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Overseas Security Advisory Council
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OSAC Council

The OSAC Council is made up of private-sector representatives from 31 U.S. organizations operating abroad and three public-sector representatives from U.S. government agencies. Council terms typically range between two and six years but may include additional terms in leadership positions. The Council is always chaired by the Department of State’s Director of the Diplomatic Security Service and co-chaired by one of the Council's private sector members.

Together, these representatives provide guidance on all OSAC programs and initiatives and strategize OSAC's major objectives. This public-private structure ensures a balanced assessment of these priorities.The Council meets quarterly and additionally serves on subcommittees, dedicated to specific projects, such as increasing transparency during the Council recruitment and selection process, and elevating the quality of OSAC webinars. 

 

Council Member Organizations

Private Sector

American Airlines  Cummins   National Basketball Association

Anthem 

Deere & Company

Novelis  

AT&T

Discovery Communications

PepsiCo

Ball Corporation

Facebook Phillips 66 

Boeing 

Fiserv

Rotary International

Brigham Young University

Fluor  

Samaritan’s Purse International Relief

Capital One 

Food for the Hungry

Starbucks Coffee  

Cargill 

International SOS Under Armour
Chemonics International 

Iron Mountain  

Whirlpool  
Coca-Cola

Jacobs Engineering Group 

Wildlife Conservation Society
 

 

[+1 Currently Unassigned]
     

Public Sector

U.S. Agency for International Development

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of State


Executive Board

MISSION:

To serve as the primary governing and advisory body, overseeing the direction of the subcommittees and responds to urgent or critical organization needs.


Public Sector Chair: Carlos Matus, Diplomatic Security Service

 

Private Sector Chair: Claude Nebel, Cargill

 

Members: 
      Christina Johnson, Chemonics International 
      Pete Short, Director, Ball Corporation


Subcommittees

 

Awards & Education

Chair: Landes Holbrook, Brigham Young University 

 

Members:

Billy Baker, Capital One

Dan Mullin, Fiserv

James Smith, AT&T
John Vorhees, USAID
 

Governance & Standards

Chair: Mark Lowry, Rotary

 

Members: 
Buffy Christie, Novelis
Danny Holtsclaw, Wildlife Conservation Society

Joe Olivarez, Jacobs

 

Operations & Excellence

Chair: Cheryl Steele, Starbucks

 

Members: 

Dan Collins, Fluor

Jeffrey Gilbert, Coca-Cola 
Leon Newsome, NBA
John Rendeiro,
 iSOS

 

 

 

Content Review & Development

Chair: Jamie Gough, Samaritan's Purse

 

Members: 

Shannon Fariel-Mureithi, Food for the Hungry

Larry Ford, Deere & Company
Patrick Hawk, 
Discovery Communications
Dave Komendat, Boeing

Member Recruitment & Engagement

Chair: Greg Wurm, Anthem 

 

Members:

Fred Bealefeld, Under Amour

Mike Lee, PepsiCo
Ryan Levison, 
Iron Mountain
Gary Tomasulo, American Airlines

 

 

Strategic Growth & Partnerships

Chair: Erik Antons, Whirlpool

 

Members: 

Jerome Holloway, Commerce

Nick Lovrien, Facebook

Stephen Saflin, Phillips 66
Matt Weilhamer, Cummins

 

OSAC Subcommittee Mission Statements:
AWARDS & EDUCATION
MISSION:

To establish and execute as necessary, a formal awards and recognition program that highlights top talent and volunteers who further OSAC’s mission and values, and builds educational programs to promote greater awareness of Council member operations.


CONTENT REVIEW & DEVELOPMENT
MISSION: To ensure all OSAC products and deliverables meet consumer expectations, with relevant, timely content  that is accessible through appropriate platforms.


COUNCIL MEMBER RECRUITMENT & ENGAGEMENT

MISSION:

Evaluate, design and implement a Council member recruitment and engagement strategy that accounts for the full Council life cycle from application review, to onboarding, to succession planning and executive leadership.


GOVERNANCE & STANDARDS
MISSION:

To develop and evaluate OSAC policies and standards as related to the governance of common interest committees and country chapters.


OPERATIONS & EXCELLENCE
MISSION:

To drive excellence in the management and oversight of OSAC common interest councils and country chapters.


STRATEGIC GROWTH & PARTNERSHIPS

MISSION:

To develop and evaluate strategic partnership goals,  and identify underrepresented interest groups, and key strategic partners to elevate OSAC’s brand, member benefits or services.



Authority of the Secretary of State

The Council is established under authority of the Secretary of State pursuant to 22 U.S.C. § 2656 and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., and its regulations, 41 C.F.R. Part 102-3. The approval of OSAC’s Charter by the Under Secretary for Management constitutes a determination by the Secretary of State that the activities of the Council are determined to be in the public interest and directly related to overseas security functions of the Department of State. For more information on the Federal Advisory Committees (FACA) go to the General Services Administration website at  https://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/21242  
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