Our international board of directors includes business, civic, and educational leaders, all of whom serve on a volunteer basis and contribute financially to the organization.

Mr. Tim Andersen
Vice President - U.S. Operations
McDonald's U.S.A., LLC
Illinois, USA
Mrs. Tracy Nichols
Holland & Knight LLP
Florida, USA
Mr. Michael Goldberg
Zimmerman Advertising
Florida, USA

Ms. Louisa Crockett Davis
Retired; CEO
Specialty Food Holding
Washington, USA

Mr. Jose Antonio Rios
Chairman & CEO
Florida, USA 

Mr. Robert Cygnaeus
Chief Executive Officer
KIBI Software Solutions

Ms. Guadalupe Esparza Mendez
Founder and CEO
DCH (KnowWho)
Mexico City, Mexico
Ms. Cynthia Hoffman Cochran
Up with People International Alumni Association
Minnesota, USA
Ms. Carey Ford
Chief Producer
Ford Project Management Group
Illinois, USA

Mr. John Hall
Founder and President
Endless Horizons
Virginia, USA
Mr. Chuck Jarrett, Chairman
Chief Legal Officer
Ohio, USA
Buki Wright

Aurora Energy, LLC

Mr. Mark Conzemius
Delegate and President
Catholic Foundation for Eastern South Dakota
South Dakota, USA
Mr. Dale Penny
President & CEO
Up with People 
Colorado, USA 
Mr. Vernon Grigg III
Law Office of Vernon C. Grigg III

Betsy Myers 
Founding Director for the Center for Women and Business, Bentley University

International Advisory Board

Ms. Cynthia Banks
Executive Director and Founder,
GlobalLinks Learning Abroad
Colorado, USA

Mr. Dave Eaton
Founder & MD, Global Business Transformation
Global Novations
Massachusetts, USA

Mr. David Lin
Limex, Inc
California, USA

Mr. Yannick Boes

Honorary Lifetime Board Members

Mr. J. Blanton Belk
Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Up with People
Arizona, USA

Mr. Peter Voevodsky
Retired; Attorney at Law
Arizona, USA

Ms. Frances Wolfson
Retired; President
Marine R. Corporation
Florida, USA

Mr. Spencer Christian
Weather Forecaster, Co-Host
The View from The Bay
California, USA

Mr. John Fuller
Owner and Founder
Fuller Western Real Estate
Colorado, USA

Mr. Dan Cook III
Senior Director – Retired
Dallas, TX

Mr. Manuel Arango
Concord, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico D.F., Mexico

Mr. Tom Cruikshank
Chairman – Retired
Halliburton Company
Dallas, TX

Mr. Shoichiro Toyoda
Chairman Emeritus
Up with People Japan
Honorary Chairman of the Board
Tokyo, Japan