Board of Directors

DAVID BRADLEY

is Chairman and Owner of Atlantic Media Company, the publisher of several news and media properties in Washington, DC. Before entering media, he founded and owned two, now public, research companies — The Advisory Board Company and Corporate Executive Board. With 50,000 applicants each year, the enterprises are the largest employers of young professional talent in the Washington region. Mr. Bradley was a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Council on Foreign Relations, New America Foundation, KIPP DC, and the Manila-based Child Protection Network. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Bradley is a graduate of Swarthmore College (BA), Harvard Business School (MBA), and Georgetown University Law Center (JD).

SAMIA FAROUKI

is the Founder and President of HII-Finance ‘HFC’, an investment company located in the Washington, DC, area. She was also instrumental in forming the vision and strategy of the Lab School of Washington, DC, a leading school for the learning disabled. Ms. Farouki is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Vital Voices, the King Hussein Foundation, the King Hussein Cancer Center, and the World Conference on Religious for Peace, and serves on the Board of Governors for the Arab American Institute and the International Committee for the Arts at the Kennedy Center. Past philanthropic and governance affiliations include: Corcoran Gallery of Art; Middle East University; Arab American Cultural Foundation; Virginia-Middle East Peace Commission; Washington Opera Company; and Folger Shakespeare Library. Ms. Farouki is a graduate of the American University of Beirut ‘BS’ and George Washington University ‘MS’.

KATHY HUBBARD

(Co-Founder) is a respected community organizer, education advocate, and philanthropist. She is a co-owner of Lysse, a woman’s apparel company based in New York, and sits on the Board of Directors for the American Federation for Children, which is dedicated to providing school choice options to children throughout the United States. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Choice Charitable Trust, the Indianapolis Zoo, and DePauw University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree and recently founded the Kathryn Fortune Hubbard Center for Student Engagement. Ms. Hubbard was appointed by President George W. Bush to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, on which she served from 2006 through 2008.

AMBASSADOR KARIM KAWAR

(Co-Founder, President) is President of the Kawar Group. A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, he is the founder of ten companies in the field of information and communication technologies. He was also the architect of the REACH Initiative, Jordan’s blueprint for a knowledge economy, and EDAMA, which outlined an energy, water, and environmental sustainability plan for the country. As a public servant, Ambassador Kawar was Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States from 2002 through 2007 and was previously appointed to the Economic Consultative Council by His Majesty King Abdullah II. He is currently the Chairman of King’s Academy and also serves on the Board of Trustees for the American University of Madaba, the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, and the Jordan River Foundation (Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, Chair). Ambassador Kawar is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He is also an Eisenhower Fellow and a Member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He is a graduate of Boston College (BS).

LUMA KAWAR

(Co-Founder) is President of the International Women’s Forum Jordan Chapter, which she initiated in December, 2002. She served as the co-chair of the Women Business Leaders Summit in Amman in February of 2007, where 50 CEOs from the United States met with 50 Arab Women CEOs to exchange ideas and best practices. She is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Jordan Education Trust. Previously, as the wife of Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States (2002 through 2007) Karim Kawar, Ms. Kawar was involved in many organizations such as CARE, Meridian International House, St. Jude’s Children’s hospital, and the Mosaic Foundation, for which she started the Cultural Speaker Series in order to promote a better understanding and appreciation of Arab culture in the United States. In 2000, she was elected as Chair of the Volunteer Women’s Group at the Jordan River Foundation. Ms. Kawar is a graduate of Boston College (BS).

MARLENE MALEK

is a community activist, healthcare advocate, and patron of the arts. In the field of healthcare, she serves in several capacities: President of Friends of Cancer Research; member of the Board of Trustees for MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Duke University Cancer Institute; member of the Leadership Council for Mayo Clinic Cancer Center; member of the National Dialogue on Cancer; and member of the Women’s Board of the American Heart Association. In education and women’s rights advocacy, Ms. Malek is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Marymount University, where she graduated with a degree in nursing, and on the Board of Trustees for Vital Voices Global Partnership. And, in the cultural realm, she serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee for Ford’s Theatre Society, and the International Committee for the Arts at the Kennedy Center, where she was a presidential appointee to the Board of Trustees from 2002 through 2008. Ms. Malek also supports and is involved in many other organizations. She is a member of the National Portrait Gallery Circle, Founders Society of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Circle of the National Gallery of Art, Women’s Leadership Committee of the Trust for the National Mall, Washington Programs Committee of the Aspen Institute, National Council of the Aspen Music Festival and School, and the National Council of the Aspen Art Museum.

Advisory Board

Dr. Craig Barrett

The Honorable Bill Frist

The Honorable Lee Hamilton

Marie-Josee Kravis

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

General Colin Powell

Advisory Council

His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal

His Excellency Nassir Al-Nasser and Muna Rihani Al-Nasser

Donna Pearson Chapman

Susan Crown and Bill Kunkler

The Honorable John Delaney and April McClain-Delaney

Betsy and Dick DeVos

Beth and Ronald Dozoretz

Nina Easton

Dee and Jimmy Haslam

Ambassador Stuart Holliday

Soledad and Bob Hurst

Heather Raffo

M.A. and Jim Rogers

Vicki Sant

Lara Setrakian

Tom Yellin