Our Board ensures that DAI is serving the interests of its employee owners and fulfilling its mission to make a difference in the world.


James Boomgard

Jim Boomgard has worked at the forefront of economic development issues for more than 30 years in more than 30 countries.

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Daniel Heaney

Dan Heaney is a financial professional with more than 20 years of experience in public and private companies.

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Elizabeth L. Littlefield

Elizabeth Littlefield is one of the development community’s most distinguished leaders. A former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), she brings to DAI more than 30 years of expertise in development finance, economic development, conservation, and poverty reduction.

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Elizabeth Nelson

Betsey Nelson, chair of the DAI Board of Managers, is an advisor and corporate director for high-growth companies in the technology, telecom and Internet markets and a passion for helping entrepreneurs build great businesses.

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Ike Osakwe

Ike Osakwe has more than 40 years of management consulting experience. He is an expert in strategic and corporate planning, financial management systems, and public sector structures and processes.

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Maria Otero

Maria Otero joined the board from the U.S. Department of State, where from 2009 until February 2013 she served as Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.

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Gail P. Steinel

Gail Steinel was for more than two decades a senior executive at Arthur Andersen, leading its Business Consulting Business.

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