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 Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and serves on the Foreign Service Grievance Board. His awards include the Department of State’s Distinguished Honor Award and the U.S. Army Award for Civilian Excellence.
Nicole Brzozowski, Program Manager
Nicole Brzozowski started at the Cox Foundation in June of 2017. Prior to joining the Una Chapman Cox Foundation, Nicole worked as the Senior Global Education Graduate Associate at the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC. Previously, Nicole worked as the Senior Global Education Graduate Associate at the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC, developing and facilitating programs on 21st century skills and global citizenry, and taught EFL as an elementary school teacher in South Korea, specializing in best practices for classroom management in mixed-ability, multi-cultural classrooms. Nicole holds a BA in Fine Arts and East Asian Studies from the College of William and Mary and a Master’s in Education in Counseling and Development from George Mason University.