Technical skills that make a difference

Creative’s experts have passion, commitment and technical skills, all of which are combined to develop and implement meaningful projects around the world. Creative’s experts have worked in multiple countries, most speak at least two languages and they are often invited to share their insight at conferences and in professional journals.

James “Spike” Stephenson

Senior Advisor, Office of the President

Spike serves as an Advisor to the Office of the President and the Office of Strategy Management. He is also responsible for managing the Creative Leadership Initiative....
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Jeffrey Carlson

Director, Electoral Education & Integrity

Jeffrey has more than 18 years of international elections experience in more than 30 countries. He currently leads Creative’s portfolio of election-related programming....
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Jeffrey Fischer

Senior Electoral Advisor, Communities in Transition

Jeffrey founded the Practice Area of Electoral Education and Integrity. He provides expertise on elections and teaches courses in electoral policy and practice on Creative projects....
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Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman

Legal Advisor

Jeffrey is Legal Advisor at Creative. He previously served as Creative’s General Counsel, providing legal support to the organization’s Washington D.C. headquarters and field offices in more than 40 countries. An expert in commercial transactions and international procurement, he consults and performs training in these areas...
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Jenny Willier Murphy

Senior Rule of Law Advisor, Citizen Security Practice Area

Jenny is a Senior Rule of Law Advisor in the Citizen Security Practice Area within the Communities in Transition Division. In this role, she leads efforts to develop a rule of law development practice and a learning agenda on rule of law/justice sector issues through internal and external trainings....
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Karen Tietjen

Technical Director, Education for Development

Karen leads the development of Creative’s Instructional Systems and Governance practice area and served as principle investigator for the School Dropout Prevention Pilot program....
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