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An international human-rights lawyer for over thirty years, Nina Shea directs the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute. Shea works extensively for the advancement of individual religious freedom and other human rights in U.S. foreign policy as it confronts an ascendant Islamic extremism, as well as nationalist and remnant communist regimes. She undertakes scholarship and advocacy in defense of those persecuted for their religious beliefs and identities and on behalf of diplomatic measures to end religious repression and violence abroad, whether from state actors or extremist groups. Shea was appointed to the U.S. House of Representatives to serve seven terms as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom (June 1999 - March 1212).
James MacGuire was born in New York and educated at Johns Hopkins and Cambridge. For many years he worked in publishing and television at such companies as Time Inc., Macmillan, The Health Network, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In the last decade he has helped lead capital campaigns at Portsmouth Abbey School, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, the Archdiocese of New York, and the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola. Away from work, MacGuire’s writing has been published in many national publications, and he is the author or co-author of ten books, the most recent of which is Real Lace Revisited. He chairs the Man O' War Project (www.mowproject.org), serves on the development committee of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and is a member of the International Lawn Tennis Club.
Rosemary P. Sullivan started her own management consulting business in 1996 which provides financial and operational services to communications and non profit clients. She acts as General Manager for TAS. Other clients include: Family Security Matters, Chief Executive Magazine, Remedy Health Media and GVM Media Services.
H. E. Vicki Downey, DGCHS, is a Lieutenant of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, overseeing the Eastern part of the United States. Having been a member of the Order since 2004 she was appointed to the Board of Councilors in 2011 and appointed Lieutenant in January 2016. Born and educated in the UK, Vicki moved to New York in 1999. Initially she was responsible for the immigration and importation department of a large Italian shoe company before transferring to a small independent Immigration Law firm in 2002.
In 2006, she was able to leave the corporate world to concentrate on her charitable endeavors. Initially, she concentrated on The Daughters of the British Empire (DBE), serving four years as New York State President and then it’s National President for an additional three years. In 2012, she was asked to become the Chief of Staff of the Mountbatten Institute, heading up its North American Operation. Vicki still remains President of her own small logistics company which specializes in helping nonprofit organizations. She still serves as an Honorary National Vice President for the DBE, is a World Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Program and is on the Boards of The Anglosphere Society, The Allied Forces Foundation and the Victoria Home.
The Founder of The Anglosphere Society, Amanda Bowman was previously the New York Director of the Center for Security Policy for eight years. Her principal focus was on policing terrorism and the home-grown threat posed by Radical Islam. In that capacity, she worked collaboratively with policy organizations and law enforcement in both the US and the UK.
She has over 20 years’ experience in corporate, philanthropic and consumer public relations, specializing in managing policy issues and public affairs, and has conducted numerous successful conferences and policy events on both sides of the Atlantic. She is also a Board member of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Strengthening the ties between the United States, United Kingdom, and the English speaking world.
The Anglosphere Society
Taber began her career as a publisher of women's magazines. In recognition of her distinguished publishing career, she has been recognized with such awards as Outstanding Woman in Business, Outstanding Media Person of the Year; World's Who's Who of Women; and induction into the National Academy of Women Achievers.
She then founded FamilySecurityMatters.org, and within one year Taber - along with FSM's experts and executives - appeared in hundreds of media interviews for national radio and television audiences, and their OpEds were read in major market newspapers around the country. Taber was selected by the National Center for Policy Analysis's profile of "The Woman of the Month", citing her unique contributions to the economy, public policy and society as a whole.
Taber is co-author of "Reclaim American Liberty", published by University Press in 2011. Also in 2011, Taber was awarded both the U.S. Counterterrorism Advisory Team's (USCTAT) Winston Spencer Churchill Award and the Combatant's Cross, the highest recognition by the USCTAT. Taber's awards were presented for her exemplary work since Sept. 11, 2001 in promoting and supporting both public awareness of national security and the importance of public participation.
Lee Cohen, NY Director of the Anglosphere Society is a foreign policy analyst and editorial writer specializing in the Anglo- American relationship. For years he advised the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee as Professional Staff with jurisdiction for Western Europe. He founded the thriving House US-UK Caucus to educate congress people, the media and public on the Special Relationship.
In his professional career, Lee Cohen assists global corporate and government leaders in fields including finance, law, the arts, luxury brands, and policy with media and communications strategy to magnify their messaging and bridge the NYC- Washington divide.
Mr. Cohen is a graduate of Northwestern University where he received his BA in French and Political Science; and of McGill University in Montreal where he received his MBA in Marketing and International Management.
Frank Swain is a Partner at Baker and Daniels law firm. His focus is advising clients on finance and government program issues. He has particular experience with the regulation of government sponsored loan and finance programs and budget expenditure issues affecting those programs. A related field is advising clients on opportunities and issues related to government contracts and privatization of government services.
Previously, Frank served as the Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the United States Small Business Administration. He also served as legislative counsel to the National Federation of Independent Business and treasurer of the Thatcher Foundation.
Clark Judge is managing director of the White House Writers Group, a policy and communications consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He served in the Reagan Administration in capacities related to government management, urban policy, and international economic policy before becoming a speechwriter and special assistant for Vice President Bush and President Reagan.
Since leaving the White House, his writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, NewYorkTimes.com, Policy Review, and numerous other publications. He is also chairman of the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco, a domestic policy think tank.