Ms. Colangelo has nearly twenty years of experience in public relations and public affairs. She brings to the company a strong background in the management of international foreign policy and trade issues and in the development of public affairs, public relations and media/communications strategies for clients. Ms. Colangelo is a Senior Consultant to the firm, focusing primarily on supporting the firms' international practice. Her client experience includes work in government relations, democratization, human rights, legislative analysis, trade issues, grassroots mobilization and coalition building, media and communications and analytical writing. Ms. Colangelo has specific experience in representing governments, opposition political parties and leaders in Washington, D.C. and in preparing countries for conducting democratic elections. Her international experience has included work in Africa, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, the Newly Independent States and the Middle East. Over the last several years, Ms. Colangelo has successfully represented the interests of a variety of domestic and international clients in the trade arena in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, she has helped create and manage several broad-based business coalitions for the purpose of opposing unfair charges of dumping in the U.S. marketplace. Ms. Colangelo previously served as a Program Manager at Commonwealth Corporation, where working closely with a former Special Assistant to President Reagan for National Security Affairs, she developed and coordinated public relation campaigns and legislative and media action plans for domestic and international clients in both the government and private sector. Ms. Colangelo holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in international transactions from George Mason University. She is providing volunteer support to the 2008 McCain Presidential Campaign and was a member of the Human Rights and Foreign Policy Steering Group for the 1996 Dole Presidential Campaign. Ms. Colangelo also served as a member of the Corporate Council on Africa’s National Task Force on AIDS. She is conversant in Spanish.