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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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Ana Gilligan

Vice President, Corporate Sponsorship and Strategic Engagement, AS/COA

Ana Gilligan is Americas Society and Council of the Americas' vice president of Corporate Sponsorship and Strategic Engagement.

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Ragnhild Melzi

Vice President, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, AS/COA

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

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Brian Winter

Vice President, Policy, AS/COA and Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly

Brian Winter is a vice president of Policy at Americas Society and Council of the Americas, and serves as the editor-in-chief of the policy journal Americas Quarterly.

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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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Adriana La Rotta

Senior 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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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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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 of Policy, AS/COA, and Senior Editor, Americas Quarterly

As director of policy, Alana Tummino is head of the Cuba Working Group and leads work on U.S.-Cuba relations and navigating the changing regulatory framework and investment opportunities.

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Gabriela Rangel

Director, Visual Arts and Chief Curator

Gabriela Rangel holds an MA in curatorial studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, an MA in media and communications studies from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, and a BA in film studies from the International Film School at San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.

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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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