Young Leaders

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

The Foundation convened its 2015 and 2016 classes – a group of more than 40 up-and-coming leaders from diverse professional fields – in Paris, Lille and Brussels for its Young Leaders annual meeting in October 2016. The 2017 class will be announced in June 2017.

2016 American Young Leaders: 

  • Andrew Buher, Executive Director, Dialog
  • Thomas d'Halluin, CEO Airbus Ventures, Airbus Group
  • Meryl Job, Founder, Videdressing
  • Cara LaPointe, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems, United States Navy
  • Elizabeth LaPuma, Managing Director in A&M’s Asset Management practice
  • Jocelyn Moore, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, National Football League (NFL)
  • Brian Moran, Vice President - European Government Affairs, The Boeing Company
  • Jesus Salazar, Co-founder, President and CEO, Prosono
  • Siddhartha Shukla, Chief Marketing Officer, Fast Retailing
  • Alexander Slater, Speechwriter, The World Bank Group
  • Marc Sorel, Senior Engagement Manager, McKinsey and Company
  • Maura Sullivan, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Defense: Office of the Secretary of the Navy
  • Melinda Wang, Executive Director, New York Artists Equity Association, Inc.