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Susan Segal

President and CEO, AS/COA

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of AS/COA 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, DC Office

Eric Farnsworth has led the Washington office of COA since 2003 and has played an important thought leadership and advocacy role across the broad range of issues affecting U.S. relations with the Western Hemisphere.

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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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Maria Lourdes Teran Gallo

Vice President, AS/COA Miami

Maria Lourdes Teran Gallo leads corporate membership, strategic partnerships, and alliances for AS/COA Miami in addition to building the BRAVO Leadership Forums series.

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Brian Winter

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

Brian Winter became a vice president of AS/COA in June 2015.

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Steve Liston

Senior Director, Washington, DC

Steve Liston manages the Trade Advisory Group, trade policy, engagement with multilateral institutions, and member outreach.

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Natalia Novak Williamson

Senior Director, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations

Natalia Novak Williamson leads Brazil-related activities and is part of the leadership team for the Women's Hemispheric Network.

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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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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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Aimé Iglesias Lukin

Director and Chief Curator, Visual Arts

Her doctoral work seeks to map the international networks through which migrant artists from across the hemisphere created communities in the metropolis, analyzing topics of travel, exile, and identity.

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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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