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Sulaiman Lutfi has over 25 years of unique experience in starting, owning and managing businesses and projects of all sizes; from designing and building media facilities to managing and consulting large scale marketing campaigns with global reach, he has successfully and repeatedly provided leadership and vision. He is skilled in leading complex international projects and businesses with extensive knowledge in the field of media communications, branding, and marketing.
He is the President and CEO of TriVision Group, which consist of a unique combination of media, marketing, and entertainment companies with offices in the United States and Afghanistan. TriVision is an award-winning, full service agency that develops innovative strategies to achieve powerful and creative marketing, entertainment and media campaigns for its clients. He is also the Vice-President of Kabul Felez International, a leading manufacturer of office furniture and steel construction operating in Afghanistan.
Experienced in philanthropic endeavors and board leadership, he co-founded and/or served on the boards of many non-profit organizations such as Afghan American Chamber of Commerce as Chairman, Turquoise Mountain as Board Member and Afghan Academy as an Advisor, providing major impact to the society. In such roles, he successfully planned and organized large events and conferences, secured sponsorships and presenters, raised funding for charity and organizations.
Sulaiman Lutfi received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Decision Science Management Information Systems from George Mason University and participated in many professional training programs and conferences for media communications and marketing. He has received numerous awards and certificates for his achievements and innovations.
Arsalan Lutfi, a founding member of TriVision, is the company’s Creative Director and Executive Vice President. He is the driving force behind the company’s design and marketing departments. Arsalan is a multifaceted, solution-oriented leader who has managed many projects involving branding campaigns, web solutions, media communications, and strategic marketing. He has overseen many initiatives in both the United States and Afghanistan; some of his high-profile clients include The Export-Import Bank of the United States, The World Bank, Symantec, and Pace Global. Arsalan was also actively involved in the roll-out of Oqaab, the first digital television broadcasting service in Afghanistan.
Arsalan is currently a board member and the Marketing Chair of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, an Executive Committee Member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NTVC), and an active founding member of the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Afghanistan and a member of the Board of Advisors for ARCH — the Alliance for the Restoration of Cultural Heritage. Arsalan lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Dina and two sons (Rehan and Farhan).
As a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of TriVision, Kamran oversees all strategic marketing communication planning and ensures that the appropriate marketing structures, systems, competencies, and values are established and maintained. He develops the annual marketing agenda, and oversees all budgeting, outreach and business development activities. Kamran has supported, led, motivated, and managed teams both directly and indirectly, achieving significant and sustainable business process improvements and results.
Kamran has proposed and developed new business strategies which have furthered the organization’s development as an exceptional, full-service, creative agency. He has modeled and developed successful partnerships with a broad range of organizations, including the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce.
Kamran has a BS in Marketing and a BS in Decision Science Management Information Systems (DS-MIS) from George Mason University. He speaks multiple languages including English, Farsi and French. He’s a world traveler, but lives in Georgetown with his “mini-me” 7 year old son.
Tabasum Lutfi is the Chief Operating Officer at TriVision. In that role, Tabasum oversees all client relations and company operations. In addition, she leads all TriVision public relations and social media campaigns and manages campaigns for clients across various online and digital platforms. Tabasum also spearheads key business development initiatives, with a particular emphasis on business capture. As part of her efforts to promote the TriVision brand, Tabasum prepares and edits organizational publications for internal and external audiences.
Tabasum plays an integral and versatile role in the company’s expansion — due in large part to her exceptional ability to employ diverse skill sets and quickly adjust to challenging work environments.
Tabasum graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Marketing and a BS in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems with a minor in Information Technology.
Sean Powell has worked with all aspects of video production for 20 years. Prior to working at TriVision, he was employed by General Electric, The U.S. Marine Corps, and The Naval Academy. He has been a TriVision professional for more than 10 years and has played an instrumental role in the growth and evolution of the company.
In addition to his current responsibilities as production manager, Sean has served on projects as a director, producer, writer, videographer, editor, and voiceover narrator. He has often served as a project manager and is frequently the Point of Contact for both commercial and Government clients. His broad experience on a diverse range of projects allows him to bring an exceptional depth of creativity to production environments. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Video from Pennsylvania State University.
Ms. Masumi is the Senior Brand and Graphic Design Specialist at TriVision. Drawing on her more than 15 years of experience in the design and marketing field, she has played a vital role in TriVision’s growth.
Zainab has led many initiatives for companies such as the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Pace Global, Symantec, ITC Global, and MSRB. Her work has prominently featured public relations and multi-channel marketing campaigns that significantly increased brand visibility.
Zainab graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts and Visual Technologies.
Chris first joined TriVision as a young college student. After immersing himself in the Network Administrator profession for more than 10 years, he rejoined the TriVision team to unleash his creative talents.
