Staff Directory

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    Suzanne T. Ortega
    President

     

    Robert Augustine
    Senior Vice President

     

    Beth Buehlmann
    Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs

     

    Charles Caramello
    Dean-in-Residence

     

    Daniel Denecke
    Vice President, Best Practices and Strategic Initiatives

     

    Jeffrey Engler
    Dean-in-Residence

     

    Janice Goggins
    Director, Member Engagement, Recruitment and Retention

     

    Katherine Hazelrigg
    Communications Manager

     

    Julia Kent
    Assistant Vice President, Communications, Advancement and Best Practices

     

    Maureen McCarthy
    Associate Director, Advancement and Best Practices

     

    Anna M. Naranjo
    Executive Assistant to the CGS President

     

    Hironao Okahana
    Assistant Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis

     

    Keith Peregonov
    Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

     

    Kenneth Polishchuk
    Manager of Public Policy and Government Affairs

     

    Heidi Shank
    Senior Director, Meetings

     

    K. Stone
    Program Manager, Best Practices

     

    Anita Thomas
    Manager, Meetings and Office Services

     

    Peggy Wu
    Comptroller

     

     

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