ACIR Leadership

Board of Directors

Dr. Robert Kennedy


Colin Brady, OBE

Vice President & Executive Director

Becky E. Hites


Cynthia Rennolds

Director of Special Projects and Corporate Secretary

Tony Cuzzucoli

Director of Programs

Shilpi Ganguly

Director of IT

Sid Hassan

Director of Breakfast with Consul General Programs

Robert Hipps

Capital City Club Liaison

Firooz Israel

Director of Membership Services

Sherry Lee

Director of Marketing

John Parkerson

Consular Corps Liaison

Joshua Rice

Director of Development

Almaz Semere

Director of Human Resources

President Emeritus

Charlie Bedford

President Emeritus

Steve Bergey

Advisor to the President and Board of Directors

Jamie Cohen


Advisory Board Members

Dr. Dan Papp

Chair, ACIR Advisory Board

Retired President

Kennesaw State University

Chris Davala



Dr. Howard Hensel

Professor of Politico-Military Affairs

Department of Strategy

U.S. Air War College

Swati V. Kulkarni, M.D.

Consul General of India

Craig Lesser


The Pendleton Group

Dr. Jennie Lincoln

Director, Latin America and Caribbean Program

The Carter Center

John Loud


LOUD Security Systems

Dr. Edward Mienie

Executive Director, Strategic Studies and Partnerships

University of North Georgia

Dr. Jorge Perez

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success

University of Tennessee System

Norman Radow

Chief Executive Officer

The RADCO Companies

Gail K. Ripans


Senior University of Greater Atlanta

Chris Young

Senior Manager, Public Sector Consulting