Wing Keith is a consultant and board member of both non-profit and for-profit companies. Ms. Keith’s career has centered on finance and banking, building new products, markets, and strategic positions in established and developing industries, markets, and products. She is the former chief operating officer of each of Crestview Advisors, LLC, and Oak Hill Capital Management, Inc., both private equity firms. At these firms, Ms. Keith established and/or enhanced: investor relations and reporting; strategic planning processes; and hiring of key personnel, among other activities. Previously, Ms. Keith was a senior vice president at Lehman Brothers Inc., working as CAO for the Media & Telecom Group, the M&A Dept., Equity Capital Markets, and as a banker in its Media & Telecom Group. Prior to working at Lehman, Ms. Keith developed Riggs National Bank’s Eastern European financial advisory business. She also was a vice president at Bankers Trust Co., where she specialized in distressed companies and LBO lending. Ms. Keith was graduated from Harvard with a degree magna cum laude.

Richard S. Aldrich Jr. spent his career as an international attorney focused on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and public and private financings for companies and financial advisors in Brazil and the United States. He began his legal career as an associate at Shearman & Sterling before being seconded to Citibank as general counsel for its Middle East/Africa Division (1978 to 1980).

Mr. Aldrich became a partner at Shearman & Sterling in 1982, and headed its Hong Kong office from 1984 to 1987. In 1987, he returned to Shearman & Sterling’s New York office, where he represented the Bank Advisory Committee of Brazil in the country’s $120 billion foreign debt restructuring from 1987 to 1994. In 1992, he represented the Brazilian company Aracruz Celulose in the first SEC-registered, NYSE-listed initial public offering of a Brazilian company. Mr. Aldrich is adjunct professor of law at Vanderbilt University. In addition to IESC, he serves on the advisory board of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce and was its president from 2005 to 2008.

Stuart Fleischmann has spent his entire career at Shearman & Sterling and recently retired at year end 2021 as a Senior Partner from the firm’s Capital Markets Group. His career had him in the firm’s New York and São Paolo offices, focusing principally on debt and equity offerings by Latin American companies, sovereign nations, and quasi-government entities. He expects to continue to act as a Senior Advisor to selected companies across Latin America as he transitions from his law firm career. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University and subsequently completed his law degree at Villanova University.

Gilbert Gitiche is the Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Executive at USAA. Gilbert is also a member of the USAA’s Executive Council and has over 22 years of Audit, Internal Control, and Risk Management Experience.

In his role as Chief Audit Executive for the USAA enterprise, Gilbert is responsible for establishing the strategic vision of the internal audit function, including oversight of all audit assurance and advisory activities, ensuring the adequacy and effectiveness of enterprise-wide internal controls. This position is specifically responsible for supporting the accomplishment of strategic objectives and helping ensure that established financial, operational, and compliance practices, and the related controls, are designed and operating effectively.

Prior to joining USAA, Gilbert was the Chief Audit Executive at The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Freddie Mac. He has also held various senior audit leadership roles in large financial institutions, including Bank of America, where he was a Senior Vice President and Head of the North American Global Markets Audit; General Electric (GE) Capital, where he served as Head of Enterprise Risk Management and Capital Planning for Internal Audit; and American Express Company (Amex), where he was Head of Audit for Global Risk Management, Latin America & Canada, and Chief Audit Executive for Amex Bank of Canada.

He started his career at PwC in Assurance and Advisory Services, covering Banking and Capital Markets, as well as not-for-profit entities.

Gilbert is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Master of Science Degree in Risk Management from the New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Susan Gurley is an attorney with senior leadership experience in international development, higher education administration, and global membership association management. She has worked in more than thirty countries, and is currently serving as the executive director of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She also currently serves on the advisory board of Her Wealth and on the Board of Directors of INMED Partnerships for Children.

