Stacie Nevadomski Berdan is a seasoned global executive, a successful entrepreneur and a best-selling and award-winning author. As a marketing and communications consultant to non-profit organizations and higher education, she brings 25 years of extensive leadership experience in global communications and marketing, brand positioning, public affairs and organizational change expertise across four continents. She is a strategic thinker with excellent communication and business management skills, coupled with an entrepreneur’s discipline, drive and creativity. Stacie has served as coach, counselor, collaborator and adviser to CEOs, heads of state, politicians, academics and senior executives around the world. Her cross-cultural consulting experiences enable her to work well with a diverse mixture of professionals across industry, seniority level, nationality and gender. She brings a unique perspective to the table as a female leader with international experience equally comfortable in the corporate, philanthropic, not-for-profit and higher education worlds. Stacie has lived and worked in Miami, Washington, D.C., New York, Hong Kong and now Connecticut. She spent the majority of her career at Burson-Marsteller, one of the world’s leading global communications firms, rising from entry level to senior leadership. There she distinguished herself as a results-driven leader who developed and oversaw the implementation of successful internal and external marketing and communications models designed to drive business objectives, while managing multi-million dollar budgets. Her clients have included management consulting; consumer goods, health care and technology companies; higher education; and several foreign governments. After leaving Burson-Marsteller, Stacie joined Unilever as a member of the leadership team; she was responsible for internal and external communications, including the development and roll-out of the new corporate brand, as well as the strategy, messaging and implementation for largest organizational change for Unilever NA. In addition to her consulting practice, Stacie uses her international business experience to promote the need for global awareness and cross-cultural competency through her books, media appearances and speaking engagements. She has authored six award-winning books on the intersection of globalization and careers. Her most recent, "Preparing to Study in the US: 15 Things Every International Student Should Know" (IIE, 2016), coauthored with Allan Goodman, is written to help students and their families better understand the U.S. higher education system in order to increase international exchange. "A Parent Guide to Study Abroad" (IIE, English edition: May 2015, Spanish edition: Sept. 2015) is a bestseller and offers concise, strategic advice to parents to help their child make the most of the international experience, including when – and when not – to get involved. "Raising Global Children" (ACTFL, November 2013), co-authored with her husband, veteran travel writer Marshall S. Berdan, is a combination parenting-advocacy book filled with practical information for parents and teachers on how to help prepare all our children for a global world. "A Student Guide to Study Abroad" (IIE, September 2013) is the go-to guide for students and advisers on how to make the most of study abroad. Her first book, "Get Ahead By Going Abroad," won two business-career awards, and identified a fast-tracking career trend in women working internationally. Her second book, "GO GLOBAL! Launching an International Career Here or Abroad" has received rave reviews. Stacie provides expert commentary to news organizations; her national broadcast appearances include NBC’s “Today Show”, NPR’s “Marketplace”, ABC Morning News, CNN International, and numerous Fox shows. Stacie’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Time, Huffington Post, Business Upstart Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, among many other publications. www.stacieberdan.com

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