VP named to lead Creative’s education division
Jan. 14, 2014 – Global development expert Jerrold Keilson has been named Vice President and Senior Director of Creative Associates International’s Education Division, it was announced today.
“Jerrold brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position, which will ensure continued of our work in instructional systems, education in conflict and access to learning,” says Charito Kruvant, President and CEO of Creative. “He has already proven to be a talented manager and a strong leader for Creative.”
Previously, Keilson was the Vice President and Senior Director of Creative’s Business Development Division, which he led since 2009. During his tenure, the global development organization experienced unprecedented growth of new business.
Keilson has more than 30 years of experience in international education, exchange and development, including more than six years with Creative.
He started as an Officer and was posted to Mexico, Australia and Mauritania. Throughout his career in government and the private sector, Keilson has worked in more than 60 countries.
“This is an exciting transition since Creative’s education staff is among the best in the business,” says Keilson. “From headquarters to the field, Creative’s team consistently delivers high-quality programming for its clients and sustainable results for communities.”
Keilson, whose avocation is public diplomacy, has published articles on the history and results of citizen diplomacy, training and exchange programs. He is a member of the Public Diplomacy Council and a Fellow with the Foreign Policy Association.
From 2003 to 2009, Keilson served on the Board of the National Council for International Visitors, an umbrella organization that supports global exchange and citizen diplomacy programs in 95 U.S. cities.
Keilson earned a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a B.A in History from Clark University in Worcester, Mass. He also currently teaches graduate courses in development management and international organizations at the American University’s School of Public Affairs.