Contact Sister Cities International
SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL
915 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
MARY D. KANE
President and CEO
Mary D. Kane became President and CEO of Sister Cities International in October 2011. Ms. Kane leads the membership, youth and education, development, and advocacy programs to strengthen the sister city network around the world. Prior to joining Sister Cities International, she was an Executive Director with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she was responsible for identifying and building business partnerships and strategic alliances for the Chamber. Before joining the Chamber, Ms. Kane was the Secretary of State in Maryland and a former Assistant State’s Attorney. She serves on several boards, including Suburban Hospital – a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Mount Saint Mary’s University. Ms. Kane is a graduate of the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. and earned a B.S. in business and finance at Mt. St. Mary’s University.
Adam Kaplan first joined Sister Cities International in 2008 as the Program Coordinator for the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program before becoming Membership Director in 2012. He is responsible for member services, recruitment, and policies at Sister Cities International. Adam received his BA in English from Georgetown University and his MA in International Communication from American University. He is originally from Cincinnati in the great state of Ohio.
Shelby Bunker is responsible for assisting the President and CEO, Vice President, and staff of Sister Cities International. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, and was born in Washington, DC and raised in Southern Maryland.
Member Manager (Youth Programs)
Alyssa Fox oversees Sister Cities International's youth programs including: High School Homestay, the Young Artists and Authors Showcase, and the Youth Leadership Summit. She also manages the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. Originally from Connecticut, she received her B.A. in International Relations and Spanish/Latin American Language and Area Studies from American University and her M.A. in International Education from The George Washington University.
Shakarra McGuire serves as the Membership Coordinator and oversees recruitment, renewals, and general member requests. Shakarra comes from a nonprofit background specializing in communications and audience relations. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations.
Membership Manager (New Partnerships)
Taylor Woodruff oversees Sister Cities International’s Cities Seeking Cities program and works with communities on developing and expanding their sister city programs. He is originally from Jonesboro, Arkansas and graduated from Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in International Business.
Finance and Administration
Director of Finance and Administration
Elizabeth Lalor serves as Revenue Coordinator, assisting the Director of Finance and Administration and the Director of Development. She oversees the collection, processing, and reporting of revenue and works in conjunction with the Fund Development and Finance Committees. She is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and originally hails from the Connecticut Shoreline.
Sister Cities International Development
Tricia Lloyd brings over 20 years of non-profit fundraising experience to Sister Cities International. She has consulted for numerous organizations, including local, national, cultural, religious, and community oriented, to improve their development programs. Tricia looks for creative ways to help small development budgets go far. Her previous positions have included Vice President of Institutional Advancement for The Institute of World Politics, a graduate school in Washington, DC for international relations and Executive Director of the U.S. Office of the Pontifical North American College, which is the American seminary in Rome, Italy.
Ryan M. Newcomb
Director of Development