David P. Michaels is a communications and media advisor, executive mentor, lateral thinker, an economic, political, and corporate strategist. MORE .....
Board of Governors 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.
Michael Dominick is a sales and marketing strategist with an extensive background in broadcast, cable and online sales. Since 2011, he has worked at WNET, the public broadcasting station in New York. In collaboration with his clients, Michael develops media strategies that best showcase their brand and message. Prior to WNET, Michael held sales management positions at Time Warner and sales positions at FOX. Over the course of his career, Michael has worked across multiple industries and categories with special emphasis on healthcare, entertainment and not-for-profit cultural institutions.
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.
Monique Tappie has over 20 years of Communications & Public Affairs experience working for and advising some of the world's leading companies, government entities and organizations. Prior to leading Triomphant and Gravity’s communications practices, Monique headed strategy and communications for a leading agency and its clients throughout the U.S. and Europe. Monique spent nearly 10 years at Philip Morris U.S.A. in the media and public affairs departments where the primary areas of focus were on litigation communications, crisis communications, reputation management and media relations, working with global media and in markets throughout the country. She currently leads strategy and communications for leading clients such as: the American Board of Physician Specialties and the American Association of Disaster Medicine, Caesars Entertainment, Comcast, ShelterPoint Life Insurance, Western Union and the U.S. Army. Much of her current work focuses on highly regulated industries within the healthcare, managed care, military and Veteran space. Her expertise has been recognized by the press and her views have appeared in many publications including but not limited to Advertising Age, Brandweek, Inc. Magazine, L’Express of France and the Washington Post. Most recently, Monique’s work garnered her with the Stevie Award for Best Multicultural Communications Campaign along with PR News twice naming her a finalist in the category of best CSR Communications. Monique’s international experience has given her an ability to build relationships and public images across all cultures and boundaries utilizing a variety of resources. She has built strong relationships with leading international media outlets and is frequently asked to speak at high profile conferences across the U.S. and Europe. Some recent conferences Monique spoke at include: IQPC's e-Discovery Oil & Gas Conference where she spoke on crisis communications preparedness and management; the Mortgage & Lending Industry Emerging Markets and Diversity Conference in Washington DC, as well as at the London Charter House of Public Relations on effective communications to multi-ethnic markets. Fluent in French, Monique has extensive experience both in the U.S. and the occidental European markets, having spent time working and living in both New York and Paris.
Stephen M. Yesenosky
Steve Yesenosky 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.