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Executive Advisers

Rich Markus is Vice President, Business Development for WWStay, an India-based B2B worldwide travel platform and full service agency, providing global 30+ day lodging solutions for F1000 corporations. Rich is responsible for all aspects of strategic and tactical business growth in North America. Rich's career has long focused on the development and execution of revenue-generating initiatives. Rich has led sales, marketing, and client relationship efforts at companies, such as Hotwire.com and Expedia, as well as nonprofit organizations, such as Mother Jones Magazine and the Global Business Travel Association. He earned a B.S. in Business Management from Shorter University. Rich can be contacted at [email protected].

Jean Hacken, PMP, consults in the profit and non-profit sector conducting trainings in US government acquisition and assistance, developing awareness programs for trafficking in persons, protection from sexual exploitation and abuse in crisis response, and developing policies and procedures for US government contractors’ and grantees’ compliance with countering-Trafficking in Persons statutes. Jean began her US career as a contract/grant officer with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) where she negotiated and awarded agreements for international development and humanitarian assistance worldwide. She continued her career at USAID traveling throughout the New Independent States designing small business development projects immediately after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Following that assignment, she worked for the US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) where she led assessment and response teams in Portugal, Macedonia, Kosovo, Mozambique, Uzbekistan, and India. Jean can be reached at [email protected].

Connor Murphy is the Managing Director of Global Forensics at BDO Consulting, LLC. He is responsible for organic enterprise growth and market-facing business development efforts for law firms and their clients, including banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, and corporations. BDO Consulting's Global Forensics practice helps multinational organizations identify and mitigate risks associated with fraud and corruption through advisory services customized to meet their specific needs, including: Corruption and Fraud Investigations, Fraud and Corruption Due Diligence, Forensic Technology Services, Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Compliance, and Fraud Prevention. Connor is an attorney with experience as a litigator in private practice, and as general counsel and chief marketing officer for corporations. He graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 1998, having received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1994. Connor can be reached at [email protected]. 

Diana L. Siemer, Educational Services Manager with the Esperanza Center, Catholic Charities in Baltimore, MD, has been involved in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for over 15 years. She serves on the Board for the state of Maryland TESOL and the Maryland Association for Adult, Community and Continuing Education (MAACCE). With the Esperanza Center, an immigrant outreach center located in Fell’s Point, MD, she administers educational programs in ESOL classes for adults and children, and citizenship, computer literacy, and Spanish classes for adults. She has taught pre-K through adult, and worked as an instructional and assessment specialist. She earned a Master's degree in Instructional Design and TESOL from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Diana can be contacted at [email protected].

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