Our Board

Our board of directors are community leaders highly invested in CPE’s success.

They meet quarterly to provide strategic oversight of our program, participate in fundraising on CPE’s behalf, attend student and mentor events, and find other ways to leverage their skills, experiences, and networks to support our mission.

All board members make monetary contributions each year.

Theodore A. Schwab
Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Founding Partner & Managing Director, Steward Partners Global Advisory

The Honorable Mary K. Bush
Board Chair President and Founder
Bush International, LLC

Carol Adelman, PH.D.
Director, The Hudson Institute Center for Global Prosperity

John A. Bates
Partner, Potomac Equity Partners

Margot Machol Bisnow
Author, Raising an Entrepreneur

Cathy Bernasek
Independent Consultant in the Nonprofit Sector

Gina Coburn
Senior Advisor, Global Philanthropy Group

Bill Dodge
Retired Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

J. Warren Gorrell, Jr.
CEO Emeritus and Partner, Hogan Lovells

Dorothy Helfenstein
Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Sarah Iddrissu
Executive Director, Educators for Excellence

Sandy Meredith
President, The Meredith Group

Caren Merrick
Entrepreneur, Co-founder, webMethods

James E. Nevels
Founder & Chairman, The Swarthmore Group

Charles Rossotti
Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group

Macani Toungara
Africa Leaders Program Manager, Obama Foundation

Ambassador Michael M. Wood
Chairman, Redwood Investments, LLC