Virginia Blaser is the CEO and Chair of the Board of a global tech company after more than 30 years of service as a senior U.S. diplomat. In addition to official postings across three continents, she represented the United States as the acting ambassador to five countries in Africa. During her career, Virginia led complex teams with budgets up to $1 billion a year. Her significant diplomatic successes include mediation and negotiation of many commercial, security, and military treaties and agreements. She is a recognized advocate for human rights, women’s issues, youth employment, and innovative technology initiatives. She is the winner of dozens of awards in management and leadership, including the prestigious Presidential Rank Award. Virginia leveraged her decades of leadership experience to publish The Manager's Workbook and a wide variety of think pieces, op-eds, and book contributions across the foreign policy industry.