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Colorado Springs World Affairs Council - Staff

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Tracey A. Johnson

Incoming Executive Director


A professional life devoted to elevating knowledge as the most effective conduit to strong, respectful international relations brings... Read More!

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Jamie Bequette

International Visitor Program Manager


Jamie Bequette joined Colorado Springs World Affairs Council in 2019 after returning to Colorado from Fiji where she served as a United State Peace Corps Volunteer for 26-months.Read More!

Elise Sappington

Elise Sappington

Membership and Program Coordinator


Elise now seeks to share her passion for diversity and global awareness with others through...Read More!

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Karl Schneider



Karl Schneider has 22 years of experience in the United States Army as a ...Read More!

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Terry Johnson

Executive Vice President


His experience spans government service, business entrepreneurship and diverse  ...Read More!

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Joy Love



Joy Love has lived and worked in six countries and three continents in academia,  ...Read More!

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Julia Costin



Julia currently serves as the Associate Director of Corporate Apprenticeships for the Colorado ...Read More!

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Shawn Murray



Dr. Shawn Murray is the President and Chief Academic Officer at Murray Security Services and is ...Read More!

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Alan Gregory



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Edin Mujkic



Edin Mujkic is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs for University of Colorado ...Read More!

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Maureen Juran



Following a clerkship with Chief Justice Luis Rovira on the Colorado Supreme Court in 1991-1992, ...Read More!

Rusty Stephens

Rusty Stephens



Rusty Stephens is an experienced designer and strategy coach with a demonstrated history of ...Read More!

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Salah Dine Hammoud



Salah Dine (Salah) Hammoud is a U.S. Air Force Academy retired civilian Professor Emeritus...Read More!

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Alfred Ortiz



Alfred Ortiz is CEO of CSD Cyber, a provider of cybersecurity solutions. He has over 15 years of ...Read More!


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Karen Burghart

Emeritus Director

Karen Burghart was the Executive Director of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council from 2015 to 2021. Read More!

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Shuyler Foerster



Following an Air Force career in which he served as a senior advisor in security and arms control ...Read More!

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