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Hillary Thomas-Lake



Hillary Thomas-Lake is the Managing Director and co-founder of LTL Strategies.  She is an international affairs specialist with 20 years of experience in international development, democracy and governance, conflict management, and policy analysis and reform. Over the course of her career, Thomas-Lake has worked in both the public and private sectors.

During the early 90s, Thomas-Lake worked at the State Departments Bureau of African Affairs as an Assistant Coordinator for Democracy, Human Rights, and Special Projects.  Thomas-Lake has a solid knowledge of organizational development and practical experience in building strategic partnerships and capacity for governmental institutions and non-governmental organizations. During her time at the Africa-America Institute (AAI), where she was the Senior Program Coordinator for the Africa Regional Electoral Assistance Fund (AREAF), she designed, implemented and managed civic education training of trainers seminars for key African public and private institutions participating in the democratization process.  She has a strong background in policy development and analysis in the international context.

A seasoned strategist, Thomas-Lake worked as the Director for Strategic Planning at the WorldSpace Foundation, and has consulted as a Senior Policy Advisor in business development and fund raising strategies with companies such as Holland & Knight, LLP and Wisdom Works, Inc.  Thomas-Lakes strategy background also includes solid experience in monitoring and evaluation.

Thomas-Lake holds a BSFS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, a Masters in International Public Policy (MIPP) from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, and is a PhD candidate in International Relations focusing on Conflict Management at SAIS.

Thomas-Lake speaks eight languages with a native fluency in 6 of them, and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Georgetown University African Studies Program, and the George Washington Universitys Africa Center for Health and Security.  She has lectured at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at the George Washington University, and at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC.

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