David P. Michaelsis the President of the Foreign Press Association of the United States, and the Foreign Press Foundation.
Chair Nancy Prager Kamel
Nancy Prager-Kamel is a strategic advisor at the United Nations and with the United States Government on international issues and human rights with a special dedication and expertise on human anti-trafficking. She has served on many of the most impactful humanitarian boards both in the US and internationally.
Nancy was a US National Commissioner for UNESCO and Vital Voices Global Partnership Main UN Representative. She worked at the UN and within the leading advertising agencies and public relations companies creating Public-Private Partnerships addressing and supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.
Nancy is Managing Partner in a Swiss Company specializing in global initiatives and public affairs for governments and corporations.
Marilyn G. Haft is an entertainment and digital media attorney. She specializes in the business and legal affairs of multimedia and communications industries including the film, television, digital and publishing industries. Previously she was Associate Director of the Office of Public Liaison in the White House, and then Deputy Counsel to Vice President Mondale in the White House, and finally one of the six representatives of the U.S. to the U.N. in the Carter Administration. She presently is the Chair of the Board of the Friends of the World Federation of the United Nations Associations.
Since August 2006, Australian-born journalist Hollie McKay has been an investigative and international reporter for Fox News Digital, with a specialized focus on warfare and terrorism. Hollie has worked on the front lines of several major conflicts, humanitarian and diplomatic crises across the world ranging from Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Russia, and Ukraine. Her globally-spanned coverage has included exclusive and detailed interviews with numerous captured ISIS and Taliban terrorists, as well as high-ranking government, military intelligence officials from all sides of the conflict. She has spent time with newly-emerged female military units and conducted extensive interviews with survivors of torture, sex slavery and forced child jihadist training recruits, refugees and internally-displaced people to communicate the complexities of such catastrophes on local populations. Before becoming a journalist, Hollie works professionally as a ballet dancer.
Lena Tabori has been in visual book publishing since 1967. She left Harry N. Abrams, Inc. as their first female vice president in 1980 to co-found Stewart, Tabori & Chang and her own packaging and licensing firm, Welcome Enterprises where, with her partner Clark Wakabayashi, she packages for publishers (Disney and National Geographic), nonprofits (God’s Love We Deliver) and organizations (Turner Broadcasting). In 1982 Welcome Enterprises produced the film, "Ziggy’s Gift," for which Lena won an Emmy. In 1995, Welcome Enterprises created a publishing division, Welcome Books, which sold to Rizzoli in 2014. In November 2016, she co-founded with Mike Shatzkin, a publishing icon, a climate change website (cimatechangeresources.org) which will launch in May 2018.
Stephen M. Yesenosky
Steve is a 40-year veteran of the business of national and international communications. An experienced newsman, PR and marketing professional. He lead CPG Management's Corporate and Scholastic Promotions Groups helping organizations communicate creatively with their varied audiences. Clients range from global conglomerates and international banking consortiums to technology startups, NGO's, national associations and educational institutions. Prior to CPG, Steve held senior management positions in marketing, advertising, and public relations at ITT, Texaco and BASF. A journalism graduate, he wrote for the Associated Press and The Record (NJ), was owner/publisher of the regional weekly and cofounder/president of the cable National Health Network. During his award-winning career, he has written and presented testimony to the U.S. Senate and state Assemblies in six states on topics as Environmental Protection, Oil Shortages, and Satellite Communications.