Due to his versatile skill set and his high degree of personal motivation, Chris is able to direct and execute projects that involve video editing, graphic design and motion graphics. However, his focus is on web development — an area where he applies his extensive knowledge of PHP, ASP.NET, JS, jQuery, AJAX, XML/XSLT, CSS3, HTML5, and Bootstrap. Chris develops custom CMS (WordPress, Joomla and Drupal) themes to build engaging and responsive websites.
Accustomed to a consistently fast-paced environment, he regularly manages multiple challenging projects and provides clear communication between clients and employees. In his free time, Chris enjoys kickboxing and working on a billion dollar app to join Mark Cuban’s BBC.
Jenny Martin, CMP, is a creative and accomplished event executive with a strong history of successful event management and client satisfaction across a variety of industries including businesses, associations and non-profits.
With over ten years of event management experience, Jenny has planned, implemented and executed more than 600 programs ranging from corporate conferences, keynote and panel presentations, awards galas, televised productions, political forums and special events with an accompanying 100,000 attendees.
She has directed a number of high profile events involving political dignitaries such as President Obama and U.S. Senators, C-level executives the likes of Steve Case and David Rubenstein, and celebrity personalities. Her expertise includes site sourcing and contract negotiation, registration management, travel and housing management, speaker and VIP coordination, exhibitor/sponsor sales and fulfilment and on-site event management.
Jenny is a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She is a Certified Meeting Professional, a globally recognized badge of excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition and event industry, awarded by the Events Industry Council, and a member of the Potomac chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
Jim Bullion is an international executive with deep marketing, business development and management experience in a wide range of industries ranging from telecommunications to mining. He has successfully led military and business organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States — and often partners with senior leaders to build and expand effective organizations. He excels at relationship building and concept selling, and is a master at creating value through innovative product development, market development and product positioning. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College.
Ted McLaughlan has extensive experience in formulating and implementing digital marketing, communications, and technology strategies for long and short term initiatives. Ted also develops digital information and social management strategies for advertising, outreach, and event marketing. As a certified Enterprise Solution Architect for over 30 years with companies including EDS, Accenture, Blackstone Technology, Oracle and CSRA, plus a Co-Founder of KME.Digital, Ted provides industry-leading IT expertise for many Public Sector and Commercial challenges. He holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary History and Liberal Arts from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Krewasky Salter served more than 25 years in the United States Army, retiring as a Colonel in 2010. An Airborne Ranger, he commanded at all levels through battalion (to include deployment experience as a Battalion Commander) and served as a primary Senior Staff Officer in the Pentagon. After the military, he spent nearly two years in the civilian executive arena as Chief of Staff and Strategic Capture Manager for a large government contracting firm. Dr. Salter has a Ph.D. in History, and has done extensive academic work in the Strategic Studies and Political Science arenas. He is a published author and consultant for a Public Broadcasting Station Award Winning Documentary. For his role as Historical Advisor and Consultant on that documentary, he was awarded the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award. His 2014 book peaked at #2 on the publisher’s Top 10 history topics for 2014 and is an Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Book.
Doug Barry is a vice president at Conover + Gould Strategies Group — a Washington, DC-based consultancy specializing in strategic communications for business, non-profits, and government agencies. Barry was director of marketing and communications for the U.S. Commercial Service, the federal government’s primary export promotion organization. He also led projects in knowledge management and strategic partnerships. An award-winning video producer, Barry has written six books and hundreds of articles, many of which help U.S. businesses start or expand their international sales. In 2015, he was named International Trade Educator of the Year by NASBITE. Barry has a master’s degree from New York University and a doctorate from Columbia University.
Neil Hare, President of GVC, is a writer, creative think tank and an expert on communications and business strategy. He is a sought-after speaker at business events on marketing and communications, both inside and outside the Beltway. Hare has the unique ability to take complex ideas or topics and tell them in a way that resonates, creates an emotional response and engages an action. This unique skill set has allowed Hare to run some of the most effective campaigns and gain national media attention. Hare also has one of the most in-demand rolodexes with contacts at Fortune 500 companies, chambers of commerce, publications, news outlets and more allowing him to distribute messaging across the most effective channels and create the most powerful alliances.
Previously, Hare served as vice president of Corporate Communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he managed public policy awareness campaigns aimed at the Chamber’s three million members on issues such as tax and regulatory reform, market driven health care, energy, free trade and expanded transportation and infrastructure. Prior to taking over the communications role, Hare served as vice president of the National Chamber Foundation, the Chamber’s public policy think tank.
Before joining the Chamber, Hare was the content director of USLaw.com, the nation’s leading Web site offering legal information and services to consumers and small businesses.
Hare is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia Bar and began his career at a Washington, D.C., law firm, specializing in international law and litigation. He then became a legal editor for the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), covering America’s securities markets. He appeared regularly on CNBC, MSNBC, and FOX News as an expert on day trading and wrote columns on securities regulations for financial publications. Hare is the author of two novels, An Animal Cries, published in 1998 and God in Hell’s Kitchen published in 2011.
