Executive Team

Dedicated to Fostering Ties Between Global Business and Government Leaders

The BCIU leadership and staff is a seasoned group of professionals with global knowledge and experience, expertise across a range of industrial sectors and a network of international contacts – all of which can be used to foster and strengthen relationships between business and government leaders around the world. The team includes individuals who have extensive industry experience and relationships with senior corporate and political leaders, as well as specialists who are skilled in all aspects of providing training, trade facilitation and capacity building services to U.S. and foreign government agencies.

Senior Vice President and Corporate TreasurerPhone: +1-212-490-0460Fax: +1-212-697-8526
Senior Vice PresidentPhone: +1-202-595-2673Fax: +1-202-595-2674
Senior Vice PresidentPhone: +1-212-490-0460Fax: +1-212-697-8526
Chief Operating OfficerPhone: +1-212-490-0460Fax: +1-212-697-8526
Senior Vice PresidentPhone: +1-212-490-0460Fax: +1-212-697-8526


A Volunteer Group of Some of the World's Leading Executives

BCIU is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of senior executives from BCIU member companies. Board leadership consists of a Board Chair, Board Vice Chair(s) and Chairs of Executive, Audit, Compensation, Finance, Fundraising, Membership and Nominating Committees.

  • Nelson Cunningham, President and Co-Founder, McLarty Associates (Acting Chair of the Board; Acting Chair of the Executive Committee)
  • Jonathan P. Shames, Global Client Service Partner, Private Equity and Geostrategic Business Group, Ernst & Young LLP (Chair of the Audit Committee)
  • Matthew C. Freedman, Chief Executive Officer, Global Impact Inc. (Chair of the Compensation Committee)
  • Michael Woods,  Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Black Buffalo Corporation (Chair of the Finance Committee)
  • Ann Ascher, President, Ann Ascher, Inc. (Chair of the Fundraising Committee)
  • Peter J. Tichansky, President and Chief Executive Officer, BCIU (Acting Chair of the Nominating Committee)