Lyn Soudien, Director of Development at the Mountain Institute, "recently held the position of Director of Planning and Outreach at The Atlantic Council of the United States where she was responsible for managing the Council’s relationships with The Atlantic Treaty Alliance, its board members, National Councillors and corporate members as well as its development initiatives in the private and public sectors and for the oversight of its Senior Fellows Program. Ms. Soudien was Director of Business Development for The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Previously, she was executive director in the South African office of the United States-South Africa Leadership Development Program (USSALEP) and coordinated the fundraising and program activities for the organization’s Washington, DC office prior to taking up her responsibilities in Johannesburg. While at USSALEP, she made a significant contribution toward increasing corporate funding, helping to close significant cooperative agreements with USAID and fulfilling contractual obligations related to The Transition to Democracy Project and South African Black Economic Empowerment Program. A South African by birth, Ms. Soudien has a B.A. and M.B.A. from The George Washington University.“ 
- "Biography", Accessed January 2007.