Cari Guittard is a founding Principal at Global Engagement Partners (GEP), an on demand corporate diplomacy, global engagement, public affairs and strategic communications consulting firm. In this capacity Guittard continues her corporate diplomacy and tri-sector engagement efforts as well as work on an extensive global portfolio of issues including strategic and crisis communications, geopolitical risk strategy, and work with multi-national companies and governments around the world. Cari, a passionate and committed world citizen, is a co-founder of World Citizens Guide, LLC, a content generation and publishing company focused on engaging and educating the next generation of global citizens.
From 2003-2010, Guittard served as founding Executive Director of Business for Diplomatic Action, a private sector-led public diplomacy non-profit whose mission involved engaging and guiding corporations in a variety of global affairs and public diplomacy activities. Prior to BDA, Guittard served in senior positions at the US Department of State working on a variety of portfolios ranging from public diplomacy and public affairs to cyber security, counter-terrorism, and political military affairs.
Guittard currently serves in an adjunct faculty capacity teaching graduate courses in Corporate Diplomacy & Geopolitics for the University of Southern California Annenberg School and courses in International Negotiations and Women’s Leadership for the Hult MBA School in Dubai.