Dr. Halyna Breslawec is the Executive Vice President for Science at the Personal Care Products Council. Dr. Breslawec received her BS in Biochemistry and PhD in Medicinal Chemistry (Pharmacognosy) from the University of Minnesota.
Rusty Brooks is an affiliated faculty member for the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Georgia and an Associate Director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and Director of the Institute’s International Center.
Brad Bunt is a 28 year Director of the U.S. SBA Small Business Development Center program (SBDC). Mr. Bunt is currently director of the North Central Texas SBDC and President of Rubicon Investments, Inc. Mr. Bunt graduated form the University of North Texas and is a Certified Business Development Specialist (CBDS) and Master Business Development Specialist (MBDS) with the ASBDC.
Michael Buryk is the President at M Buryk Associates. The producer of Made in Ukraine Tech Startup Edition, a podcast covering investment in Ukraine and the global expansion of its technology product and software companies. Mr. Buryk earned his BA in Russian Language and Literature at St. Peter’s College and MA in Russian Area Studies at Hunter College.
Edward Chow, a senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at CSIS, is an international energy expert with more than 35 years of industry experience. He has worked in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Europe, Russia, and the Caspian region. He has developed government policy and business strategy, as well as successfully negotiated complex, multibillion-dollar, international business ventures. He specializes in oil and gas investments in emerging economies. He has advised governments, international financial institutions, major oil companies, and leading multinational corporations.
Chow spent 20 years with Chevron Corporation in U.S. and overseas assignments. He was head of international external affairs at headquarters in California. He played a leading role in negotiating international commercial agreements. While he was Chevron’s principal international representative in Washington, he worked closely with the White House, Capitol Hill, federal departments and agencies, foreign governments, international financial institutions, and the foreign policy community on international economic policy affecting worldwide energy investments. Between 1989 and 1991, he was based in Beijing as Chevron’s country manager for China. Chow is a graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in international affairs. He has published articles in leading academic and foreign policy journals on global energy developments, spoken on energy at international conferences, universities, and think tanks in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and appeared on major international media.
R. Scott Colson is a Honorary Consul of Ukraine and Asst. to the Mayor at the City of Birmingham, AL. Mr. Colson earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Alabama and Bachelor of Laws at the Cumberland College.
Mark Howansky is the Associate Director of Device Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Howansky earned his BS in Engineering at Harvard University and earned his MBA in Management and Information Systems at New York University.
JONATHAN PERI is the President of Manor College in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Since Peri became President in 2015, the college has ascended in the key attributes that students and parents seek: affordability, access, educational quality, career readiness, and safety. He leads and is engaged with many community boards, especially educational. He may be the only current gubernatorial and senatorial appointee to three different state educational boards, including Pennsylvania’s Board of Education and its Council on Higher Education. Prior to serving as Manor College’s president, Peri was the Vice President and General Counsel at Neumann University for ten years. He served on the Executive Team and was involved in most major institutional decisions and strategic planning. He was faculty ranked as Assistant Professor at Neumann and developed and taught courses through the Ph.D. level at Eastern University. He also led Neumann’s Center for Leadership speakers series, presenting pervasively in areas of leadership, governance and higher education. Prior to Neumann, Peri was an attorney with a large regional law firm, a special prosecutor, an assistant prosecutor, and in private practice. He is past president of the 1,200-member Delaware County Bar Association.
Sean Walsh is a principal at Wilson Walsh George Ross. He works with national and multi-national companies that have issues intersecting with regulators, law enforcement, political constituencies, the media, and the public. He is an expert in managing a broad scope of areas, including regulatory challenges, media and communications strategy, branding, political strategy, public and community affairs and public relations work. His responsibilities also include working on complex multi-practice area matters in the United States and abroad.
He has nearly than 30 years of senior-level experience in federal and state government, politics, policy, and communications. Walsh has advised two of California’s governors and served on the White House staff of Presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, in addition to advising clients in the private sector.
Walsh’s practice includes litigation, governmental affairs and public relations expertise. In a myriad of situations he has advocated that clients confront seemingly intractable obstacles, and has allowed them to achieve:
Morgan Williams is Director, Government Relations, Washington, D.C. for the SigmaBleyzer private equity investment management firm. SigmaBleyzer manages around $1 billion in private equity investments in Ukraine. Williams startedworking on the economic and private business development of Ukraine in1992.
In January 2007 Williams was elected President/CEO of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), www.USUBC.org, Washington, D.C. Since that time the membership of USUBC has increased from 22 to over 200 companies/organizations. USUBC is now the largest Ukraine related business trade association in the world that is not headquartered inside Ukraine.
In 1981 Williams started his international work and implemented food system development projects in countries such as India, Haiti, Indonesia, and Egypt. Previously he served as a Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee for the ranking Republican on the Committee, Senator Bob Dole (R-Kan).
Williams has been awarded three state medals from the Government of Ukraine for his contribution to the economic development of Ukraine. He was awarded the “Order of Honor” III class by the President of Ukraine in 2007, and later received a Ukraine Government State Service Medal from the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Olya Duzey is the Senior Manager at Management Sciences for Health. Duzey earned her BS in Pharmacy at Wayne State University and earned her MA in Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Boris Lushniak is a current Professor and Dean in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. Lushniak earned his BS and MD through a six-year Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. He later earned his MA in Public Health at Harvard University.
Leonard L. Mazur has been Chairman and Secretary at Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since March 30, 2016. Mr. Mazur served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer of Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from September 12, 2014 to April 4, 2016. He co-founded Akrimax Pharmaceuticals in 2007. He Co-founded Triax Pharmaceuticals, LLC and served as its Chief Operating Officer from January 2005 to May 2012. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Manor College and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Mr. Mazur received both his BA and MBA from Temple University and has served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
Dr. Marilyn Pifer is former Director of Research and Innovation at CRDF Global. Dr. Pifer earned her BS and MS degrees in Biology at Stanford University. She earned PhD in Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.