President's Alumni Advisory Council

In the fall of 2013, The American University of Paris inaugurated the President’s Alumni Advisory Council (PAAC) in the US, shortly followed by a similar structure in Europe in 2014 and in the Middle East in 2016. The Council, whose members are nominated by the president, draws upon the considerable talents of a select group of alumni who have shown an interest in greater involvement with their alma mater. The purpose of the President’s Alumni Advisory Council is to advance the interests of and to support the University, to act as a sounding board for the President and a conduit from alumni to the University, and to provide logistical support on the ground for AUP’s alumni engagement, recruitment and advancement efforts.

Chair of the PAAC and Board Liason

Elliott Burdette '70
Dallas, TX


Members of the PAAC (Europe)

Amr Al-Yafeai '04
London, United Kingdom

Pierre-Emmanuel Bach '13
London, United Kingdom

Leonard Aquarone '04 MSc '07
Geneva, Switzerland

Joern Cloppenburg '92
Duesseldorf, Germany

Jacqueline Routier '94
Berlin, Germany

Boris Nedev '98
London, United Kingdom

Michael Sandler '68
London, United Kingdom

Joy Duval-Koenig '92
Paris, France

Maria Bach '11
London, United Kingdom

Katharine Davis MA '11
London, United Kingdom

Jonas Ljunggren '98
Barcelona, Spain

Ari Thoroddsson '91
London, United Kingdom

Monica Taylor '91
London, United Kingdom

Jorge-Alberto Yarte-Sada '98
Lisbon, Portugal

Members of the PAAC (United States)

Sean Casey '04
King of Prussia, PA

Martin Avidan '80
New York, NY 

Julian Bivins '80
Charlottesville, VA 

Lucas Coleon '09
New York, NY

Sharon Faccinto '87
Larkspur, CA 

Allison Henze Coleon '10
New York, NY 

Carey Kluttz MA '09
Washington, DC

John Meyers '86
New York, NY

Michael Miller '95
New York, NY

Jennifer Friar '02
Richmond, VA 

Jean-Marc Quach '82
Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Benjamin Rowbotham '00
New York, NY

Stephanie Razzeiri Hughes '02
Ridgewood, NJ

Maryland Swensen '63
Sausalito, CA

Gina Torry '98
New York, NY

Bradlee Berk '06, MA '07
Reno, NV

Charles A. Miller III ‘82
Newport, RI

Jeffrey Durgee '64
Loudonville, NY

Sarah Finnigan MA '12
Santa Rosa, CA

Monica Heslington '97
New York, NY

P. Alice Maguire MA '10
New York, NY

John Chamberlain '81
Silver Spring, MD

Silver Miller '68
Colleyville, TX

Peggy Montgomery '75
Falls Church, VA

Alan Peterson '89
Irvine, CA

Leslie Reed '80
Fairfax, VA

Andrew Seid '71
New York, NY

Shaunna Spalten Prissert '96
New York, NY

Peggy Tierney '92
Terre Haute, IN

Edie White Wiltsee '67
Carmel Valley, CA

Members of the PAAC (Middle East)

Sultan Al-Qassemi ‘98
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Slim Bouker ‘94

Kim Okkola ‘04
Hyvinkaa, Finland

Meryem Benghalem ‘10
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Jean-Paul Cassia ‘94
London, United Kingdom

Hanka Karwinski ‘05
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Shahram Raheb MA ‘96
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Samar Sayegh MA ‘08
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates