APRIL 8: Philip (F ’79) & Emily (COL ’16) Fletcher

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Philip Fletcher
Partner
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy

Emily Fletcher
Teaching Fellow
Center For Inspired Teaching

DATE: Saturday, April 8
LOCATION: Home (location given to student RSVPs)

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Phillip Fletcher is a 1979 graduate of the School of Foreign Service. He attended the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and Bolt Hall Law School, UC Berkley. He has been with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy law firm since 1983 and practices international project finance focusing on Africa and the Middle East. He has practiced in the firm’s London, Hong Kong, New York, Washington and Los Angeles offices. He serves on the advisory board of the International Financial Law Review and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Phillip speaks French.

Emily Fletcher is a 2016 graduate of the College. She majored in Psychology with minors in Linguistics and Education, Inquiry and Justice. During her time at Georgetown, Emily was a DC Reads coordinator, planned the CSJ Days of Service and taught in the Summer Institute of Teaching and Learning. She spent a summer teaching English in Romania with Learning Enterprises. Currently, Emily is an Inspired Teaching Fellow teaching 4th grade at the Inspired Teaching School in North-East Washington, DC. She is also working towards her Master’s of Education at Trinity Washington University.

Phillip and Emily live in Georgetown with wife and mother, Elena Fletcher who has been to so many Georgetown events she thinks she is a Hoya. In their free time, father and daughter duo Emily and Phillip enjoy watching Georgetown basketball, playing tennis, practicing yoga , and listening to the Beach Boys.

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APRIL 9: Allison Green (L ’10), Melissa Casey (COL ’04), Katie Freeman (COL ’04)

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Allison Green
Senior Supervising Attorney 
Children’s Law Center

Melissa Casey
Managing Director, Marketing
Truth Campaign

Katie Freeman
Agricultural Economist
World Bank

DATE: Sunday, April 9
LOCATION: Home (location given to student RSVPs)

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Allison Green is a senior supervising attorney with the Guardian ad Litem Program, which provides comprehensive representation for foster youth to achieve safe, loving and permanent homes. She supervises staff attorneys and supervising attorneys and carries a limited caseload of neglect, adoption, guardianship and custody matters. Her areas of focus include the unique needs of pregnant and parenting teens, advocacy in cases of commercial sexual exploitation and trauma-informed child welfare work; she has presented both locally and nationally on these topics. Allison joined Children’s Law Center in 2010 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. During law school, she was a Public Interest Law Scholar and recipient of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic Public Service Awards. She previously worked as a counselor in a shelter for runaway and homeless youth and has volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Allison is a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist through the National Association of Counsel for Children.

Melissa Casey’s  professional background is akin to a Greco-Roman mosaic; each role forming the tesserae that, while quite diverse, come together to form that which would be impossibly with uniformity. She has worked on development work in the MENA and South America; has marketed for Fortune 500 companies; dabbled in sales and even worked as a personal trainer. Her current position as Managing Director of Marketing at the Truth Initiative has her fighting to make this generation the one that ends tobacco smoking for good.

Katie Kennedy Freeman works in the Food and Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank as an Agriculture Economist focused on the areas of agriculture risk, agriculture and ICT, and the intersection of agriculture and energy in the Latin America region. Before starting with the World Bank in 2012, she worked at the Earth Institute at Columbia University implementing research programs on ICT in agriculture and energy for agriculture in Africa and Haiti; with Fintrac, Inc. implementing USAID agriculture projects in Africa; and Oxfam America designing a weather-index insurance pilot in Ethiopia. From 2004-2007 she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic where she worked with coffee farmers and agricultural producer groups on both sides of the Haitian/Dominican border. Ms. Freeman has a master’s degree in Development Economics from the Harvard Kennedy School (’09) and bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University (’04) with a double major in Political Science and English .

 

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APRIL 8: Christine Kirchner (COL ’16)

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Christine Kirchner

Law Student
American University Washington College of Law

DATE: Saturday, April 8
LOCATION: Home (location given to student RSVPs)

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Christine Kirchner is a 2016 graduate of the College and is currently finishing her first year of law school at American University Washington College of Law. She was a government major at Georgetown and received a CERES certificate, with the majority of her coursework having a Russian and Eastern European focus. Prior to attending Georgetown, Christine had a previous career as a ballroom dance instructor in Austin. She grew up on a farm in rural Minnesota, is a first generation college graduate and a proud GSP alumna. Christine stays involved with Georgetown by volunteering as an alumni mentor with GSP and as an alumni interviewer with AAP, and greatly enjoys getting to know current and future generations of Hoyas. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her dog Nugget.

