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Nomination Profile

Casey Slamin

Company: InterExchange

Job title: Vice President of Programs

Number of years as a WYSE Travel Confederation member: 20+

Which Sector Panel do you fall under? Cultural Exchange

Years of relevant experience you have for this role: 25

Please indicate any relevant qualifications you have for this role
I have worked within the Cultural Exchange Community for 25 years. I am completely familiar with U.S. exchange regulations and best practices and have worked closely with international NGO’s and overseas agents to support cultural exchange programs and ensure program and participant safety. I have worked closely with the Alliance on International Exchange and other sponsors to set up advocacy strategies in support of these crucial public diplomacy programs.

Please give a full outline of your professional and personal experience and skills that are relevant to your application
I have worked within the Cultural Exchange Community for 25 years. I am completely familiar with U.S. exchange regulations and best practices and have worked closely with international NGO’s and overseas agents to support cultural exchange programs and ensure program and participant safety. I have worked closely with the U.S. Department of State, The Alliance on International Exchange and other sponsors to set up advocacy strategies in support of these crucial public diplomacy programs. I have engaged members of Congress and U.S. stakeholders to amplify program impact and educate lawmakers on program goals and results.

In no more than 25 words please state why you are perfect for this position
I believe my nuanced understanding of the complex interplay among sector stakeholders (Hosts, sponsors, industry associations, participants, membership organizations, governments, etc) gives me a well rounded ability to advocate for these programs, problem solve and build coalitions and allies.