Charlottesville, VA, December 7, 2011 – A global study program done right is no ordinary trip, and WorldStrides is proud to deliver a true global experience for our travelers, centered on opportunities to collaborate with international business leaders in their factories, government offices, and board rooms. It is this global interaction that takes your international residency to the next level, and we are pleased to introduce you to the WorldStrides power players behind our Global Meetings Practice.
Holland Burton leads WorldStrides’ team of expert business meeting planners. Prior to joining our team, Holland was a Vice President at McBee Strategic Consulting in Washington, D.C., where she provided strategic business planning and advisory services to emerging growth and Fortune 500 clients. She served as the Deputy White House Liaison at the Department of Defense from 2005 to 2007 where she interfaced with the Secretary of Defense’s office and the White House on domestic and foreign political matters. During her time at the Defense Department, Holland traveled to the Middle East on special assignments. From 2003 to 2004, Holland served as a Regional Political Director to President George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign. She has a BSBA from the University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton School of Business.
Nadia Badr was formerly creating and directing the international and domestic distribution of cell biology products with Global Cell Solutions. In this capacity, Nadia was the single point of communication, working closely with scientists, international distributors, and sales and marketing staffs to manage the agreements and relationships with the American, European, Asian, Middle Eastern and Australasian partners. Nadia also made significant contributions to the development, production and marketing of The BioLevitator™, a novel bench-top cell culture device named one of The Scientist’s“ Top 10 Innovations of 2009.” She holds BA degrees in Cognitive Science and Theatre and an MS in Biomedical Sciences (Neurosciences) from the University of Virginia.
Rebecca Judis serves both as an integral part of WorldStrides’ Global Meetings Practice and as manager of a consulting practice assisting government, SME, and Fortune 500 organizations from around the globe to forge strategic alliances for global growth. Previously, Rebecca served as Vice President of the World Congress on Information Technology, where she was responsible for international business development. In that role, she traveled to and hosted leaders from over 84 countries. Rebecca also spent six years with the Dana Corporation, investing in emerging energy technologies and working in mergers and acquisitions. Rebecca has an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management, and a BA in International Studies from Austin College.
Kim Killingsworth has spent more than15 years in international higher education, with extensive experience in MBA international admissions and exchange program management. Her previous employers include the Johnson School of Management at Cornell and IES Abroad, and her expertise in Latin America was developed through her management of the Fulbright Program and other grants programs for Latin Americans at LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas, based at Harvard. Kim was recently chosen as a lead instructor for a group of emerging female leaders from Afghanistan for a U.S. State Department-sponsored program, Women’s Empowerment and Leadership. Kim also served as a two-term Peace Corps Volunteer in micro business development in Honduras and Chile. She holds a BA from UC Davis, including a year spent at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and an MA in Spanish from Middlebury College.
Leah Milks has spent most of her career in marketing and corporate event and travel planning, serving clients in numerous industries including finance, real estate, and consumer goods. Most recently, she held the role of Director of Operations at Walker Brands, a leading branding agency headquartered in Tampa, FL, that serves a diverse base of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profit organizations. Prior to that, she was the Manager of Marketing and Corporate Event Planning at Samuels & Associates, a large real estate development firm based in Boston, MA. Throughout her career, Leah has visited over 20 countries on four continents. She has also studied abroad in Mexico, Argentina and Spain. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University.
Tish Zone is a former Deputy White House Liaison for the U.S. State Department, where she interfaced daily with ambassadors and senior Foreign Service officers around the world. She also served as the Confidential Assistant to the Secretary of the Army (and former COO of Westinghouse.) Additionally, Tish managed treasury, compliance, and press billing activities for the CFO of two presidential campaigns. During her time in the private sector, she was an associate with Infotech Strategies, focusing on e-business and e-government clients. Tish actively consults with business leaders in emerging markets, as well as larger multinational corporations and government leaders. She received her BBA from Emory University’s Goizeuta School of Business.
Contact us today to customize an international experience for your students with the expertise of our dynamic Global Meetings Practice.