Dr. John B. Flynn is a retired Foreign Service officer with 30 years of long-term residential assignments in Asia and Africa. Most recently he was the director of the Agency for International Development (USAID) Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Dr. Flynn has also served in the NGO sector as the Managing Director/Agriculture-Global Program for Winrock International based in Arlington, VA, where he was responsible for development programs in over 20 countries of Asia, Eastern and Southern Europe, Africa, Latin America and the United States.
Before joining USAID, Dr. Flynn was Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Natural Resources Economics at Auburn University, Alabama. He was self-employed as a farmer in Iowa from 1966-1969 before being appointed as Branch Manager of the Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) Agricultural Division, Beaver, Iowa (1969-1973). He joined the US Peace Corps/Philippines as an Inland Aquaculture Extension Specialist, PC/Philippines from 1973-75 and later was Associate Peace Corps Director, Small Business and Agricultural Credit, Manila, Philippines 1976-1979.
Dr. Flynn has authored several scientific and research papers which were published in refereed technical journals on subjects of fisheries science, mathematical decision-making systems, farming systems and aquaculture sciences. He attained a proficiency in French language of FSI 3-3 in 1983 at the Foreign Service Institute and has limited capability in Filipino (Tagalog), Singhala and pidgin West African English. He has received numerous USAID performance awards, group awards and the USAID Distinguished Career Service Award. He was promoted to the rank of Counselor in the Senior Foreign Service in 1991.
Dr. Flynn received a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Iowa State University (1969), MS Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture, Auburn University (1980) and a PhD in Agriculture and Natural Resources Economics and Fisheries Management, Auburn University (1982).
He now resides in North Carolina and is married to Bonnie Flynn of Wichita, Kansas with one grown son.
Aaron Kohn is the Founding Director of the Museum of African Design, Johannesburg, and co-curator of the upcoming AKAA (Also Known As Africa) Art and Design Fair in Paris. After finishing a degree in African Studies at Columbia University in New York, Aaron began working with designers from across the African continent.
As co-founder of African Lookbook, aron placed 30+ designers from Africa in museum shops across the United States, and the global chain Urban Outfitters. In his role opening the Museum of African Design in the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg, Aaron helped develop exhibition concepts with curators and content in Africa. He has also managed travelling exhibitions from museums around the world.
NORIS WEISS MALVEY
Noris Weiss Malvey has worked as a development professional for more than 25 years. She began as a political fundraiser for federal, state and municipal campaigns. In 1998, she moved to the nonprofit sector – serving as Deputy Director of Development at People for the American Way (PFAW)for two years. Beginning in 2000, she directed development efforts for the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the Economic Policy Institute, and the Alliance for Excellent Education. Currently she serves as a consultant to the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), responsible for providing strategic guidance and management for its development program.
Noris is a board member of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) and is a board member emerita of Azuka Theatre in Philadelphia.
John Moses is a Managing Director and principal of MergeGlobal, Inc., in Arlington, Virginia advising on a wide range of corporate and private equity clients in the air and expedited freight, trucking, warehouse and logistics business segments. Previously Mr. Moses worked with Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan Chase. During 24 years with both JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, Mr. Moses managed industry, client and finance product focused teams in various institutional investment banking roles completing more than 100 major corporate financings and advisory assignments with total transaction value of over $25 billion.
Mr. Moses graduated with honors from Amherst College, lectures to both academic and trade groups on value creation in the transportation and logistics. He resides in Kenilworth, Illinois with his wife and two daughters. He has helped to formulate a business plan for INCEF and develop a funding base toward building an endowment.
Thomas Trauger, a supporter of INCEF from its beginning in 2005, joined the INCEF Board in October of 2010. He is a partner with the law firm of Spiegel & McDiarmid, where he has worked for more than twenty-five years specializing in energy, electric restructuring, regulatory policy, ratemaking and antitrust issues. He is a representative for the citizens group of Centralia, Pennsylvania where an underground coal mine fire has burned for over twenty-five years forcing nearly all of its citizens to abandon their home.
An avid runner and hiker he has run all 184.5 miles of the C&O Canal and climbed to the summit of many United States mountain ranges including the Rockies and the Grand Titons. A graduate of Washington University, he was a Fulbright Scholar and studied at the University of Cologne. He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. Tom lives in Washington DC with his wife Jana Belsky and daughter Hallie Belsky Trauger.