Corporate Council Leadership

The Meridian Corporate Council is the premier commercial diplomacy forum in Washington, D.C. that provides a platform for exchange, dialogue and networking among diplomatic, government and corporate leaders to discuss key global issues. Its members represent major Fortune 500 corporations that are leaders in corporate social responsibility and international initiatives. For more information on the council, visit our main page.

Executive Committee

Name Title
Leila Afas Group Manager, Global Policy @ Toyota
Ruben Duran Director, Global Public Policy - International Government Affairs (China) @ Merck
Jason Grove Divisional Vice President – International Government Affairs @ Abbott Laboratories
Robert Kapla Partner @ Squire Patton Boggs
Karim Lesina Executive Vice President, Chief External Affairs Officer @ Millicom
Lance Mangum Staff Vice President for Government Affairs @ FedEx Corporation
Majida Mourad Senior Vice President of Government Relations @ Tellurian Inc
Anne Brady Perron Director, Institutional Relations @ Temasek
John Phipps Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Asia Pacific, South Asia and Latin America @ S&P Global
Daniel F. Sheehan Senior Vice President @ International Relations
Kristin Solheim Director, Federal Government Affairs @ Citi
Principal Members
Name Title
Gina Adams Senior Vice President for Government and Regulatory Affairs @ FedEx
Leila Afas Group Manager, Global Policy @ Toyota
Michael Allen Managing Director @ Beacon Global Strategies
Flavia Alves Head of International Institutions and Relations @ Facebook
Tiffany Atwell Vice President - Global Government Affairs @ Ecolab
Ben Belton Director of Global Partner Engagement @ AARP
Molly Burich Senior Director for Reimbursement and Policy @ Otsuka
Leah Campos Senior Strategic Adviser - Latin America @ SAS Institute
Michaela Chen Vice President, International Government Affairs @ Boston Scientific
Stephanie Childs Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations @ Diageo
Stephen Claeys Senior Director - Trade Policy @ Pfizer
Joe Daly Senior Partner @ Gallup
John R. Dashwood Vice President of International Government Relations @ Exxon Mobil Corporation
Larry Di Rita Greater Washington D.C. Market President @ Bank of America
Ruben Duran Director, Global Public Policy - International Government Affairs (China) @ Merck
Sahra English Vice President of Global Public Policy @ Mastercard
Barry Featherman Executive Director for Government Affairs @ Gilead
Andrew C. Florance Founder and CEO @ CoStar Group, Inc.
Jason Grove Divisional Vice President – International Government Affairs @ Abbott Laboratories
Tom Higgins Executive Vice President, Head of General Services @ Fiserv
Fred Humphries Corporate Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs @ Microsoft
Robert Kapla Partner @ Squire Patton Boggs
Shannon Kellogg Vice President of Public Policy @ Amazon Web Services
Brad Knox Senior Vice President & Counsel, Federal Relations @ Aflac Incorporated
Karen Knutson Vice President and General Manager, Government Affairs @ Chevron
Melike Yetken Krilla Head of International Organizations @ Google
DeDe Lea Executive Vice President, Global Public Policy and Government Relations @ ViacomCBS
Chris Leahy Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs and Chief Public Policy Officer @ Intuit
Karim Lesina Executive Vice President, Chief External Affairs Officer @ Millicom
Bob Letteney Vice President, International Government Affairs @ Delta
Ambassador Mark Lippert Vice President @ Boeing
Eric H. Loeb Executive Vice President, Government Affairs @ Salesforce
Brittany Masalosalo Senior Director for Commercial Diplomacy and Multilateral Affairs @ 3M
Jane Mazur Vice President, Global Head of Divisional Communications @ Hologic
Caitlin McDonnell Director, Global Government Relations @ Visa
Erin L. McGrain Senior Vice President @ SK Group
Carl Meacham Deputy Vice President, International Advocacy @ PhRMA
Alex Mistri Vice President, Government & External Affairs @ Hess Corporation
John J. Neely Vice President, Law & Public Affairs @ Gulfstream
Missy Owens Director, Government Relations, Federal & Diplomatic @ Coca-Cola
Ann-Marie N. Padgett Government Affairs Manager @ Caterpillar Inc.
Anne Brady Perron Director, Institutional Relations @ Temasek
Justin Peterson Managing Partner @ DCI Group
John Phipps Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Asia Pacific, South Asia and Latin America @ S&P Global
Paula Pinha Global Head of Trade and Cultural Policy @ Netflix
Shellie Purvis Senior Vice President @ Cogent Strategies
Sam A. Scales Vice President, Director of Federal Public Affairs @ Brown-Forman Corporation
The Honorable Robert M. Scher Head of International Affairs @ BP America
Pierce Scranton Managing Director @ Temasek
Mark Simakovsky Vice President @ Beacon Global Strategies
J.B. Simko Vice President of External Affairs @ PMI
Prosser Stirling Senior Director, International Relations, Government Affairs @ Oracle
Ria Strasser-Galvis Europe Lead, International Government Affairs @ Google
Betsy Bryant Struse Director for International Government Relations @ Cargill
Phil Tahtakran Head of Federal Government Affairs @ Comcast / NBCU
Omar Vargas Global Head of Government Affairs @ 3M
Philip Vaughn Executive Director, International Government Relations @ Fluor Corporation
Heather Wingate Senior Vice President – Government Affairs @ Delta Air Lines
Candi Wolff Managing Director and Head of Global Government Affairs @ Citi
Van Yeutter Vice President @ Cargill