Young Leaders

French-American Foundation selects rising stars from both sides of the Atlantic for its Young Leaders Program 

2017 American Young Leaders:   

  • Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner for International Affairs, New York City Mayor’s Office
  • Nicolas Bernadi, Partner, La Boulangerie de San Francisco and Founder, Sitari Ventures
  • James G. Brooks, Jr., Founder and CEO, GlassView
  • Frank Demaille, President and CEO, ENGIE North America
  • Jason El Koubi, President and CEO, One Acadiana
  • Kathryn Finney, Managing Director and Founder, Digitalundivided
  • Maya Kalieva Henry, Senior Vice President, PIMCO
  • Olivier Kamanda, Director, Code.gov and Presidential Innovation Fellow
  • Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York, Consulate General of France
  • Michael Morales, White House Fellow, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force
  • Adrien Treuille, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University