Current and Past Leadership

USIP leadership includes members of the board of directors, the president, executive vice president, and a leadership team of vice presidents and assistant vice presidents.

Board of Directors

President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Nancy Lindborg
  • Kristin Lord, acting, 2014
  • Jim Marshall, 2012-2014
  • Richard Solomon, 1992-2012
  • Charles E. Nelson, acting, 1990-1991, 1993
  • Samuel Lewis, 1987-1992
  • Robert F. Turner, 1986-1987

Executive Vice President

  • William B. Taylor
  • Kristin Lord, 2013-2014
  • Linda Jamison, 2012-2013 acting
  • Tara Sonenshine, 2009-2012
  • Patricia Powers Thomson, 2005-2008
  • Harriet Hentges, 1995-2005
  • Charles E. Nelson, 1993-1994

Senior Staff

  • Andrew Blum, Vice President, Program Management and Evaluation
  • Salih Booker, Vice President, External Relations
  • Michael Graham, Vice President, Management & CFO
  • Jeffrey Helsing, Associate Vice President, Academy
  • Carla Koppell, Vice President, Applied Conflict Transformation
  • Manal Omar, Associate Vice President, Center for the Middle East and Africa
  • Colette Rausch, Associale Vice President, Governance, Law and Society
  • William F. Rothenbecker, Associate Vice President of Operations
  • Andrew Wilder, Vice President, Asia Center