Danielle Deane and Margaret Chisholm Marsh Join the American Councils Board of Trustees

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce two new members of the organization’s Board of Trustees. Danielle Deane, Director of the Energy and Environment Program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and Margaret (Peggy) Chisholm Marsh, Senior Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, have joined the governing board of this non-profit organization specializing in international educational, academic exchange, and overseas language immersion.

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Their professional backgrounds, international expertise and personal commitments to international education and research will benefit the organization in the fulfillment of its educational mission in the years ahead.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 17, 2012

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce two new members of the organization’s Board of Trustees. Danielle Deane, Director of the Energy and Environment Program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and Margaret (Peggy) Chisholm Marsh, Senior Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, have joined the governing board of this non-profit organization specializing in international educational, academic exchange, and overseas language immersion. Ms. Deane’s international background, expertise in environment and development policy and education, in addition to her extensive work in the foundation world, provides the Board with a new and essential perspective. Ms. Marsh brings nearly twenty years of international trade, customs and border protection, and trade-remedy litigation experience to the global non-profit as it explores expansion of educational services into new geographies all over the world.

“We are pleased to welcome Danielle and Peggy to American Councils and to the Board. Their professional backgrounds, international expertise and personal commitments to international education and research will benefit the organization in the fulfillment of its educational mission in the years ahead,” noted Dr. Dan E. Davidson, President of American Councils.    

Danielle Deane is the Director of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Energy and Environment Program, where she guides the program’s strategic direction and operations, managing the activities of the Commission to Engage African Americans on Energy, Climate Change and the Environment. Prior to her role at the Joint Center, Deane completed the full eight-year term as an Environment Program Officer at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in California. Deane has collaborated with experts from around the the world on projects aimed at improving the state of the world’s ecosystems and enhancing the participation of minorities in environmental politics in California and Washington, D.C. Before joining the Foundation, Deane worked as a financial risk broker at Guy Carpenter & Company, the international re-insurance arm of Marsh and McLennan Companies. She also performed research for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies, worked as a field manager for a campaign jointly sponsored by the Sierra Club and the Fund for Public Interest Research, was a 2007—2008 Connecting Leaders Fellow of the Association of Black Foundation Executives, and was a Fellow of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

Margaret (Peggy) Chisholm Marsh is Senior Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, where she represents both U.S. and foreign producers in various anti-dumping proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission. Margaret represents clients on a variety of other international trade matters, too, including U.S. trade sanctions, foreign investment rules, customs and trade regulations, multilateral affairs, and trade policy. Before joining Akin Gump, she served as a research associate at the National Economic Commission, a blue-ribbon panel chaired by Robert S. Strauss and Drew Lewis. Marsh also advised prestigious U.S. clients on the development and implementation of EU legislation, especially as it related to the new economy, during a strategic residency at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld’s Brussels office.

“Danielle and Peggy bring a wealth of experience to the important areas of education, international policy, and management, as well as the insights that come from many years of dedicated work in their respective fields. We are proud to have them join the American Councils family,” commented Dr. Richard Brecht, Board Chair.

American Councils empowers learners throughout the world to bridge linguistic and cultural divides with educational programs that broaden their perspectives and increase their knowledge, personal, and intellectual growth. Deane’s and Marsh’s backgrounds and experience bring an important combination of global experience, passion for education, and focus on scholarship to the American Councils Board.

American Councils for International Education is a leader in international education, academic exchange, and overseas language immersion, creating opportunities that prepare individuals and institutions to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world. Click here to learn more about American Councils.

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