The International Affairs Program (IAFS) Advisory Board meets twice a year on the Boulder campus to discuss IAFS Advisory Board projects such as Global Grants and Mentorship Program as well as alumni events and other potential projects. IAFS Advisory Board members have diverse career and volunteer backgrounds, and are all dedicated to the mission of providing excellent opportunities to our IAFS students. Our board members are listed below.  Click here to donate to the IAFS Advisory Board fundraising initiative, the Global Grants Study Abroad Scholarship.


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Evan Hanson

Chair of the Board
Evan Hanson, International Affairs ‘13. Evan currently serves as an Air Force Logistics Readiness Officer. Originally from Hotchkiss, Colorado, he discovered a passion for international affairs while studying abroad in France through the Rotary Youth Exchange and focused on the Middle East while studying at CU. Evan also holds a MS in Organizational Leadership from Regis University and is currently stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as Special Assistant...
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Brewster H. Waddell

Vice Chair of the Board
International Affairs ‘84 Brewster Waddell is the CEO of Participation Designs, a high-end lighting design company based in Frisco, Texas. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he spent over twenty years’ establishing profitable business channels for U.S. financial service and technology companies throughout Latin America and was well-networked at the C+ levels within many of the top tiered banks and financial institutions in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Puerto...
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Alexander F. Becker

Honorary Board Member
Alexander F. Becker, International Affairs, German ’06. Alex co-founded and currently runs REC, a Denver-based commercial real estate company. Previously, Alex held positions at Citrix Online where he developed a market entry strategy into the Asia Pacific region, and at Saudi Aramco where he generated solutions to complex legal issues ranging from international mergers and acquisitions to land use permit compliance. Following his studies at CU including an exchange year...
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Paul Beddie

Board Member
International Affairs ‘89 Paul is the International Ambassador for SAP Japan’s Office of Globalization, supporting Japan-headquartered company executives and board members to further their globalization initiatives and leverage their SAP software investments. A keen advocate of sustainability, he’s also a leader of SAP’s customer enabling strategies for Sustainability Governance and ESG Compliance in the APJ (Asia Pacific Japan) region. Though he focused on Western Europe while at CU, including a...
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Mary Ann Casey

Honorary Board Member
Ambassador Mary Ann Casey (ret.), Past Chair and International Affairs Alumna. Mary Ann is a passionate internationalist, who parlayed her CU degree in International Affairs into a highly successful career as an American diplomat, including stints as the U.S. Ambassador to Algeria and later to Tunisia. She is a keen supporter of CU Boulder's efforts to produce globally competitive IA graduates.

Nancy Covey

Board Member
Nancy Covey, International Affairs '02 Nancy co-founded and is COO at Quoll Intelligence, a New York-based company focused on helping homeowners adapt to and lower their risks from climate change. Previously, Nancy was executive director at S&P Global, working in Boulder, Washington DC, London and Denver, where she was a member of the management team for the energy division, leading product launches and business growth across the various energy markets,...
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Robert Dannenberg

Board Member
International Affairs '78 Rob is an independent consultant on geopolitical and security risk. From 2009 to 2014, he was a managing director and head of the Office of Global Security for Goldman Sachs. From 2014 to 2021, Rob was an advisor to Goldman Sachs and the firm’s clients on geopolitical risk. Prior to joining the firm, Rob worked at BP plc where he was the director of International Security Affairs...
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Vicki J. Huddleston

Board Member
Ambassador Vicki J. Huddleston (ret.), International Affairs ‘64. Vicki has served as both Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, responsible for U.S. policy toward West and Francophone Africa. Vicki also led American diplomatic missions in Mali, Madagascar, Cuba, and Ethiopia and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution; a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School...
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Faith Larsen

Board Member
Faith Roeser Larsen, International Affairs, ‘76. Following her studies at CU, Faith attended the American Graduate School of Int’l Mgt (Thunderbird) where she received a Master’s of International Management. Faith spent her international finance career at Bank of America, in the Chicago and New York offices, where she worked on the sovereign debt rescheduling for Poland and with the US Dept. of Agriculture to rewrite its export incentive program adding...
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Yong Lee

Board Member
Yong Suk Lee, History '93, is the Director of Global Risk Analysis for Google’s Global Security & Resilience Services. Yong leads analytic teams based in Boulder, Dubai, London, New Delhi, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Washington DC, and Zurich. He is currently a Visiting Fellow for National Security at George Mason University’s National Security Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Before joining Google, Yong served for...
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Greg Movesian

Board Member
Greg Movesian Greg is the Managing Director of Upway Consulting, LLC, where he provides fundraising consulting services to a variety of arts, education and human-service nonprofits. Throughout his career, Greg has held many leadership positions in the U.S. and abroad including as Director of Development for the University of Denver School of Law, Chief Advancement Officer of the Denver Scholarship Foundation and Chief Development Officer for Girl Scouts of Colorado...
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David Netz

Board Member
David Netz, International Affairs and Russian Studies '79 Dave is currently COO of the Dundee Hills Group, managing operations for five global technology marketing communications agencies. His full career spans more than 25 years in business planning and strategic marketing for a wide range of companies and clients, from Caterpillar, a Fortune 50 company, to start-up and technology ventures in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has established and managed...
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Richard R. Porreca

Honorary Board Member
Richard F. Porreca served as the chief operating officer of the University of Colorado at Boulder for 12 years, prior to his retirement in 2012. During his more than three decades of service to the University, in addition to Senior Vice Chancellor, Ric held positions including Chief Financial Officer, Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer, Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance, Dean of Students, and CU System Assistant Vice President...
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Anthony Pusatory

Board Member
Anthony Pusatory, International Affairs '07 Anthony, the managing director of Seven Pillars Social Impact Consulting, is an international humanitarian specialist with twelve years of experience in the Middle East. He is a US Army Special Operations veteran and has worked with organizations such as USAID, the International Rescue Committee, and the Norwegian Refugee Council. His work focuses on the Syrian refugee crisis – leading innovation projects and developing strategy. After...
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Scott Renner

Board Member
Scott Renner, International Affairs '86, Law '93 Scott joined the Department of State in 1997 and he currently serves as the Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. His overseas postings include Lagos, Santiago, Mexico City, Warsaw, Bogota, and Toronto. Scott also served domestically in the Department’s Office of Children’s Issues including as the Office Director from 2018-2021. Most recently, he served as Senior Advisor in the Office...
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Richard (Dick) R. Thomas

Board Member
International Affairs ’68 Dick began his career with Liberty Mutual Insurance in San Francisco and returned to Denver a few years later to join a startup wholesale property and casualty insurance broker and underwriter, Adco General Corporation. Adco represented over fifty American and British markets including Underwriters at Lloyds and was licensed in all fifty states. Dick became the company’s sole principal in 1990 and sold the company in 2017...