Hare received a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law and a B.A. in international relations from Tufts University. He is active in the soccer community and is a supporter of the Arts, even performing in the Washington Ballet’s performance of Giselle at The Kennedy Center. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, two daughters and one son.
Deborah Ziska has more than 40 years of experience in communications, media relations, marketing, public relations, advertising, public affairs, and social media in the profit and nonprofit sectors on local, national, and global levels.
After working as a publicist at the National Gallery of Art for seven years, she became the chief of press and public information in 1996. During that time she launched year-round advertising campaigns and successful online web and social media initiatives, managed communications crises and acted as the Gallery spokesperson, oversaw promotional campaigns for some 400 exhibitions, and developed external relationships resulting in institutionally beneficial promotional collaborations. Her work has garnered awards and recognition from entities including the Public Relations Society of America, Advertising Age, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and Phillips Business Information, Inc.
Before the Gallery, Ziska was an independent communications consultant; director of the Washington office of the Los Angeles-based End Hunger Network; director of media communications for the Overseas Education Fund; associate and manager of media relations for Porter, Novelli and Associates; publicity manager for the National Commission on Working Women; and publicity manager for WDVM-TV (now WUSA-TV), a CBS affiliate. She served on local and regional levels for the American Red Cross, during which time she was assigned to work on location during three natural disasters around the United States. Before that she worked in public information for the Prince George’s County School System in Maryland.
Ziska recently completed a contract with the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Galleries where she managed media relations for two major exhibitions: “Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan,” and “The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.” She teaches “Expanding Roles of Museum Marketing and Communications” for the online Museum Studies graduate program of Johns Hopkins University. She sits on the boards of the US Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and ICOM’s Marketing and Public Relations Committee. She also sits on the advisory committee for the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States and serves on the boards of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC, and Saplings, a grassroots nonprofit organization working in the rural coffee community of Potenciana, Costa Rica.
Ziska has traveled extensively throughout the world, leading press trips for international exhibitions, presenting museum and communications training seminars and workshops, participating in museum and women in business delegations, researching and documenting women in development programs and world hunger situations, studying Spanish, and producing documentaries.
Dr. Louise Pascale, Professor in the Creative Arts in Learning Division at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has worked nationally and internationally for over 25 years in the field of arts and education. She has focused her research on investigating the ways in which singing and music making impact cultural reference, community building and education. She’s committed to providing opportunities for children and teachers to experience the joy of music, opening up possibility for everyone to sing, make music and build strong learning communities.
Motivated by a long-held passion and concern for preserving traditional music, Dr. Pascale has spent the last ten years as founder and director of the Afghan Children’s Songbook & Literacy Project. The Project began in 2006 when Louise, working alongside a team of Afghans, published the songbook, Qu Qu Qu Barg-e-Chinaar: Children’s Songs from Afghanistan, which was based on a songbook she created while in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan from 1966-68. In 2002, Louise became aware of the severe music censorship that was imposed on the people of Afghanistan. Due to over twenty years of war and oppression in Afghanistan, these children’s songs were almost completely eradicated from Afghan culture.
Currently there are 50,000 copies of two songbooks – Qu Qu Qu Barg-e-Chinaar and Awasana See Sana both of which have accompanying Teacher’s Guides. They’ve been distributed to elementary schools, orphanages and family centers across Afghanistan and embraced not only as a music text but a support for basic literacy.
The Afghan Songbook Project has been recognized nationally and internationally as an important contribution to building literacy as well as preserving culture in Afghanistan. Louise was recently recognized for her work by the Canadian Women for Afghan Women (CW4WAfghan) and was honored with the prestigious Champion of Education for Afghan Women and Children Award.
Mr. Hasanyar is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Virginia, USA. He is also a government auditor and development professional with over 15 years of experience in financial management, accounting, government audits, USAID grants compliance and is well knowledgeable of federal and USAID rules & regulations.
Mr. Hasanyar’s work experience with international organizations in the United States and Afghanistan include several key finance positions such as Finance and Budget Officer at Checchi and Company Consulting, Director of Finance at the American University of Afghanistan, Financial Analyst at USAID/Afghanistan where he provided financial management advices and support to USAID technical team, managed financial audits, financial reviews and risk assessments (pre-award surveys) of USAID projects, coordinated with SIGAR and OIG on the financial audits. From 2014 to 2017, he worked as Senior Audit Consultant with Davis and Associates CPA and conducted several audits for USAID and other US government funded projects. Since 2015, he is the President and CEO of Emerging Consulting, LLC, and supported and advises clients on Afghanistan taxation compliance, to include tax exemption and tax return and filings, establishes financial management and accounting system, develops policies and procedures manual, and develops USAID-funded project budgets.
Mr. Hasanyar is also a member of the United Kingdom based internationally recognized accounting body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He also holds a Bachelor in Accounting from the Oxford Brooks University in England. He is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
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