Ambassador Lino Gutiérrez assumed the position of Executive Director in December 2010. His 29-year career in the Department of State included service as Ambassador to Argentina and Nicaragua, Acting Assistant Secretary of State in Western Hemisphere Affairs, and International Affairs Advisor at the National War College. He also served in the Dominican Republic, Portugal, Haiti, France and the Bahamas. After retiring from the Foreign Service in 2006, he served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce, adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University, and Course Chair at the Foreign Service Institute. He is also on the Board of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Studies. His awards include the Department of State’s Distinguished Honor Award and the U.S. Army Award for Civilian Excellence.
Emma Fawcett, Program Manager
Emma started at the Cox Foundation in December 2014. Prior to joining the Cox Foundation, she was a research fellow at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development, and worked in human resources in the private sector. She holds a BA in political science and Spanish from Rutgers University, an MS in Nonprofit Management from The New School, and a PhD in international relations from American University. She is also an adjunct professorial lecturer at American University, where she teaches courses in international development.