Judith Pryor

Judith Pryor

Former Vice President for External Affairs at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Prior to her OPIC appointment, Judith had 25 years of experience in marketing and corporate communications for multinational companies with markets in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, western Europe and the United States. From international start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her work has focused on the high tech, broadcast and satellite communications industries. Ms. Pryor spent nearly a decade with WorldSpace Inc., a multi-billion dollar satellite radio start-up company servicing developing markets worldwide. As Senior Vice President for global corporate affairs, her work covered 11 international offices, taking the company public, serving as corporate spokesperson, and spearheading the strategy and execution for the company’s global brand. Ms. Pryor held similar positions with COMSAT and Orion Network Systems. The Senate Banking Committee has voted in favor of Judith’s nomination to Ex-Im Bank, and is awaiting full Senate confirmation.

Todd Webster

Todd Webster

Senior Vice President at Cornerstone Government Affairs.

Prior to Cornerstone Todd served as the Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Chris Coons, a member of the Senate Democratic Leadership. He managed the Senator’s staff and legislative, leadership, political, and communications matters. Todd helped advance Senator Coons’ work to increase U.S. economic engagement with Africa, including authoring white papers, holding Senate hearings, and hosting more than 40 African heads of state He worked extensively on the Congressional reauthorizations of AGOA and the Ex-Im bank, as well as President Obama’s Electrify Africa initiative. Todd also served as communications director and chief spokesman for then-Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle and held the same role for Senator Patty Murray. He was deputy communications director on the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000. He has also co-founded and run a successful strategic communications and PR startup. In addition to Cognitiks advisory board, Todd is on the Boards of GWU’s Graduate School of Political Management and the 150 PAC that supports Members of Congress who support foreign aid.

Ewa Wojkowska

Ewa Wojkowska

Co-Founder and COO at Kopernik, an award-winning organization

Ewa spent a decade working for the United Nations and the World Bank in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Thailand, and the United States on the empowerment of vulnerable groups and access to justice before founding Kopernik. She has also worked for the East Timor Development Agency and for Amnesty International. Ewa has been recognized as a Rutgers University Social Entrepreneur of the Year, an Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leader, an Ashoka Fellow and as Advance’s 50 rising female leaders. Ewa has been leading Kopernik for nine years, growing it from a small self-funded startup to an organization that has partnered with dozens of corporations in developing solutions for poverty-related issues- such as 3M, American Express, Mitsubishi, Diageo, Honda, and Exxon Mobil. Ewa is a frequent TEDx presenter and is passionate about collaboration and bringing together different actors – business and public sector – to work on social and environmental issues.