APRIL 6: Scott Pedowitz (F ’02)

Scott Pedowitz
2016 Campaign Manager
Libby Garvey for Arlington County Board

DATE: Thursday, April 6
LOCATION: Local Restaurant (location given to student RSVPs)

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Scott E. Pedowitz is a 2002 graduate of the School of Foreign Service. Scott has most recently served as the campaign manager for Libby Garvey’s (D) successful re-election campaign for the Arlington County Board in 2016. The race included a competitive Democratic primary, and then joining a joint campaign ticket that included local and Congressional candidates along with Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s bid for the White House. Prior to his professional turn in local politics, Scott engaged in community activities in his spare time whilst working in management consulting in the DC area and economic research in the financial services industry in NYC. Along with his BSFS, Scott has an MSc in economics from University College London, and keeps ample time to enjoy his seats at Hoya men’s basketball and the Washington Nationals.

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APRIL 8: Samuel Gordy (F ’83)

Samuel Gordy
General Manager
IBM Federal Government Industries

DATE: Saturday, April 8
LOCATION: Local Restaurant (location given to student RSVPs)

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Sam Gordy joined IBM in January 2016 as General Manager, U.S. Federal and Government Industries. In this capacity, he leads the development and delivery of IBM’s products, services and solutions to help all U.S. federal agencies take advantage of the innovations driven by analytics, cloud, security and cognitive systems. Mr. Gordy brings to IBM 30 years of experience in key areas, including cybersecurity, analytics and enterprise information systems.

Before joining IBM, he served as Group President of the Integrated Systems Group within the National Security Sector of Leidos, which spun off from SAIC. In this role, Gordy led a $1.3 billion business with more than 3,800 employees. Markets areas encompassed Cyber-security, Command & Control, Intelligence Systems and Logistics.

From 1991 to 2013, Gordy held technical analysis, program management, and line management roles at all levels of SAIC, including Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager for the Integrated Systems Group and Vice President and Operations Manager for the Geospatial-Intelligence Engineering and Development Operation. He supported a wide range of Intelligence Community clients and worked on intelligence issues including tactical support, combat/crisis operations, and national/strategic level requirements.

Gordy began his career as an active duty Intelligence Officer with the U.S. Navy in 1985. He was directly involved in naval operations responding to the Soviet Union, freedom of navigation involving Libya, anti-terrorist operations in the Middle East, and combat support activity for Operation Just Cause (Panama) and Operation Desert Shield/Storm (Iraq).

Gordy received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MBA from George Washington University.

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APRIL 8: Dominque Cauley (COL ’09)

Dominique Cauley
Assistant Principal
D.C. Public Schools

DATE: Saturday, April 8
LOCATION: Local Restaurant (location given to student RSVPs)

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Dominique Cauley is a 2009 graduate of the College and a native Washingtonian. She majored in History and began teaching after graduation. She is currently an assistant principal in DCPS and has spent the last 8 years working in D.C. Schools. Dominique also earned a masters of educational leadership in 2016.

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APRIL 9: Ambassador Tatiana C. Gfoeller (F/MSFS ’83)

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Tatiana C. Gfoeller
Ambassador
State Department

DATE: Sunday, April 9
LOCATION: Home (location given to student RSVPs)

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Ambassador Tatiana C. Gfoeller graduated with a BS/MSFS in 1983. She joined the Foreign Service in 1984. Her specialties include the FSU, Middle East, and political-military affairs. Her postings included: Warsaw, Riyadh, Moscow, USSR, NATO International Staff, Moscow, Russia, Ashgabat as DCM, St. Petersburg as A/CG, a Rusk Fellowship at Georgetown University’s ISD, Director of the Office of DRL/MLA at the State Dept., Jeddah as CG, Bishkek as Ambassador, the Pentagon as POLAD to the Chief of Staff of the Army and now POLAD to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau. She is married and has a son.

APRIL 6: Mark Lerner (F ’09, MA ’10)

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Mark Lerner
Staff
Department of Defense

DATE: Thursday, April 6
LOCATION: Home (location given to student RSVPs)

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Mark Lerner graduated from SFS (bachelor’s degree) in 2009 and the Government Department (master’s degree) in 2010. Right after college, he worked full-time as a paralegal at the Department of Justice while attending graduate school at Georgetown. Since then, Mark has worked at the Department of Defense.

APRIL 9: Ellen Clarke (F ’09)

Ellen Clarke
Trial Attorney
Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

DATE: Sunday, April 9
LOCATION: Home (location given to RSVPs) 

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Ellen Clarke is a Trial Attorney in the Washington Criminal I Section of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She prosecutes criminal competition matters. Before joining the Division through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Story of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Ms. Clarke received a J.D. degree magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2014 and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 2009.