Board of Advisors

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First Name: 
Tom
Last Name: 
Pickering
Bio: 

Ambassador Pickering is vice chairman of Hills & Company, an international consulting firm providing advice to U.S. businesses on investment, trade, and risk assessment issues abroad, particularly in emerging market economies. He retired in 2006 as senior vice president international relations for Boeing. He has had a career spanning five decades as a U.S.

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Imaad
Last Name: 
Zuberi
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Imaad Zuberi is Vice Chairman at Avenue Ventures Group – a venture capital, private equity, investments and holding company which also specializes in advisory (privatization, international joint-venture, cross-border transaction and valuation). Avenue clients include start-up companies to Fortune 1000 entities to sovereign wealth funds. At Avenue, Imaad has closed over $55 billion in transactions. Avenue Ventures Group includes: Avenue Ventures, Avenue Investment Services, Avenue Capital Group, Avenue Venture Partners LLC, Avenue Properties LLC and Avenue Automotive Corporation

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First Name: 
Goli
Last Name: 
Ameri
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Goli Ameri is the co-founder of a mobile technology platform, StartitUp, which provides a range of resources including assessment, training, mentorship and a social network to aspiring entrepreneurs. Previously she was the Under Secretary for Humanitarian Diplomacy at the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, the world’s largest humanitarian organization responsible for global diplomatic efforts.  Ms.

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First Name: 
Howard
Last Name: 
Berman
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Congressman Howard Berman advises clients on a wide range of foreign affairs and domestic policy matters, including defense and national security issues, investment, intellectual property, entertainment, technology, and immigration. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Asia Foundation, the board of the National Democratic Institute, the Immigration Task Force of the Bipartisan Policy Center, and the Board of Directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

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Austin
Last Name: 
Branch
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Austin Branch joined the COLSA Corporation in July 2015 after serving almost 30 years in Federal service as an Army Officer and Senior Civilian. He was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1986 from The Citadel, Charleston S.C. and went on to serve in multiple Command and Staff positions in conflict and in peace becoming the Army's first Information Operations Officer. Austin pioneered military operations in the information environment in key leadership positions in the Army and Joint Organizations across the globe.

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First Name: 
Austin
Last Name: 
Branch
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Frank
Last Name: 
Mancuso, Sr.
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Frank G. Mancuso has had a distinguished career in the entertainment and communication industry spanning four decades, culminating with his leadership of Paramount Pictures Corporation and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.  During his tenure as Chairman/CEO of MGM, he successfully revived the renowned studio by rebuilding both its film and television operations, acquiring both Orion Pictures Corporation and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and effectively led it through the process of once again becoming a public company.

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Mike
Last Name: 
Rogers
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Mike Rogers is a former member of Congress representing Michigan's Eighth Congressional District, officer in the U.S. Army, and FBI special agent.

From his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he chaired the powerful House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and was a member of the Energy and Commerce panel, Mike built a legacy as a tireless and effective leader on counterterrorism and national security policy, as well as being active on healthcare, telecommunications, and automotive issues. 

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Imaad
Last Name: 
Zuberi
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Jeff
Last Name: 
Fahey
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Jeff Fahey is a longtime humanitarian advocate who has traveled, lived, and worked extensively throughout the developing world for over 40 years.  While Mr. Fahey’s interests are worldwide in scope, for the last fifteen years he has focused particular attention on helping the people of Afghanistan and the Western Sahara.
 

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