Dennis Sterosky

Dennis Sterosky joined Burt & Company CPAs, LLC in 2017 and is a Tax Professional at the firm. His responsibilities include tax planning and review for corporate, individual and non-profit entities. Dennis has been a practicing CPA for over 52 years, with extensive experience in corporate taxation, mediation and business tax consulting. He earned his BBA, concentration in Accounting, as well as his law degree at the University of Notre Dame. Dennis was also an adjunct tax instructor at the Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico.


Ambassador William H. Itoh

Senior Advisor to McLarty Associates; Professor, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina; U.S. Ambassador to Thailand; Executive Secretary, National Security Council; career Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State


Marshall Shore

Treasurer of the World Affairs Council of Albuquerque since 2015 and on its Board of Directors since 2013. He originally joined the Committee as a student member while attending the University of New Mexico. Marshall is a Business Services Officer with Nusenda Credit Union, where he has worked for over 10 years. He received an MBA summa cum laude with a focus in Strategic Planning and Leadership and a BBA in Accounting and Organizational Management, both from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. He also holds an associate degree from Central New Mexico Community College.

Program Secretary

Robert S. McGuire

Lt. Col (ret) USAF, financial management positions at bases in US, Spain, Germany, Thailand, Turkey. Chief of Finance, US House of Representatives (ret). Participated in New Mexico-based import agency representing several European manufacturers.

Recording Secretary

Susan McGuire

Former Staff Director, Committee on Education and Labor, US House of Representatives. Former New Mexico State Director, Senator Jeff Bingaman, US Senate. Analyst, US Central Intelligence Agency.

Executive Director

Mark Soo Hoo

Manager, Sandia National Laboratories’ Mechanical Systems and Design; nuclear material security projects at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and DOE National Nuclear Security Administration; arms control projects including on-site implementation of INF Treaty in the former Soviet Union.


Jim Baten

USAF (ret.)  Air Force assignments included:  Navigator, Route Briefing officer, Computer Systems Analysis, Instructor at Department of Defense Computer Institute, and Chief of computer Center at Defense Nuclear Agency Field Command.  After Air Force retirement became Chairman of Computer Systems Department at Amarillo College.

Hon. James Browning

United States District Court Judge for the District of New Mexico. Appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to serve on the Judicial Conference Committee on Codes of Conduct. Deputy Attorney General, State of New Mexico. Law clerk to US Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, Jr.

Ed Fogleman

Principal, Net Zero Engineering Inc.

Kathleen Davison Lebeck, J.D.

Kathleen founded her own firm in 2000 to focus on the prevention and early resolution of employment related disputes and to serve as a mediator and arbitrator. She retired in 2013. 1977-2000: She was a partner in two law firms where she represented clients in litigation and appeals in federal and state courts.
Currently she is a household manager, community volunteer, student, gardener, and traveler.
JD Univ. of NM; BA Univ. of ILL.

Emile Nakhleh

Dr. Emile Nakhleh was a Senior Intelligence Service officer and Director of the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program at the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Research Professor and Director of the Global and National Security Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico, and the author of A Necessary Engagement: Reinventing America’s Relations with the Muslim World and Bahrain: Political Development in a Modernizing State. He has written extensively on Middle East politics, political Islam, radical Sunni ideologies, and terrorism. Emile received his BA in Political Science from St. John’s University (MN), the MA in Political Science from Georgetown University, and the Ph.D. in International Relations from the American University.

Robert St. John

Attorney in private practice. Of counsel with the Firm of Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.

David Walter

Public education leadership positions in Chicago, Illinois and New Mexico. Founder, East Mountain High School (Charter); Chair, EMHS Governing Council. 2012 East Mountain Outstanding Citizen recipient. Experienced in organizational restructuring, administration, supervision and leadership.