Wharton Club of DC's New Volunteers

Welcome to Sherry Oshiver, our new Club Photographer
Kati Suominen, the Head of Our International Trade & Finance Roundtable
Peter Van Allen, VP, Sponsorships
Clint Holmes, Co-Chair with Peter of Nonprofit Roundtable

Sherry Oshiver began her artistic career as a painter. She took classes in painting at the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA and won several awards. She later studied art at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and photography with the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, DC. Her photographs were selected in competition and exhibited at the Foundry Gallery in Washington, DC.

Sherry received her B.A. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.B.A. from Wharton, and her law degree from Rutgers Law School. She consults in the areas of marketing, finance and elder issues.

Note to Members and Guests: When you see Sherry taking photos at Club events, please smile! You won't be on Candid Camera, but you may be memorialized online. These photos will be used in Photo Albums we'll start posting on our Club's website. So you could be "in the picture" with our Club in more ways than in the past. We have albums coming up from the Evening with Carly Fiorina (snapped by Sam Bacasse) and the Luncheon with Amy Joyce (Sherry's "first shot" at this). Thanks to Sherry for helping to keep a record of some of our outstanding events.

Kati Suominen, the Chair of our International Trade & Finance Roundtable, has served since 2003 as International Trade Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, where she manages team research projects on global trade and economic integration issues, coordinates inter-institutional initiatives with the Asian Development Bank, UN University, and the World Trade Organization, and works on trade-related technical cooperation projects for the Caribbean region and Mexico.

Kati has spoken on trade and economic issues at such venues as the World Bank, US International Trade Commission, United Nations, European Commission, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conferences, and lectured at the George Washington University, American University’s School of International Service, and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in such peer-reviewed journals as Economia of the Brookings Institution, American Journal of Political Science, World Economy, and World Trade Review, and she is currently co-authoring and editing four books on economic integration issues.

Kati is a candidate at the Wharton School’s MBA Program for Executives Class of 2009. She holds a PhD in Political Science and International Affairs from University of California, San Diego (2004); MA in International Relations from Boston University (1996); and BA in Political Science and International Studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (1995), where she held a full tennis scholarship and served as captain of an NCAA Division I team. She is a summa cum laude graduate of each university. Her PhD dissertation, which she has presented more than a dozen times in four continents, focused on rules of origin in international trade.

Prior to pursuing her PhD, Kati worked in research and institutional capacities at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington and the EU-funded Institute of European-Latin American Relations in Madrid, and served as consultant to the US Institute of Peace and contributor to Oxford Analytica Daily Briefs. She is fluent in four languages and has a working knowledge of three.

Peter and Clint: More info to be posted shortly.