Senior Advisor Ambassador Joseph Ayalogu
Ambassador Ayalogu is Nigeria’s former ambassador to the United Nations as well as Nigeria’s ambassador to Switzerland, spending much of his time between Geneva and Nigeria. He brings a steady and highly experienced hand to the Mediators Without Borders expansion into his homeland of Nigeria. Ambassador Ayalogu has over 35 years experience in international diplomacy and negotiation and is the Executive Director of the Ken Nnamani Centre for Leadership and Development.
The Ambassador brings a high level of expertise in multilateral diplomacy and negotiation, financial management and oversight, peace building and conflict resolution, and policy planning, development, and implementation to his role as Development Officer for Nigeria. He plays a key leadership role in the assembling of a working group in Nigeria which is collaborating with Mediators without Borders to bring Mediators Without Borders conflict resolution clinics to the country.
Senior Advisor Michael Carper, JD
Mike Carper formerly led the corporate development and international legal functions for Cogent Communications, a publicly traded multi-national Internet and data communications service provider. He joined Cogent in 2002 following its merger with Allied Riser Communications Corporation, a venture-backed fiber-optic-based Internet communications company, which Mike helped found and build. For Cogent, Mike negotiated a successful series of acquisitions more than doubling the size of its business in Europe and North America (Cogent was named the fastest growing business in the D.C. area for 2001-2003 by the Washington Business Journal). He worked with the Cogent team to establish the international legal and corporate functions as well as doing continuing mergers and acquisitions work to expand business.
Mike has extensive general corporate executive and legal experience involving complex groups of companies in multiple international jurisdictions including negotiation and documentation of mergers and acquisitions, licensing and management of intellectual property rights, negotiation and structuring of finance agreements (public and private), structuring of complex independent contractor and employee contracts and compensation plans, litigation management, documentation and management of vendor, financing and operating agreements for and between affiliate companies. He has also managed regulatory compliance including technology transfer, intellectual property registration, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, cross-border content transfer, international marketing, business registration and licensing as well as Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
His corporate experience includes senior executive roles with Nextel Communications (now Sprint/Nextel), OneComm Communications, Shared Technologies of Canada, Allied Riser Communications and numerous affiliates of these companies. He practiced law with the international law firm Jones Day. He holds a Doctor of Law degree from Emory University and a Master of Laws degree from The George Washington University.
Senior Advisor Mark Carson, CPA, JD
Mark Carson is the principal owner of a highly successful accounting firm in Boulder, Colorado. Mark has provided steady leadership as the Mediators without Borders Business Analyst since 1994. Mark has degrees in both Accounting and Law but has chosen to practice law as a CPA. Mark’s brings his legal training and business experience to his role as a business analyst advisor to Mediators Without Borders. His years of experience help Mediators Without Borders by adding valuable understanding of the complex relationship between legal, taxation and economic issues. Mark enjoys being a grandpa, hiking in the Rocky Mountains and shares deeply the mission of Mediators without Borders: Sustainable Peace
Senior Advisor Durham McCauley
Durham is the President of McGard Wheel Lock. The company’s locks are recognized by automobile companies and car owners worldwide. McGard GmbH, McGards European facility located near Stuttgartt, Germany was opened in 1994- the year RMA; Mediators without Borders parent company was founded. 1999 brought McGard into the Asian marketplace with the opening of McGard Japan located in Oomiya City. Today, McGard Locks are sold the world over.
Durham brings his success and expertise in world markets to the Mediators without Borders mission. Durham has a love for adventure, including scuba diving and racing.
Genna Murphy, LPC
Genna brings a strong creative talent and dedication to her work as CoFounder of Mediators without Borders where she is responsible for managing financial operations and capitalization. She brings over twenty five years of entrepreneurship and counseling experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice to her work at Mediators without Borders. Genna has long followed the path of peace making, beginning with her involvement in 1986 with the World Instant of Cooperation, a global event designed to focus energy and intention on peace in the world.
Genna has been a musician, singer, and song writer since childhood and brings this rich creativity to all of her work at Mediators without Borders. As the founding partner of IADR/Mediators Without Borders, she was instrumental in developing the courses and programs for the company and overseeing faculty and ongoing course revisions for the “first of its kind” online graduate certificate program in Mediation and ADR. Genna has a graduate degree in Urban Planning from the University of Colorado and heads the green building initiatives for the research centers and clinic.