Director of the National Press Club, an iconic Washington institution founded in 1908. McCarren has been in his current position since 2007. At the Press Club he manages a staff of 110 full time employees in a 54,000 square foot events facility that hosts 2,000 events a year and has an annual budget of about $13 million. The Press Club is the World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists and has 3,100 members representing nearly every major news organization. In addition to great event space, the Club has a large broadcast studio, a gym, a research library, an archive and two restaurants. During his time at the Press Club, McCarren has led his team on a strategy to move the organization from a high debt, no reserves and break even business model to a highly profitable business with no debt and $9 million in reserves. In the world of business turnarounds, this is a great result. As Executive Director of the Press Club, McCarren has also been a tireless advocate for press freedom and, last year, led a major campaign for the Club to support the case of Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter wrongly imprisoned in Iran. In January of this year, after 544 days in prison, Jason was released. He is now free, living in the United States and is a member of the National Press Club. Prior to working at the Press Club, in 1986, McCarren founded U.S. Newswire, a wire service that transmitted news releases of public policy. He served as President and CEO for 20 years until 2006. The company grew from a Washington-based start-up to a firm of 45 full time employees with offices in New York, Chicago, LA and Washington. In 1994, U.S. Newswire won a competitive contract to transmit all the news and information from the Executive Office of the President to news media nationwide. In 2006 the firm McCarren started was sold to PR Newswire for $25 million. This kind of success is rare for start-ups. Early in his career McCarren was marketing director for PR Newswire in New York and worked as a news editor at Mediawire in Philadelphia.

Richard P. Merski is Head of International Public Policy at Cigna. Previously, Mr. Merski served as President of RPM Management, a government affairs consulting firm specializing in international trade and tax matters. Before that, Mr. Merski was Senior Vice President and Head of Federal Affairs for Zurich Financial Services, where he counseled Zurich's global management on executive and legislative branch developments. Prior to joining Zurich, Mr. Merski worked with American International Group as Vice President and Counsel, overseeing their Washington office, and earlier served as Legislative Director and Counsel to Congressman Richard T. Schulze (R-PA). Mr. Merski holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, a Master's in International Relations from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University with Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Political Science. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Merski is a past-Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council. He also served on the Boards of the Atlantic Council, the Organization for International Investment, and the Congressional Economic Leadership Institute and is a Senior Advisor to the United States-Asia Foundation.

Hon. James P. Moran is Senior Legislative Advisor at McDermott Will & Emery. Congressman Moran is a retired U.S. Representative from the 8th District of Virginia. Congressman Moran served twelve terms in the U.S. House of Representatives; serving as a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment, while also serving on the Defense and Military Construction Subcommittees before retiring in 2014. Throughout his more than two decades of service Congressman Moran lead efforts on regional transportation, fair and open trade, and fiscal discipline. He helped boost investments in Northern Virgina’s defense and technology sector and advance procurement reform at the Pentagon. Congressman Moran also helped fund the replacement of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge.

Michael P. Norris serves as Chief Operating Officer of North America and Market President of the Corporate Services Market of Sodexo, Inc. Mr. Norris served as Group President of Corporate Services International Development and President of Business, Industry & Vending for Food & Facilities Management Services at USA of Sodexo S.A. Mr. Norris served as Market President of Corporate Services at Sodexo, Inc. Mr. Norris served as Chief Operating Officer of Sodexo, Inc. until February 1, 2010. Mr. Norris joined Sodexho Inc. as Senior Vice President for operations and concession in 1995 and served as its President since 2001, with responsibilities including marketing, brand positioning, Theatre Operations, Real estate, concessions, design and construction, strategic planning, training and film acquisitions. He served as Group President of Sodexo, Inc. since June 16, 2005. After joining Sodexo in 2005, he became lead adviser and negotiator for the development of SodexoMAGIC, LLC. Before joining Sodexho, Mr. Norris spent nearly a decade with Loews Cineplex Entertainment US. He served as the President of Loews Cineplex Entertainment United States of Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corp. from January 27, 2003 to December 31, 2004 and served as its Executive Vice President of Operations since August 5, 2002. He joined Loews Cineplex Entertainment in 1995 as Senior Vice President of Operations and concessions. Mr. Norris oversaw the repositioning of the brand to become the leading theater chain in top markets across the globe. Mr. Norris gained experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry both domestically and internationally, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to 1995 of WYWY PAC-AM Food Concepts PTE Ltd., the master franchise for Brinker International in Asia, where he managed more than $100 million in capital investments. From 1976 to 1993, Mr. Norris served various positions at General Mills Restaurants Inc. and served as its Director Of Operations for the $345 million operating unit that included the Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants throughout the US and Canada. Prior to joining Loews Cineplex Entertainment, he served leadership roles in high profile casual dining companies. Among his industry accomplishments, he served as President of Chili's Bar & Grill Asia. He has been Director of Latitude Global, Inc since October 14, 2013. He serves as Director of SodexoMAGIC. Mr. Norris holds an M.B.A from the University of East London, London, England.

