DAI’s James Boomgard Named Chair of Council of International Development CompaniesBlank

January 08, 2014

The Council of International Development Companies (CIDC) has named DAI President and CEO James Boomgard—formerly one of three co-chairs—as the CIDC Chair for 2014.

In a New Year message to Council members, Boomgard focused on the shared objectives and aspirations that bind together practitioners across the development community. “As development professionals, we know that our greatest successes come when all stakeholders—donors, the private sector, policy makers, civil society groups, and others—work in unison toward our common goal of development success,” he wrote. “We take that collaborative approach as our touchstone going into 2014.”

Photo courtesy of the Professional Services Council

This year, the CIDC—part of the Washington, D.C.-based Professional Services Council—has expanded its Executive Advisory Board to 10 members. New to the Board are Russ Webster, President of Cardno; Bob Otto, President of Integra; and Barbara Turner, President of URC.

Returning to the Board alongside Boomgard are Indira Ahluwalia, President of dTS; Jan Auman, President of Tetra Tech International Development Services; Charito Kruvant, President & CEO of Creative Associates; Susanna Mudge, President & CEO of Chemonics; Eduardo Tugendhat, President & CEO of CARANA; and Stan Soloway, PSC President and CEO.

The CIDC acts as a platform for U.S. development companies to analyze development issues and promote high-level dialogue with the U.S. Agency for International Development; educate audiences on the role firms play in achieving accountable, transparent, and sustainable development results in support of U.S. national security, economic, and humanitarian goals overseas; and advocate on contracting, regulatory, legislative, business process, and business development issues. In 2013, the CIDC hosted a successful inaugural conference.



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The DAI Global Staff Conference launched Monday, October 3, convening more than 600 staff from DAI headquarters in Washington and London and from project locations all over the world. The weeklong conference in Washington welcomed an array of guests to help DAI staff celebrate successes, absorb lessons learned from across the company’s portfolio, and discuss ways to improve collaboration and deepen the impact of projects worldwide.

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