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Ambassador C. Steven McGann (Ret.)


Founder, The Stevenson Group

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Ambassador C. Steven McGann (ret), Founder of The Stevenson Group, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. that identifies opportunities in the defense/security sector and implements specialized advisory services which focus on strengthening public-private partnerships.

 McGann, a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer with the rank of Minister-Counselor, was Ambassador to the Republics of Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, and the Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu. Ambassador McGann also was assigned as Chief of Mission (ad interim) of the United States Embassy in Dili, Timor-Leste.   Ambassador McGann’s Africa overseas assignments include the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Kenya. He previously was the Deputy Commandant and International Affairs Adviser of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University (NDU).  McGann also served as the Vice Chancellor, College of International Security Affairs at NDU.

 Ambassador McGann is a member of the Board of Trustees at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA. McGann has a B.A. in political science from Claremont Men’s College and pursued graduate studies in comparative government at Cornell University.

Ambassador McGann was nominated to the Board of Visitors of the Army War College, Carlise, PA. He earned an M.S. from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and is a graduate of the Naval War College Joint Force Maritime Combatant Commander Course.  McGann also is an affiliate of the Center for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Ambassador McGann also serves on the boards of the Women’s Refugee Commision, (WRC), the United Nations Association-National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) and the Association of Black American Ambassadors (ABAA) ). He is a member of the advisory councils of The Una Chapman Cox Foundation, Our Secure Future (OSF) a WPS advocacy group, and several foreign affairs organizations that address diversity and gender equity.

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