Washington, DC, November 15, 2023 – Today, the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is pleased to announce that George Casey and Molly Montgomery have joined the organization as members of its Board of Directors.

George Casey and Molly Montgomery join CEPA’s Board of Directors at a period of critical importance for CEPA’s mission to ensure a secure, democratic, and prosperous transatlantic community. Together, Casey and Montgomery bring decades of private and public sector experience, as well as deep expertise on the most urgent issues facing the transatlantic alliance.

George Casey is Global Managing Partner at Shearman and Sterling LLP. Casey’s extensive career and legal practice has focused on US and international Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), representing boards of directors and management of major multinational companies with respect to strategic transactions, investments, joint ventures, corporate governance, and shareholders relations, among other things. George is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a regular lecturer at l’École de Droit de la Sorbonne – Université Paris I, and is a thought leader on corporate, M&A, governance, and geopolitical issues. He is often invited to speak at major conferences and write commentary on emerging legal, governance and international policy issues. George also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Audit Committee of the American College of Greece.

Molly Montgomery is a Director of Public Policy at Meta, where she focuses on issues related to geopolitics and US foreign and national security policy. She is also an adjunct professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches transatlantic relations. Molly spent more than 15 years in government, serving most recently as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State responsible for relations with Western Europe, the European Union, and European regional economic affairs. As a career Foreign Service Officer, she completed overseas tours in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Latvia, and the United Arab Emirates and domestic assignments, including serving in the Office of the Secretary of State and as Special Advisor to the Vice President for Europe and Eurasia.

Chairman of CEPA’s Board of Directors, Larry Hirsch stated: “It is an honor to have two leaders with immense experience across both government and the private sector join CEPA’s Board of Directors. George and Molly embody CEPA’s commitment to transatlantic principles and mission to foster a robust and resilient alliance.”

CEPA’s President and CEO, Dr. Alina Polyakova said: “I am delighted to welcome George and Molly to CEPA’s Board of Directors. George’s steadfast support for Ukraine and Molly’s proven leadership in transatlantic technology policy will ensure CEPA’s success in helping build an alliance ready to meet current and future challenges.”

George Casey said: “I am honored to be elected to the Board of Directors of CEPA and to be able to contribute directly to one of the most impactful thought leaders in transatlantic policy and global security.”

Molly Montgomery said: “Having watched CEPA grow in stature and influence under Dr. Polyakova’s leadership, I am excited to work with her and the Board of Directors to advance CEPA’s mission. Now more than ever, it is critical the US and Europe lead in advancing our shared values and addressing global challenges; CEPA has an important role to play in realizing that vision.”

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