US-Arab Leadership Retreat: The Age of Global Partnership and Collaboration

Salve Regina


August 20, 2013 - August 21, 2013
All day

ABANA is pleased to extend an invitation for our Institutional Members to attend this exclusive Retreat in Newport, Rhode Island.

The US-Arab Leadership Retreat, organized by Kitty Cushing (, brings together U.S., Arab and other global family business leaders to honor a legacy of partnership, promote new alignment through business opportunities in the public and private sectors and encourage thoughtful dialogue on business, politics, culture and academia.

Opening Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Jose W. Fernandez, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs

Featured Speakers:

  • John Messervey, President & Private Family Advisor, National Family Business Council, Inc.
  • Lorraine George-Harik, Partner, HPM Partners
  • Mark Collins, Director – Private Equity and Partner – Brown Advisory, Dillon Trust
  • Zeeba Rasheed, Chairman & CEO, Madori Capital
  • Hani Findakly, Vice Chairman & Director, Clinton Group, Inc.
  • David Hamod, President & CEO, National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce

Sponsors and Partners:

  • The Alberleen Group
  • Anthony Quinn Foundation
  • National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce
  • Permal
  • Robert Douglas
  • Salve Regina University Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy