Christine Vick

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Christine Vick is a partner at the international government relations firm of Andreae, Vick & Associates, LLC, based in Washington, D.C. The firm was founded in 1996 when Ms. Vick was invited to join Andreae & Associates, LLC. Her strategic consulting work with multinational clients in fields such as energy, consumer products and pharmaceuticals involves close contact with senior levels of the U.S. government and governments abroad. She has particularly close contact with the national governments of China and Turkey, though her twenty-five year career in foreign affairs has sent her to over fifty countries.

"Chris's involvement in foreign affairs dates back to 1971 when she began serving at the U.S. Department of State, commencing her work with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger in 1973. In 1977 she joined Dr. Kissinger in the private sector and eventually culminated a 15-year association as vice president of Kissinger Associates, Inc.. Her work bridging the public and private sectors in the international arena continued with a brief tenure as vice president of Koppel Communications Inc. and later as vice president of the government relations consulting firms, the Thompson Company.

"Prior to the formation of Andreae, Vick & Associates, Chris served as senior policy advisor at the international law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy and as the managing director of Powell Goldstein International Consulting. She consulted for clients in many sectors, including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and energy involving operations in countries around the world.

"Chris has a strong personal interest in the confluence of policymaking, global business and international diplomacy. Chris also closely follows the U.S. Congress and its impact on foreign policy and international commercial operations. She has experience in a wide variety of trade issues in, most notably, Turkey and the Caucuses, and China and the rest of Asia.

"In addition to her consulting work, Chris serves on the board of directors of the American Turkish Council and the Eisenhower Institute of World Affairs and on the advisory board of China OnLine, LLC. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia."

Copied from the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) Web Site. Ms. Vick is a member of the Advisory Board for International and Area Studies.