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New President of ISOA Announced

Wednesday, April 10, 2013  
Posted by: ISOA Headquarters
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Washington, D.C. – 10 April 2013 – The International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) Board of Directors announced today that it has selected a new President to lead the association. Mr. Ado Machida will be joining ISOA as President on April 15, 2013, serving in the Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Machida comes to ISOA after an extensive career in government relations working within both the public and private sectors. He is former Vice President of Government Relations at BAE Systems, the world’s second largest defense contractor, and a former Partner in charge of Administration and Executive Branch representation at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, and LLP. Prior to that, he spent two years at The White House as Chief Domestic Policy Officer for the Vice President of the United States and as Director of the Office of Domestic Policy for the Office of the Vice President.

"After two years in the White House and nearly a decade in the private sector working with government agencies, I look forward to helping ISOA to engage in a proactive way with policy-makers and legislators about the vital role that our more than 50 member organizations play in helping to stabilize and develop some of the world’s most vulnerable communities,” said Machida, new ISOA President.

"We’re thrilled to have a professional of Ado’s caliber to lead our organization and work with our team to implement high level programs for ISOA as we focus on our 2013 strategic goals,” said Pete Dordal, ISOA Board Chairman. "He brings a unique perspective to ISOA, and a strong voice to speak on behalf of our industry.”

ISOA is the premier trade association for organizations supporting stabilization of the world’s most fragile environments. ISOA members implement programs including international relief and development, logistical support, training and mentoring, the rule of law, expeditionary medicine, transportation, construction, police training and security. In 2013, ISOA will host innovative events for private industry, government, civil society and think tank participants including its flagship event, the "ISOA Annual Summit,” which connects more than 40 speakers and over 300 attendees from all over the world with policymakers, implementers and host country officials. Attendees include senior representatives from the U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations and more. For more information about ISOA please visit

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ISOA is a global partnership of private sector and nongovernmental organizations providing critical services in fragile environments worldwide.


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