YFU USA WELCOMES FOUR NEW TRUSTEES
Newly elected leaders bring diversity of experience, wide-ranging philanthropic knowledge to role as stewards of intercultural understanding
Bethesda, MD (February 20, 2014) – Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) has announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees.
Learn more about the new trustees below and visit http://yfuusa.org/about-yfu/leadership.php to view the bios of YFU USA’s entire Board.
Ambassador Laurie S. Fulton – Laurie Fulton is a Partner at Williams & Connolly LLP, having re-joined the firm after serving as US Ambassador to Denmark (2009 to 2013). She represents clients in civil litigation, government investigations, and white-collar criminal defense. As Ambassador, she co-founded Green Partnerships for Growth, a public-private network of Danish and US businesses in the sustainable energy and green technology sectors. Ambassador Fulton organized and co-hosted the Conference on the Role of Women in Global Security
Jennifer N. Sigler – Jennifer Sigler is the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer at the GlobalGiving Foundation, a nonprofit providing charitable support equivalent to that of a $600M-endowed foundation, with partners across 140 countries. Sigler is responsible for the overall functioning and efficiency of the organization, including oversight of finance, human resources, business intelligence and governance. Previously, Sigler served as the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer of a youth entrepreneurship nonprofit, BUILD, helping students from under-resourced communities start their own small businesses and gain acceptance into college. Sigler's other professional experience includes work in the private sector as a Marketing Analyst/Programer at Time Warner, Inc.
Ambassador Laurence Wohlers – Laurence Wohlers served as the US Ambassador to the Central African Republic from August 2010 through August 2013. Prior to that appointment, he was the Senior Advisor for International Activities at The Smithsonian Institution, Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the US Mission to the European Union and Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Moscow. Wohlers received an MS from the National War College and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.
"YFU is fortunate to have such a dedicated group of Trustees to provide oversight and leadership to our mission,” said Michael E. Hill, President & CEO of YFU. “The addition of Ambassadors Fuller and Wohler, Jen Sigler and James Waslawski bring key strengths in international relations, strategic planning, educational leadership and civic engagement to an already outstanding Board of Trustees. We are grateful for their willingness to serve in this important capacity as YFU launches a dynamic vision for its future.”