2023 Board of Governors

Tequila Brooks, J.D., LL.M., President
Attorney and Comparative Labor Law Scholar
Washington, DC

Stephen J. Silvia, Ph.D., Treasurer
Professor – School of International Services
Affiliate Professor – Dept. of Economics
American University
Washington, DC

Valentina Ahumada Poumian, Recording Secretary
Labor Attaché
Embassy of Mexico
Washington, DC

Benjamin Kreider, Ph.D., Membership Secretary
Policy Research Consultant
Washington, DC

Kevin F. Cassidy
International Labour Organization Office for Canada and the United States

George Dragnich
Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer
U.S. Dept of State
Washington, DC

John Higgins
Catholic University Law School
Washington, DC

David Jacobs, Past President (2022)
Kogod School of Business
American University
Washington, DC

Erin Johansson
Research Director
Jobs with Justice
Washington, DC

Patrick McHugh, Past President (2020)
Associate Professor
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Mindy C. Reiser, Ph.D.
Consulting Sociologist
Washington, DC

Stephen R. Sleigh, EX-Officio Board
Sleigh Strategy LLC
Washington, DC

Fred Stahl, President Emeritus
Fred Stahl, LLC
Richmond, Virginia

Bonnie Summers
Executive Director
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
National Labor Office
Washington, DC

Jeff Wheeler, Esq. – Past President
Labor Law & Relations
Washington, DC

Diplomatic Board Members

Valentina Ahumada Poumian
Labor Attaché
Embassy of Mexico
Washington, DC

Yeongbeom Choi
Counselor, Employment & Labor
Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Washington, DC

Marcos Fraile Pastor
Counselor of Labor, Migration & Social Security 
Labor, Migration and Social Security Office
Embassy of Spain
Washington DC

Petra Hansson
Embassy of Sweden

Daniel Haufler
Labor, Health, and Social Policy
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Washington, DC

Kylie Liao
Taipei Economic and Cultural
Representative Office in the United States
Washington, DC

Benoit Sevchik
Counselor Labor, Health and Social Welfare
Embassy of France
Washington, DC

Yoshikazu Suzuki
First Secretary
Embassy of Japan
Washington, DC



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