Global Americans Names Carl Meacham President and Chief Executive Officer

The Global Americans Board of Directors announces today that Carl Meacham has been unanimously elected to serve as its President and Chief Executive Officer.


From left to right, Carl Meacham and Dr. Robert Funk.

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WASHINGTON – The Global Americans Board of Directors announces today that Carl Meacham has been unanimously elected to serve as its President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Carl’s deep knowledge and understanding of the Americas, coupled with his extensive and impressive experience in the public and private sectors regarding regional affairs, along with his commitment to the core values and practices of Global Americans, make him the best choice to advance the role of Global Americans,” said Ivan Rebolledo, Chair of the Global Americans Board. “With Carl at the helm, Global Americans is uniquely positioned to play a pivotal role in fostering hemispheric collaboration with government, business, and other influential actors, amidst the complexities in the United States and the region,” he added.

“I’m honored to lead Global Americans and work with its distinguished associates and staff to maximize impact in the United States and throughout Latin America,” said Meacham. “As political norms are increasingly challenged in countries like Ecuador, Argentina, and Guatemala, the United States’ enters an uncertain electoral year, global power shifts, and conflicts deepen worldwide, Global Americans has a critical role to play in fostering dialogue and deepening understanding of the context among diverse perspectives. I’m excited to return to the policy world and I’m eager to get to work.”

Meacham spent over a decade as Senator Richard Lugar’s (R-IN) senior professional staffer for Latin America on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC). He served as the Director of the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and in senior leadership positions in government affairs and advocacy for Latin America at Uber and PhRMA, and most recently as Managing Director at FTI Consulting, focusing on strategic communications, political risk management, and public affairs for Latin America. Though born in the United States, Meacham was raised in Chile, his mother’s country of origin.

Serving as Meacham’s Vice President for Policy will be Robert Funk, an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Chile, bringing 25 years of academic and consulting expertise. A former president of the Chilean Political Science Association, Dr. Funk has held several international fellowships and is sought after by media and the private sector around the world. “I have long admired the work that Global Americans does and am proud to have been a contributor in the past. Now I’m looking forward to supporting Carl in expanding the organization’s impact in the region,” Dr. Funk said.

Global Americans is an independent, nonpartisan think tank committed to being a valuable resource for government officials, business executives, journalists, educators, students, and others interested in Latin America and the Caribbean. The organization’s mission is to contribute towards a deeper understanding of how public and business policy decisions in the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean and around the world impact each other.

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