Ms. Gurley has held numerous other senior-level positions, including senior legal reform advisor at the United States Agency for International Development, assistant dean of international and graduate programs at the Georgetown University School of Law School, deputy executive director of Equal Justice Works, director of legal reforms for the East West Management Institute, and executive director of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives.

Ms. Gurley graduated phi beta kappa and is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a member of the Virginia Bar and speaks four languages.

Jean Lange is currently an International Finance and Development consultant having worked at the US Treasury, USAID, and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). She has thirty years of experience in international economic policy and development assistance, financial and private sector assessments, monitoring and evaluation, coordination with international financial institutions, and public representation.

Ms. Lange has a strong record of achievement as: (1) a leader of economic growth program assessment and design teams for countries emerging from conflict and crisis; (2) program monitoring and evaluation specialist; and (3) an architect and manager of comprehensive USAID economic growth projects in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (CEE/FSU), with a focus on banking sector reform, access to finance, private sector development, economic governance, and public financial management. Recent consulting assignments have been in Vietnam, Tunisia, Jordan, Nepal, and Egypt. Also, she has been a trainer at numerous USAID programs for economic officers and Foreign Service Nationals.

Ms. Lange has a B.A. from Brown University and Masters from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She has experience in serving on non-profit Boards, most recently the Foreign Policy Discussion Group. She speaks French.

Roger Lawrence, former Vice President of Global Quality Assurance & Regulatory for McCormick & Company, Inc., has played a major role in the agribusiness industry over the past 40 years. At McCormick, he was responsible for quality, food safety, and regulatory strategic direction and operational guidance, and he provided functional oversight throughout the corporation’s worldwide operations and supply chain, as well as functional support to retail, food service, and industrial customers.

Mr. Lawrence held additional leadership roles for 38 years at McCormick including Operations and Technology for the Asia-Pacific Zone, Vice President of Quality and Product Development for US Consumer Products, Director of Product Development and Quality Assurance (QA) for the International Group, and Director of Technical Services for Europe. Mr. Lawrence serves on a number of business and non-profit boards and brings a valuable, strategic perspective and business acumen that enriches the dialogue, enhances public private cooperation, and supports strategy development and global engagement.

Morgan McGrath is Head of International Banking at J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking, where he is responsible for the global relationship management of Commercial Banking clients headquartered in the U.S. and overseas. He joined the firm in 1983 and launched the International Banking Team in 2005.

Morgan has extensive experience in investment banking and commercial banking client coverage, and as a line of business executive in the U.S. and overseas. Throughout his career, he has worked with a wide
range of U.S. and foreign companies, financial institutions, and governments in Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. Morgan was based in Asia for eight years where his roles included Regional Executive for
Southeast Asia and India, Country Head for Singapore, and Country Head for Indonesia. 

Morgan’s outside activities have included serving on the boards of Helen Keller International, the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council, and the Securities Industries Council for the Government of Singapore. He
holds a master’s degree in international economics and European studies from The Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC and
Bologna, Italy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy.

Morgan lives in New York, is married, and has two children. His hobbies include mountain trekking and collecting ethnographic objects from across Asia.

Serving as President & CEO since 2018, David Hartingh is responsible for the strategic, programmatic, financial and management operations of IESC. David is an entrepreneurial international development executive with more than 23 years of experience in international economic development, small and medium enterprise development, and international trade. Prior to becoming IESC’s President & CEO, he was IESC’s Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President. He previously served as IESC’s Vice President of Global Programs and Associate Vice President and practice lead for trade and enterprise development. During his tenure at IESC, David has been instrumental in transforming IESC’s operating model and systems and competitively winning and successfully delivering results on numerous large-scale economic development projects around the world. His experience prior to joining IESC headquarters in 2005 includes managing a USAID-funded international trade and investment project operating in 37 countries, advising private sector clients with an international trade policy consulting firm, launching and selling his own franchised small business, and advising businesses as a consultant. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in International Economic Affairs from George Washington University.

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