Dr. Evelyn Farkas

Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas has three decades of experience working on national security and foreign policy in the U.S. executive, legislative branch, private sector and for international organizations overseas. In 2019-2020 she ran to represent New York’s 17th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. She is currently the executive director of the McCain Institute at […]

David Kirk

David has extensive experience in nonprofit management, technology, and leadership development. He is currently the President of the EOS Tech Trust, a nonprofit that provides trustworthy software development and technology advice to grassroots NGOs around the world. He is also an advisor with the Eliasson Group, which advises nonprofit organizations on program design, organizational strategy, […]

Jill Hazelbaker

Jill Hazelbaker is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs at Uber, leading the global teams responsible for the company’s marketing, communications, and public policy efforts. Before joining Uber, Jill led communications and public policy at Snap Inc. Before Snap, Jill worked for Google, where she led communications across Europe, Middle East, and […]

Jack McCain

Jack McCain Graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2009 with a degree in International Relations. After graduation he reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola for Aviation Preflight Indoctrination, following on to Vance Air Force Base for primary flight training in the T-6A. After Vance, he selected rotary wing aviation, and completed his advanced […]

Scott Eisner

Scott Eisner is president of the U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is also an officer at the Chamber serving as senior vice president. The U.S.-Africa Business Center is the business community’s leading advocacy group aimed at strengthening U.S.-Africa trade relations. He directs the strategic activities of the USAfBC as […]

Neil Saul

Neil Saul serves as the Senior Program Coordinator for Preventing Targeted Violence at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. Prior to joining the McCain Institute, Saul worked as a program coordinator with the Cato Institute doing outreach, program development, and building their student programs. He holds a master’s degree in US […]

Melinda Marino

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Melinda Marino is the Research Advancement Manager for the McCain Institute and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. In her role, she supports the administrative development of grant proposals for new project funding and assists with the administration of awarded grant funds. She has been working in grant administration for nearly seven years at Arizona State […]