Over the years, IFE has grown to be a Washington institution which is a safe haven, far from partisan glare, for local, national, and world leaders to come together and engage with one another on the most pressing issues of the day. IFE has become a trusted neutral ground for leaders to communicate frankly and quietly, behind the scenes.

IFE Board of Trustees

Kathy “Coach” Kemper, CEO

Contessa Cécile Pirzio-Biroli

Ambassador Conte Corrado Pirzio-Biroli

Kelsey Kemper Valentine


Kathy “Coach” Kemper

George Sealy

James Valentine

IFE Diplomatic Steward | H.E. Jovita Neliupšienė, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the United States

IFE Diplomatic Steward of Artificial Intelligence | H.E. Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

IFE Diplomatic Steward of Blockchain | H.E. Nicole Bintner-Baskshian, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the United States

IFE Steward of Civic TechHonorable Ro Khanna, United States House of Representatives (CA-17)

Board of Stewards

Marci Robinson, Chair

Dr. R. David Edelman, President

Devika Anand Patil, IFE Digital Ambassador

Matt Cutts

John Paul Farmer

Tom Friedman

Amy Geng, MD~IFE Innovation Steward

Andrea Mitchell

Shaun Modi

Todd Park

Megan Smith

Judge William Webster