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Board of Directors

The Africa Society is governed by a Board of Directors, which is made up of a Chair Emeritus, an Executive Committee, and Members.


Ambassador Pamela E. Bridgewater (ret.)

CEO and Chairman of the Board

Ambassador Bridgewater’s overseas tours were in Belgium, The Bahamas, Jamaica, South Africa, Benin and Ghana. She has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and held other domestic assignments in the Department of State. She was the first African-American woman to serve as Principal Officer (Consul General) in Durban, South Africa.

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Timothy Bork, Esq.


President, Skye, LLC

Mr. Timothy J. Bork is currently the Principal of Skye LLC, a private investment company. He also practices law in Washington, DC. His practice focuses on international commercial transactions. He also provides advice and counsel to non-profit organizations committed to assisting developing countries.  

Leroy P. Gross, MD, MPH 

Founder &CEO- InoMedic Health Applications Inc.

Dr. Leroy P. Gross is the CEO of InoMedic Health Applications Inc. In this capacity he is responsible for providing medical and environmental health services to Federal, State and private organizations. Dr. Gross brings a life-long commitment to the art and practice of aviation and space medicine.  

Mr. Mamadou Beye 

General Manager – Policy, Government and Public Affairs,Africa and Latin America E&P.

Mr. Mamadou Beye serves as the General Manager – Policy, Government and Public Affairs – Africa and Latin America E&P. Mr. Beye leads the Policy, Government and Public Affairs department for Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production (CALEAP). Mr. Beye provides communications, media relations, International government affairs and
community engagement services and counsel to assist CALAEP and its business units in the achievement of business objectives.

Ambassador Sue K. Brown (ret.) 

Former U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro

Ambassador Sue K. Brown, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, was appointed in November 2010 by President Barack Obama to serve as ambassador to Montenegro. Ambassador Brown was sworn in on April 27, 2011. A native of Houston, Texas, Ambassador Brown joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1980. She worked in various capacities at the U.S. State Department between 1980 and her ambassadorial appointment in 2011.


Ms. Deirdre Powell White 

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DPW Training & Associates, LLC

Ms. Deirdre Powell White is an exceptional entrepreneur; poised philanthropist, talented trainer, and multi-faceted mentor. Ms. White’s passion and enthusiasm for education and training inspired her to launch her training company. Ms. White is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DPW Training & Associates, LLC, established in 2003, which provides professional, technical training to agency employees of the federal government.


Mr. Malcolmn D. Pryor Sr. 

President & Chief Executive Officer of Southern African Enterprise Development Fund

Mr. Malcolmn Dermott Pryor serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund. Prior to that, Mr. Pryor was a Member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange in Securities 1981 where he traded options on equity securities until 1983. Previously, he was an Institutional Sales Representative at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was responsible for establishing and expanding the government and money market securities business.