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 Director - Global Public Policy @ Toyota
Ruben Duran Director, Global Public Policy - International Government Affairs (Japan, China and Asia Pacific) @ Merck
Jason Grove Divisional Vice President – International Government Affairs @ Abbott Laboratories
Robert Kapla Partner @ Squire Patton Boggs
Chris Leahy Former Chief Public Policy Officer and Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs @ Intuit
Lance Mangum Staff Vice President - Government Affairs @ FedEx Corporation
Brittany Masalosalo Global Head - Government Affairs & Public Policy @ HP
Steve Morrissey Vice President – Regulatory & Policy @ United Airlines
Majida Mourad Senior Vice President - Government Affairs @ Tellurian Inc
Anne Brady Perron Director @ Temasek
John Phipps Head - Asia Pacific & Latin America, Government Affairs and Public Policy @ S&P Global
Nichole Francis Reynolds Vice President & Global Head - Government Relations @ ServiceNow
Daniel F. Sheehan Senior Vice President - International Affairs @ Bank of America
Kristin Solheim Director - Federal Government Affairs @ Citi
Principal Members
Name Title
Gina Adams Corporate Vice President - Government & Regulatory Affairs @ FedEx
Leila Afas Director - Global Public Policy @ Toyota
Michael Allen Managing Director @ Beacon Global Strategies
Flavia Alves Head - International Institutions and Relations @ Meta
Tiffany McCullen Atwell Senior Vice President - Global Government Relations @ Ecolab
Molly Burich Senior Director - Reimbursement and Policy @ Otsuka
Michaela Chen Vice President - International Government Affairs @ Boston Scientific
Stephanie Childs Executive Vice President - Corporate Relations @ Diageo
Stephen Claeys Senior Director - Global Trade Policy @ Pfizer
Joe Daly Global Head - Public Sector & Senior Partner @ Gallup
Larry Di Rita Greater Washington D.C. Market President @ Bank of America
Ruben Duran Director, Global Public Policy - International Government Affairs (Japan, China and Asia Pacific) @ Merck
Sahra English Managing Director - Global Government Affairs @ Citi
Barry Featherman Executive Director - Government Affairs @ Gilead
Andrew C. Florance Founder and CEO @ CoStar Group, Inc.
Jason Grove Divisional Vice President – International Government Affairs @ Abbott Laboratories
Tom Higgins Head - General Services @ Fiserv
Fred Humphries Corporate Vice President - U.S. Government Affairs @ Microsoft
Vijeth Iyengar Director - Global Aging @ AARP
Robert Kapla Partner @ Squire Patton Boggs
Shannon Kellogg Vice President - Public Policy, Americas @ Amazon Web Services
Brad Knox Senior Vice President & Counsel @ Aflac Incorporated
Karen Knutson Vice President & General Manager - Government Affairs @ Chevron
Melike Yetken Krilla Head - International Organizations @ Google
DeDe Lea Executive Vice President - Global Public Policy & Government Relations @ ViacomCBS
Chris Leahy Former Chief Public Policy Officer and Vice President - Global Corporate Affairs @ Intuit
Karim Antonio Lesina Executive Vice President - Chief External Affairs Officer @ Millicom
Bob Letteney Vice President - International Government Affairs @ Delta
Eric H. Loeb Executive Vice President - Government Affairs @ Salesforce
Brittany Masalosalo Global Head - Government Affairs & Public Policy @ HP
Jane Mazur Vice President - Corporate Communications @ Hologic
Caitlin McDonnell Senior Director & Head - International Affairs, Global Government Engagement @ Visa
Erin L. McGrain Senior Vice President @ SK Group
Alex Mistri Vice President - Government & External Affairs @ Hess Corporation
Steve Morrissey Vice President – Regulatory & Policy @ United Airlines
John J. Neely Vice President - Law & Public Affairs @ Gulfstream
Allison O'Brien Managing Director - Government Affairs @ Oracle
Ann-Marie N. Padgett Director - Market Access @ Caterpillar Inc.
Anne Brady Perron Director @ Temasek
Justin Peterson Managing Partner @ DCI Group
John Phipps Head - Asia Pacific & Latin America, Government Affairs and Public Policy @ S&P Global
Paula Pinha Global Head - Trade and Cultural Policy @ Netflix
Shellie Purvis Managing Director @ Cogent Strategies
Sam A. Scales Vice President - Director of Federal Public Affairs @ Brown-Forman Corporation
The Honorable Robert M. Scher Head - International Affairs @ BP America
Pierce Scranton Managing Director @ Temasek
Ria Strasser-Galvis Manager - International Government Affairs @ Google
Betsy Bryant Struse Director - International Government Relations (China & APAC) @ Cargill
Phil Tahtakran Head - Federal Government Affairs @ NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Philip Vaughn Executive Director - International Government Relations @ Fluor Corporation
Heather Wingate Senior Vice President – Government Affairs @ Delta Air Lines
Candida "Candi" Wolff Executive Vice President - Global Government Affairs @ Citi
Van Yeutter Vice President @ Cargill