2014 Young Leaders

The French-American Foundation is proud to announce the 2014 class of Young Leaders. Now more than 30 years old, this program is the Foundation’s signature initiative and has become one of the most well-regarded efforts to create international links among young men and women holding leadership positions in the United States and France. French and American Young Leaders joined second-year Young Leaders, mostly selected in 2013, for the 2014 Annual Meeting from October 8-12 in Paris and Bordeaux, France.

U.S. Young Leaders


  • Elizabeth Askren, Freelance Conductor (Théâtre de Châtelet, Théâtre de St Quentin.); Cultural Attaché, Fondation des Etats-Unis
  • Major Jordan Becker, Defense Policy Advisor, United States Mission to NATO
  • Emma Fuerst Frelinghuysen, Senior Director, Private Brands, FreshDirect
  • Guy Mounier, Chief Executive Officer, CustomerMatrix
  • Anna "Anya" Neistat, Senior Director - Research, International Secretariat, Amnesty International
  • Elena PakSenior Vice President, Resource Development, United Way of New York City
  • Dana Stroul, Senior Professional Staff Member, Middle East and North Africa, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Joseph R. Truesdale IV, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
French Young Leaders


To learn more about the Young Leaders program, please visit frenchamerican.org/young-leaders.


Air France, exclusive official airline of the Foundation Young Leaders Program