Press Release

International Children’s Organization Expands Global Reach With Four New Board Members

New Members Bring Unique Expertise in Effort to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation, Trafficking and Child Abduction

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) announced today that four new board members have been elected by the Board of Directors:

Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley: Ambassador Bagley served as the Special Representative for Global Partnerships for the U.S. State Department from 2009 until 2013. She is an attorney specializing in international law, was an Adjunct Law Professor at Georgetown University, was a Senior Advisor to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and served as the US Ambassador to Portugal.

Eve Branson: Mrs. Branson was a founding board member of ICMEC in 1999 and served on the first board of directors until 2005. She is also the mother of Sir Richard Branson who was ICMEC’s founding sponsor. Last month she released her new autobiography “Mums the Word.” Mrs. Branson also heads the Eve Branson Foundation which works to improve the lives of women and girls in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Daniel Cohen: Mr. Cohen is an architect, real estate developer and manages a private development and alternative investment company in New York. He is also the son of Barry Cohen who was the long-time Vice Chairman of ICMEC until his death in 2012. Mr. Cohen is also a strong supporter of ICMEC and will continue his father’s legacy with the organization.

Amanda Gutkin: Ms. Gutkin co-founded GRG Partners, a consultancy company specializing in intermediation and fundraising for corporate acquisitions and high-end real estate development projects. Today she operates the business as an independent consultant with focus on the Middle East, Africa, the UK and the US. Educated in London and Brussels, she divides her time between Abu Dhabi, Monaco and London.

About the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children is a private 501(c)(3) non-governmental, nonprofit organization. It is the leading agency working internationally to combat child abduction and sexual abuse and exploitation. The Organization has built a global network of 22 nations, trained law enforcement in 121 countries and worked with parliaments in 100 countries to enact new laws on child pornography. ICMEC works in partnership with INTERPOL, the Organization of American States and the Hague Conference on Private International Law among others. For more information about ICMEC visit: www.icmec.org.