Ambassador Paula Dobriansky

The Honorable Paula Dobriansky joined the AP (US) board in August 2011.

Ambassador Dobriansky is the Distinguished National Security Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.  Recently, she was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs for two years at Thomson Reuters.  From 2001-2009, Ambassador Dobriansky served as Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, during which time she was appointed the President’s Special Envoy on Northern Ireland.  She received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Medal for her work.  Other government appointments include:  Associate Director for Policy and Programs, USIA; Deputy Head, U.S. Delegation, 1990 Copenhagen Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe; and Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council.  She also served as Senior Vice President and Director of the Washington Office of the Council on Foreign Relations and was the Council’s first George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

James Lyle

James Lyle is Chief Investment Officer of Millgate Capital, Inc. which he co-founded in 1997.

From 1993 to 1997, James was a Managing Director of Tiger Management LLC, with responsibility for international equity and emerging market investment. From 1991 to 1993, he served as fund manager with Fidelity Management and Research in Boston where he was responsible for the Overseas and International Opportunity funds, as well as various institutional assets. From 1985 to 1991, he was a Vice President of Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for European equity assets as well as for establishing the Portuguese Investment Fund (London Stock Exchange listed) and the Turkish Investment fund (NYSE listed).

He has also served as a member of the Barron’s International Roundtable. He is currently Vice Chairman of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a board member of the GL Group, and a trustee of the Tiger Foundation.

James has a BA from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University and served as a research officer at the London Business School, London University from 1983 to 1985.

John R. Drexel IV

John R. Drexel IV (“Nick”) is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of HD1, LLC. The firm focuses on providing consulting and project management services to clients engaged in forestry, agriculture, sustainable energy and K-12 education. In addition, Mr. Drexel is Chairman of Sage 3, LLC, a family owned company providing investment and business services, primarily to several (unrelated) family offices and charitable trusts. He also serves on the Boards of several privately owned companies.

Previously, Mr. Drexel was a Managing Director of Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. and President and CEO of its subsidiary, Kidder Peabody International Investments, Inc. He also was President of Concord International Investments, LP. His career in the financial services industry began at Fiduciary Trust Co., Inc. where he was an Investment Officer. Mr. Drexel also served on the staff of former Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI) for five years.

Mr. Drexel currently serves on the Boards of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (an Incorporator), The Pilgrims (Executive Committee and President of its Foundation), The Atlantic Partnership (Director), The New Hudson Foundation (Trustee), The Pave the Way Foundation (Director), The Order of St. John of Jerusalem (as a Bailiff Grand Cross, and in its Priory in the US as Prior Emeritus and Life Governor).

He recently completed terms as a Trustee of Drexel University and the New Zealand Government Trade and Industry (Advisory Board). He also has served the UN in advisory capacities, including on the Advisory Boards of the UN School and UNOPS (UN Office of Project Services) as well as the Business Advisory Committee (based in New York City).

Mr. Drexel lives with his wife Jackie in Millerton, NY. Their son, Nicholas A. Drexel, is a senior at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Senator Sam Nunn

Sam Nunn is co-chairman and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. He served as a United States Senator from Georgia for 24 years (1972-1996) and is retired from the law firm King & Spalding.

Raised in the small town of Perry in middle Georgia, he attended Georgia Tech, Emory University and Emory Law School, where he graduated with honors in 1962. After active duty service in the U.S. Coast Guard, he served six years in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He first entered politics as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives in 1968.

During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Senator Nunn served as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He also served on the Intelligence and Small Business Committees. His legislative achievements include the landmark Department of Defense Reorganization Act, drafted with the late Senator Barry Goldwater, and the “Nunn-Lugar” Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, which provides assistance to Russia and the former Soviet republics for securing and destroying their excess nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

In addition to his work with NTI, Senator Nunn has continued his service in the public policy arena as a distinguished professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech and as chairman of the board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.