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The work of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis is not possible without the guidance and support of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors

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Executive Committee

Mr. Pierce W. Powers II

 CEO Powers Insurance


World Affairs Council of St. Louis President Pierce Powers
Dr. Joel Glassman

Emeritus, International Studies & Programs
University of Missouri – St. Louis


World Affairs STL Great Decisions Glassman
At Large
Mr. Terry B. Hatfield



Vice President
At Large
Mr. Jeff Morris

Bunzl International Services, Inc.
General Manager


Vice President
At Large
Dr. Julian Schuster

Webster University

World Affairs Council of St. Louis Board Member Dr. Julian Schuster. President, Webster University
Vice President
At Large
Mr. Lawrence R. Taylor

Aziotics L.L.C.

World Affairs Council of St. Louis Board Member Larry Taylor
Secretary & Treasurer
Mr. John Wade

CFO (ret.)


Board of Directors

Mr. Jim Alexander

Senior Vice President, Economic Development
Saint Louis Regional Chamber

Ms. Donna B. Kirtian


Mr. Mark M. Alexander

Fontbonne University

Ms. Linda Kurz

Department of Veteran Affairs (ret.)
Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

Dr. Hadi Alhorr

Director of the Boeing Institute of Int’l Business
Saint Louis University



Dr. John A. Lewington

Dean of the John E. Simon School of Business (ret.)
Maryville University



Patricia Burroughs-Bishop

Director, Web Assets – retired
Scott Bros. Investments



Mr. Julien Marin-Couilloud

Global Ocean & Parcel Team Leader
Emerson Electric Co.



Liane Constantine


Executive Director
UMSL Global


Mr. Bradley K. Nowak

Director of Strategy
The Boeing Company



Mr. Philip DeFord

DHR International



Mr. Dennis Pruitt

Vice President of International Business Recruitment
Missouri Partnership



Ms. Madlena Demirchian

International Services Representative
Commerce Bank



Mr. Deepak Kant Vyas

Chairman & CEO
Redberri Global Corporation



Mr. Burt Follman

Executive Vice President
Gershman Commercial Real Estate



Dr. Gregory P. Warner

Executive (ret.)
DuPont Nutrition & Health


Mr. Matt Harvey

Office Managing Partner, St. Louis
RSM International


Mr. Al Zimmerman

Senior Director
Novus International, Inc.



Ms. Fatima Khan

Lewis Rice



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