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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 has led the Washington office of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society since 2003, during which time the stature and influence of the organization has grown significantly.

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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 editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, analyst, and speaker, he has been living and breathing Latin American politics for the past 20 years.

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Nancy Anderson Bolton

Senior Director, AS/COA Miami

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

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Roberto Simon

Senior Director, Americas Quarterly

Roberto Simon is the senior director for policy and oversees the AS/COA Anti-Corruption Working Group.

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Alana Tummino

Chief of Staff, President's Office

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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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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Guillermo Zubillaga

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

As senior director, Guillermo Zubillaga heads the AS/COA Venezuela Working Group and works to develop and implement public policy programs in New York and Latin America.

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Naki Mendoza

Director of Energy, AS/COA

After close to a decade in journalism covering the international energy industry, Naki Mendoza joined AS/COA as a director and head of its Energy Action Group.

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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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