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Susan Segal

President and CEO, AS/COA

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in August 2003 after working in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years.

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Eric Farnsworth

Vice President, COA, Washington D.C. Office

Eric Farnsworth is vice president of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, heading the Washington, DC, office since 2003.

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Ragnhild Melzi

Senior Director, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, AS/COA

Ragnhild Melzi, Senior Director of Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, has significant experience in Latin American finance.

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Nancy Anderson

Senior Director, AS/COA Miami

Nancy Anderson leads the Americas Society and Council of the Americas’ presence, programs, and initiatives in Miami.

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Carin Zissis

Editor-in-Chief, AS/COA Online

As editor-in-chief of the website, Carin Zissis has served as editorial lead of AS/COA Online’s suite of content since joining the organizations in July 2007.

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Christian Gómez, Jr.

Director of Energy, COA

Christian Gómez, Jr. coordinates activities of the Energy Action Group, a private-public dialogue that develops strategic energy policies and publishes working papers on hemispheric energy topics.

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Adriana La Rotta

Director, Media Relations, AS/COA

Adriana La Rotta, an award-winning journalist, is responsible for the development and the implementation of the organizations’ media strategy.

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Kezia McKeague

Director, Government Relations, COA

Kezia McKeague is director of government relations at the Washington office of the Council of the Americas. She is also a contributing blogger to AQ Online.

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Alana Tummino

Director, Policy, AS/COA

As director of policy, Alana Tummino leads work on U.S.-Cuban relations, social inclusion, natural resource extraction, and Central American violence prevention.

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Gabriela Rangel

Director, Visual Arts

Gabriela Rangel holds an M.A. in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, an M.A. in media and communications studies from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, and a B.A.

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Daniel Shapiro

Director, Literature

Daniel Shapiro, who presently serves as Director of Literature and Editor/Managing Editor of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, has worked at the Americas Society since 1985.

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Sebastián Zubieta

Director, Music of the Americas

He has presented papers on baroque and contemporary music in the United States, Belgium (17th Congress of the International Musicological Society), and Argentina.

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