YADL’s Executive Staff is responsible for the general direction of the organization’s activities, including recruitment and training the US delegation to the annual G8 & G20 Youth Summits, organizing secretariats for conferences hosted in the US, and representing US youth and young professionals within the G8 & G20 Youth Network. Their duties span areas such as communications, development, finance, logistics, partnerships, operations, recruitment, strategy, and training.
Salil started his journey with the G8 & G20 Youth Summits as the president in the US Delegation to the 2010 Summit in Vancouver. He then served as the Director of Recruitment for the 2011 US delegation. Salil recently graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in international relations and economics, with a specialty in private sector development. He works at Capital One, a financial services company based in Virginia.
Drew is YADL’s primary representative to the G8 & G20 Youth Network. A Pickering Fellow at the US Department of State, he plans to enter the Foreign Service upon completing a master’s degree in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at Harvard University in 2012. Drew served as president in the US delegation to the 2011 G8 & G20 Youth Summits in Paris, and is enthusiastic to expand the presence of the G8 & G20 in America to prepare for the DC Summit in 2012. From Rutland, VT, Drew holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University.
Steve Mihalisko serves as YADL’s CFO, and is currently a research analyst at a market research ﬁrm in Reston, VA. He is also completing a master’s degree in international commerce and policy at George Mason Universityʼs School of Public Policy. Steve previously spent three years as a portfolio and wealth management advisor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.
Rebecca serves as YADL’s Chief Operating Officer and is primarily responsible for keeping YADL’s trains running on time. She first got involved with the G8 & G20 Youth Network as a member of the US delegation to the Paris Summit in 2011, where she served as the Administrator for USAID. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Rebecca graduated in 2011 from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s in international politics. She currently works for Accenture, a global management consulting and technology firm, and lives in New York City.
Carlos Reyes is the General Manager of YADL. In this capacity, he oversees the preparations leading up to the G8 & G20 Youth Summits and cooperates closely with the organization’s leadership and partners. Originally from Phoenix, AZ, Carlos has a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and now works and resides in Washington, DC. He was previously an associate with a political consulting firm and is active on the Board of Directors of Sister Cities International.
Jeff Rohde serves as the manager for the US delegation to the G8 & G20 Youth Summit. He is currently a sophomore at the College of William & Mary majoring in international relations and minoring in Arabic language and literature. He served as the Secretary of Defense during the Paris Summit in 2011. His primary academic interests include international security, foreign languages, and analysis of US diplomacy abroad. Jeff is also an active member of W&M’s International Relations Club, Model UN team, and Filipino-American Student Association.