Meet Our Foundation Board
Partners of the Americas Foundation Board of Directors establish and oversee the investment policy of the Foundation and manage the disbursement of all grants from its endowment funds. Directors are elected to three terms of office and are selected by Partners of the Americas’ International Board.
Class A Officers
Mr. Matthew Lee, Jr. (Chair)
Mr. Erik Brand
Ms. Karen Graham
Ms. Paula Laschober
Mr. Stephen Murphy
Mr. Stephen Vetter (President & CEO)
The leaders of Partners’ International Advisory Council (IAC) provide advice and counsel on a broad range of policy and operational matters. They bring their varied backgrounds and expertise of the corporate sector, international development and Latin America to bear for the advancement of Partners’ mission.
2015 Partners of the Americas International Advisory Council
Thomas C. Ramey, Trustee of The Brookings Institution, former Chair of Liberty International and Liberty Mutual Group, Director of AXIS Capital Holdings, and former VP for the Inter-American Foundation.
Barry Gaberman, former Executive Vice President of the Ford Foundation, board member and advisor of various philanthropic: Board Source and chairman of the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support.
Jack Shakely, chairman of the Center for Philanthropic and Public Policy at the University of Southern California, former president of the California Community Foundation, author on development issues (New York Times, Washington Post etc.) and a novelist.
Deborah Szekely, former president of the Inter American Foundation, chairman of the Szekely Foundation, member of the board of the Council on Foundations and an internationally known and respected business leader.
John Dickson, former Director of Public Diplomacy for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. State Department.
Robert Sicina, former President of American Express Bank Ltd. Also former Division CFO of Citibank for Latin America as well as Citibank’s entire International Consumer Group and later their credit card business.