Jane Oates is the Vice President for External Affairs at the Apollo Group. Prior to joining the Apollo Group in June, 2013, Ms. Oates served as the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the U.S. Department of Labor. Immediately before joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Oates served as the Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education under Governor Jon Corzine. For the preceding decade Ms. Oates worked as senior advisor to Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Earlier in her career Ms. Oates was the Director of Field Services at the Temple University Center for Research in Human Development and Education where she was engaged in research on inclusion, community schools, charter schools, and the work of the federally funded Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory. Ms. Oates began her career as a special education teacher in the Boston and Philadelphia public schools. She holds a BA in Special Education from Boston College and an M.ED in Reading from Arcadia University.

Matthew D. Shank became Marymount University’s sixth president in July 2011. President Shank is active in community and business organizations, serving on the boards of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Arlington Community Foundation, the Catholic Business Network of Northern Virginia, American University in the Emirates (Dubai), Bishop O’Connell High School, Dominican Retreat House, and Leadership Arlington. He is an ex-officio member of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, a Global Advisory Group member of the World Affairs Council, and a community advisor to the Arlington Free Clinic and Arlington Public Schools. In the academic community, he serves on the boards of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, and the Washington Research Library Consortium. As Marymount’s president, Dr. Shank is also a member of many academic organizations, including the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Before coming to Marymount, Dr. Shank served for three years as dean of the School of Business Administration and professor of Marketing at the University of Dayton. Prior to joining the University of Dayton, he was a faculty member at Northern Kentucky University and chaired the Department of Management and Marketing. During the 2003-04 academic year, he was an American Council on Education Fellow, assigned to the Office of the Chancellor at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Shank has also held academic appointments at the University of Mississippi and Southern Illinois University.

Dr. Douglas B. Shaw serves as Senior Associate Provost for International Strategy at the George Washington University with a concurrent appointment as Assistant Professor of International Affairs. He formerly served as Associate Dean supporting the Elliott School's research enterprise, including eight institutes and centers, strategic initiatives, the offices of Public Affairs, Graduate Admissions, and Graduate Student Career Development. As a faculty member, he teaches courses and conducts research on nuclear proliferation and international security. Dr. Shaw also previously served as Director of Policy Planning for Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia where he built a staff of four to develop strategic initiatives to advance Georgetown University as a leading student-centered international research university. He was instrumental in creating a flagship course in Ethics and Global Development team taught by Dr. DeGioia and School of Foreign Service Dean Carol Lancaster, hiring former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski onto the faculty, and mentoring a Rhodes Scholar. Dr. Shaw joined the White House Office of Presidential Personnel the day after the 1993 inauguration of President Bill Clinton and held appointments in both Clinton Administrations. At the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, he was commended by the President for his involvement with the successful global diplomatic campaign to indefinitely extend the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Subsequently, Dr. Shaw worked at the U.S. Department of Energy where he received a Meritorious Service Award for "significant improvements of safeguards and security of tons of weapons usable nuclear materials" in Ukraine.Dr. Shaw has also served in leadership roles in several prominent non-governmental organizations; including as Director of Security Programs for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Physicians for Social Responsibility; Executive Vice President of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy; and as Director of Communications of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security where he worked closely with former Ambassador Thomas Graham, the late Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and other globally prominent security experts. He has also served on the Boards of Directors of College Bound and the Worker Rights Consortium. Dr. Shaw holds B.S.F.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Georgetown University in international relations and security studies.