Dr. Douglas Jackson, Karen de Bartolome and Joe Rice to Join General David Petraeus, 400+ State Leaders for Washington Summit on America’s Global Leadership

Colorado leaders to gather in Washington for foreign policy event with the heads of USAID, Peace Corps, Save the Children

WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) will host General David Petraeus, Dr. Doug Jackson, Karen de Bartolome, and Col. Joe Rice for a Summit on Monday June 13 to discuss how America’s efforts abroad advance our interests overseas, spur economic growth, and keep us safe here at home. Dr. Jackson, Ms. Bartolome and Col. Rice are joining other leaders in Washington to urge lawmakers to support America’s International Affairs programs. In addition, the Summit will tackle what’s at stake for our role in the world in this unpredictable 2016 election.

Dr. Douglas Jackson serves as the President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E. In addition to his work at Project C.U.R.E., Dr. Jackson has taught at the university level in the disciplines of finance, investments, leadership development, legal and international issues. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer to colleges and universities, as well as civic, corporate and community organizations.

Karen de Bartolome is the Executive Director of WorldDenver. As the Rocky Mountain Region’s Executive Director for the Institute of International Education (IIE), she oversaw the administration of the Fulbright and other scholarship exchange programs for the Rocky Mountain Region, as well as the Denver World Affairs Council, The Diplomats Ball, and the Department of State-funded International Visitor Leadership Program. Prior to this role, Karen had her own consulting practice in marketing and leadership development and worked with the University of Colorado in international development.

Joe Rice is the Director of Government Relations at Lockheed Martin Space Systems and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Phoenix. He is a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, where he has served as the Senior Governance Officer for the Province of Baghdad, Iraq, May 2003 to April 2004. Served as the senior military officer on the inter-agency team tasked to form and advise the first post-Saddam Baghdad City Council. He served in the Colorado State House of Representatives from 2007-2011 and was Mayor of the City of Glendale from 1996-2003. 

Dr. Jackson, Ms. Bartolome and Col. Rice will be available for interviews during or after the Summit to discuss the importance of America’s development and diplomacy efforts overseas and why they matter to Colorado. Liz Schrayer, President and CEO of the USGLC, and Jason Gross, Executive Director of the USGLC, will also be available.

Why this matters for Colorado: Colorado is home to some of the largest global brands and organizations with rapidly growing international operations in emerging markets. Last year, Colorado exported more than $22.5 billion in goods and services overseas, and trade supported more than one in five local jobs, making U.S. international engagement a strategic issue for the state.

For additional information and a full list of speakers, visit: http://summit.usglc.org/

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.


CONTACT: Nick Moenck, nmoenck@usglc.org, 202-730-4155