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Our Staff

Nathaniel Ahrens
Executive Director, American Mandarin Society

Rebecca Ash-Cervantes
Program Assistant, American Mandarin Society

Christina Shih
Program Manager – Leadership Development, Workday, AACLF Program Lead, American Mandarin Society

Our Board

Nathaniel Ahrens
Executive Director, American Mandarin Society

Jude Blanchette
Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Robert Daly
Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Jimmy Goodrich
Senior Advisor, RAND Corporation

Dewardric McNeal
Managing Director, Longview Global LLC

Phil Midland
President, IHS International

Ann-Marie Padgett
Regional President, East Asia and the Pacific, Bechtel Corporation

Madelyn Ross
President, U.S.-China Education Trust

Nicole White
Analyst, U.S. Department of State

AMS is especially grateful to our advisors
  • Amy Celico, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Amy Chiang, Vice-President of Government Relations, Honeywell
  • Amaury Cooper, Founder, International NGO Safety and Security Association
  • Charles Freeman III, Senior Vice-President for Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and non-resident Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution
  • Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Ambassador (USFS, Ret.) & former Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Carla Hills, Chair and CEO, Hills and Company, Chair, National Committee for U.S.-China Relations
  • David Hoffman, Vice-President & Managing Director of the Conference Board China Center
  • Adam Jones, Asia Programs Manager, CET
  • Robert Kapp, President, Robert A. Kapp & Associates
  • David M. Lampton, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and former President of the National Committee on US-China Relations
  • Cheng Li, Director & Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton Center at the Brookings Institution
  • Oriana Mastro, Center Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
  • Carola McGiffert, McGiffert Consulting
  • Brendan Mulvaney, Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute
  • Daniel Olds, Director of Alumni Programs, Colby College
  • Douglas Paal, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Stapleton Roy, Vice-Chairman, Kissinger Associates
  • Piper L. Stover, President, BINC Technologies
  • Alex Woods, Legal Director, Thales
  • William Zarit, Chairman, Amcham China, and Senior Advisor, The Cohen Group
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