Devon M. Kuehne
Devon M. Kuehne is the Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, www.unfoundation.org/gec. The GEC consists of ten philanthropic-minded entrepreneurs, dedicated to working with the UN Foundation and the United Nations to elevate their efforts to create a healthier, safer and more sustainable world. Ms. Kuehne works with both the current GEC members as well as their Emeritus counterparts to bring new ideas, innovation, perspective, and networks to solve some of the world’s most difficult humanitarian problems.
In her previous role at the Foundation, Ms. Kuehne planned, managed and executed all UN Foundation international program visits to strengthen public-private partnerships, mobilize resources and to build long-term relations with UN agencies.
Prior to joining the UN Foundation, Ms. Kuehne spent five and a half years with the U.S. Department of Defense, where she conducted in-depth analysis on national intelligence priorities. She then worked as a country director, where she developed policy and engagement strategies and cultivated relations with representatives of the diplomatic community to enhance the agency’s ability to defend the country’s national security interests.
Devon has an M.A. in Public Communication from American University and a B.A. in International Relations and a B.A. in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University of Ohio. She currently lives in Arlington, VA and enjoys running, cooking and reading.