Joining a Network of Over 500 Businesses, WBD Strives to Advance International Development
WASHINGTON — Joining over 500 businesses and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), WBD has become a member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC). This membership gives WBD a seat at the table with top policymakers, providing the opportunity to discuss approaches to elevating international development and diplomacy.
In addition to the firm’s participation in the coalition, WBD President Scott Caldwell has joined USGLC’s Veterans for Smart Power: a national network of more than 30,000 veterans who believe that a strong defense must be complemented by a strong civilian force to advance national security.
“Veterans for Smart Power is a nation-wide effort to elevate prominent voices in the veteran community in a conversation about America’s role in the world, while providing veterans of all backgrounds an opportunity to network and learn more about how their service and their story fits into the foreign policy conversation,” said Danny Restivo, USGLC’s Veteran Outreach Manager.
Earlier this month, Scott joined veterans from across the nation on Capitol Hill to attend receptions with Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Security Assistance Kevin O’Keefe and Sean Cairncross, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Coming from an understanding that both military and foreign assistance funding is necessary to advance diplomacy, veterans then went on to advocate for an effective, accountable, and results-driven international affairs program that deliver a return on investment.
“Joining a network like USGLC supports WBD’s continuous growth and introduces opportunities for the firm to increase its involvement in the wider policy community,” said Scott. “Through WBD’s support of various defense and international development enterprises, our work aligns with USGLC’s mission and values.”
USGLC is a broad-based, influential network of state representatives, NGOs, businesses and national security and foreign policy experts who support strategic investments to elevate international development and diplomacy, alongside strong defense, to build a better, safer world. In Washington D.C., the coalition participates in critical policy discussions, hosts thought leaders, and educates lawmakers.
WBD’s client portfolio spans the defense and development communities, from the Department of Defense to the United States Agency for International Development and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.