U.S. Government Agency, Course Director, Lead Instructor, Certified Intelligence Educator
Led a team of instructors to produce 24 successful runnings per annum of a highly-acclaimed flagship mandatory week-long leadership course. Directed the teaching, staffing and scheduling of course offerings and ensured effective execution and mission accomplishment. Expanded global learning to field customers and led additional course runnings in Europe and Asia.
U.S. Government Agency, Chief of Media Relations, Office of Public Affairs
Led the media relations branch initiating new avenues for collaboration and communication and augmenting working relationships with national and international press corps, including NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
U.S. Government Agency, Analytic Team Leader
Effectively supervised and developed two different highly prolific teams of analysts specializing in the Middle East who wrote intelligence products for senior U.S. government policymakers. Assigned work, edited papers, and facilitated analysts' professional development and growth in substantive expertise.
Chief Operating Officer, Interface Media Group, Washington, D.C.
Managed workforce of over 50 video and television professionals in a prosperous for-profit business that provided product for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, PBS, and myriad other broadcast entities. Duties included marketing and profit and loss responsibilities.
Station Manager, Director of U.S. Operations, Administrative Manager, Middle East Television
Built, managed, and programmed an international television station in war-torn Lebanon as a humanitarian, public service operation. Supervised a multi-national, multi-cultural staff in several countries to provide entertainment and charitable services to the people of the Levant area of the Middle East.
- BA, Russian, magna cum laude with departmental honors, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Diploma, Pedagogical Institute, Moscow, USSR
- Certification of Completion, Stanford University Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Palo Alto, California