Who We Are

A nonprofit comprised of policy experts, strategic advisors, and trade educators, BCIU offers bespoke commercial diplomacy services to the world’s governments and leading organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to global investors and multilateral institutions. Since 1955, we have worked to shape the future by growing international understanding and helping address the world’s most complex challenges. We believe that the expansion of trade, commerce, and people-to-people relationships enables business and government to thrive and society to flourish. Every day, global power structures change, new problems emerge, and competition rises. In this fluid environment, our dynamic ecosystem of policymakers, industry leaders, and global citizens are consistently pro-active: facilitating ideas, forging partnerships, and adding value for all stakeholders.

Peter Tichansky

President and CEO

Phone: +1-212-490-0460

Caitlin E. Noone

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: +1-212-490-0460

Ginelle K. Baugh

Senior Vice President

Phone: +1-212-490-0460

Meghan Hagberg

Senior Vice President

Phone: +1-212-490-0460

Nina Kundra

Senior Vice President

Phone: +1-212-490-0460

Patrick Santillo

Senior Vice President

Phone: +1-212-490-0460

James E. Nevels, Chair

The Swarthmore Group

Founder, Chairman, & Chief Executive Officer

Nelson W. Cunningham, Vice Chair

McLarty Associates

Vice Chairman and Co-Founder

Ann Ascher

Ann Ascher, Inc.


George Atalla

Ernst & Young

Global Government, Public Sector Leader

Stanley M. Bergman

Henry Schein, Inc.

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Karan Bhatia


Vice President, Global Public Policy & Government Relations

Teresa Carlson


Corporate Vice President and Executive-in-Residence

Kara Carscaden

The Estée Lauder Companies

Senior Vice President, Global Public Affairs

Daniel Cruise

Tikehau Capital


Ed DiSanto

American Tower Corporation

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Theresa M. Fariello

United Airlines

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs

Lynn Flynn

Perry Ellis International

Chief Operating Officer

Matthew C. Freedman

Global Impact Inc.

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Freedman

AES Corporation

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary

Andrew Friendly


Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy

Ralph Gerson


Chairman Emeritus

C.D. Glin


Global Head of Philanthropy, and Vice President, PepsiCo Foundation

Susan Greenwell


Senior Vice President & Head, International Government Relations

Tania Hanna

L3Harris Technologies

Vice President, Government Relations

Debra Cammer Hines


Principal, Global Client Services Partner

Michael Hodin

High Lantern Group

Managing Partner

Thomas J. Knox, Esq.

King & Spalding LLP

Partner, Corporate, Finance & Investments Practice

Jeffrey Kratz

Amazon Web Services

General Manager & Regional Head of Latin America, Canada & Caribbean, International Sales

Samish Kumar

DeDe Lea


Executive Vice President, Global Public Policy & Government Relations

Sean T. Long

Exodus Crossing LLC

Founder and President

Brian Miller

IV3 Aqua Corporation

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Julie Monaco


Managing Director & Global Head, Public Sector Coverage, Corporate and Investment Banking

Paul J. Ostling

Rangu Salgame

Princeton Growth Ventures

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Nancy Ziuzin Schlegel

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Vice President, International Government Affairs

Ambassador (Ret.) Susan C. Schwab

Mayer Brown

Strategic Advisor

Jonathan Selib

Clayton, Dubilier, and Rice

Managing Director, Global External Affairs Leader

Richard Smotkin


Chief Executive Officer

Robert Y. Stebbings, Esq.

Stebbings & Associates

Senior Partner

Menassie Taddese


President of Emerging Markets

Maurice Tempelsman

Lazare Kaplan International Inc.


Peter J. Tichansky


President & Chief Executive Officer

Angela Wasunna


Vice President, Global Policy and Public Affairs Lead, Emerging Markets

Virginia “Vicki” A. Weil

Ambassador (Ret.) Frank G. Wisner, II

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

International Affairs Advisor

Michael Woods

Kenneth L. Wyse

Want to Join Us?

We aim to recruit, retain and engage the most talented people. We embrace inclusive workplace practices and believe in investing in our people so they can do great work in service of our members and our global partnership ecosystem.