Lisa Tompkins Sa'adeh

Independent Historian

Lisa Tompkins Sa’adeh is the founder of Black Emerald City, a tour and events company that conducts Black heritage tours throughout the Pacific Northwest and seeks preservation of relevant historical landmarks. She spent several years working in business, government and non-profits, as well as enjoying many years as an adjunct professor, teaching Global Business, Leadership and Management courses.

Lisa was raised by two passionate community leaders and civil rights activists, with her three sisters, in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, an important historical outpost of the Buffalo Soldiers. An amateur genealogist, Lisa is continually discovering the rich history of her ancestors.

Lisa has a BA in Sociology from Mount Holyoke College, an MBA in Global Management and an MS in Paralegal Studies from The George Washington University.

C. Steven McGann (1951 – )

C. Steven McGann joined the Foreign Service in 1992 and has since attained the status of Career member, Senior Foreign Service, with the rank of Minister-Counselor (FE-MC).  His overseas posts have included Taiwan, Zaire, South Africa, Australia, and Kenya. A member of the United States … Read MoreC. Steven McGann (1951 – )

George E. Moose (1944 – )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Ambassador George E. Moose’s career in international diplomacy resulted from his spending a college summer in the 1960s building a three-room schoolhouse in Tanzania.  The high point of that career came in 1983 when President Ronald Reagan nominated him to be … Read MoreGeorge E. Moose (1944 – )

Ruth A. Davis (1943 – )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" At the time of her retirement from the United States Foreign Service in 2009, Ambassador Ruth A. Davis was the longest serving Career Ambassador and at the rank of Director General of the Foreign Service, had achieved the highest ranking position … Read MoreRuth A. Davis (1943 – )