Selection of the Speakers

AT the 10th Entrepreneurship Export Exchange in Washington, DC


Barry bennett

Senior Advisor, Trump Campaign

Active in conservative politics for 30 years, Barry recently served as Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign. Earlier in the 2016 election cycle, he managed the campaign of Dr. Ben Carson for President. During his tenure, Barry led a GOP-record $60 million fundraising effort and built a multi-faceted social media program, engaging more than 5 million Dr. Carson followers on Facebook.


Hon. Jim Kolbe

Former Member of Congress (R-AZ)

Mr. Kolbe served in the United States House of Representatives, elected for eleven consecutive terms, from 1985 to 2007.  While in Congress, Mr. Kolbe served for 20 years on the Appropriations Committee, responsible for deciding the allocation of the budget and the terms for spending appropriated funds. He was Chairman of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Agencies Subcommittee.


Hon. Jill Kelley

Former Honorary Ambassador US Central Command

The Honorable Jill Kelley served as the first and only Honorary Ambassador at United States Central Command under General James Mattis.  She was also appointed the youngest Honorary Consul General for South Korea. Ms. Kelley is presently the President and Founder of Military Diplomacy Strategies.  Her firm identifies and facilitates cross-border relationships to promote economic exchange.


Peter Schube

Chief Operating Officer, Illumination Entertainment


Nancy Marshall Genzer

Senior Reporter, Marketplace, NPR



Natasha Bertrand

National Security Reporter, The Atlantic


Paul Grossman

Vice President, International Trade, Commonwealth of Virginia


Hon. Doug Frantz

Senior Advisor, Global Situation Room, Inc.

Former Deputy Secretary General, OECD

Former Assistant Secretary of State

Former Managing Editor, The Los Angeles Times


Dr. Jennifer Clinton

CEO, Cultural Vistas

CEO, Global Ties


Hon. Colleen Bell

Former American Ambassador to Hungary

Former Emmy-award winning producer of "Bold and the Beautiful"


Hon. Ken Yalowitz

Director of the Conflict Resolution Program, Georgetown University

Former American Ambassador to Belarus & Georgia 

Former Director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth Colleg


Hon. Phil Carter

Executive Vice President, Jefferson Waterman International

Former Deputy Commander, US Africa Command

Former American Ambassador to the Ivory Coast


Hon. Nisha Biswal

President, US-India Business Council

Former Assistant Secretary of State 

Former Assistant Administrator, USAID


Tim Cummins

President, International Association of Commercial and Contract Managers

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Johanna Maska

CEO, Global Situation Room, Inc

Former Vice President of Communications, LA Times

Former Director of Media Advance, The White House

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Brett Bruen

President, Global Situation Room, Inc

Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University

Advisory Cabinet Member, Harvard University

Former Director of Global Engagement, The White House