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Kevin Delany has spent more than 20 years with ABC News and CBS News as a correspondent, producer and news executive. Among his news coverage highlights were the Quemoy/Matsu crisis in 1959 while serving as CBS News correspondent in Hong Kong; covering the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 from Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba; serving as bureau chief in Vietnam for ABC News in the early 1970s as well as during the fall of Saigon in 1975. He served as director of news in the ABC News Washington bureau during the Watergate period and as ABC's director of news coverage for Asia in the first half of the 1980s.

Kevin also worked for the Peace Corps on a news sabbatical and ran the Peace Corps program in Thailand in the late 70s. Since 1990 he has been a communications consultant and has conducted workshops on how to deal with the media as well as speech presentation. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Mike Shor, a graduate of the Harvard Business School, is a retired marketing executive who has worked on Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Canada Dry and the Port Authority of NY & NJ. He was an early supporter of Howard Dean and a founding member and officer of DC for Democracy. His political experience includes volunteer work on presidential and congressional campaigns.

Mike was founding chair of the NYS Environmental Planning Lobby and the NYC Parks Association Operations Committee and former chair of the PA Intercollegiate Conference on Government, the Appalachian Mt. Club Conservation Committee, and the Explorers Club Lectures Committee.

Martin Walsh studied for nine years in the 1960s as a Jesuit, during which time he taught at a prep school and worked with at-risk youth. While working for the Department of Health Education and Welfare, he organized the 1976 bi-centennial parade, the largest parade in the history of the capital.
As vice president of United Way of America, he created a video series on key social issues, was instrumental in the making of an academy award-nominated film on the Holocaust and as an expert on the non-profit sector, he helped Japanese companies to better understand our tradition of corporate citizenship. Further afield, in early 2006 he brought emergency supplies to victims of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi. Mr. Walsh lives in Alexandria, Virginia.


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