SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS
Globalization | Security | Corporate Culture | Strategic Planning
John Sitilides, a government relations and international affairs specialist, is Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC. In strategic partnership with former Members of Congress, he manages a client portfolio including environmental regulation, private property rights, energy technology, and natural resources issues. Current projects include federal budget authorization and water infrastructure projects, Clean Water Act wetlands permitting, and technology communication strategies.
Mr. Sitilides manages the State Departmentís professional development program for senior U.S. diplomats serving in Southeastern Europe, under a U.S. government contract. Twice recognized by the State Department for expertise in public policy and international relations, Sitilides speaks on geopolitical risk management at investor and business conferences, and before government, military and intelligence community audiences. He has testified before Congress and is interviewed frequently on American politics, national security and global affairs by broadcast, print and new media.
John Sitilides serves on the Board of Directors of 3doo, Inc., a 3D media technology company, and of Biovest International, a biopharmaceutical company developing personalized cancer vaccines.
From 2005-2010, Mr. Sitilides served as Board Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center Southeast Europe Project, following seven years as Executive Director of the Western Policy Center, an international relations institute he launched in 1997 to research and forecast U.S. political, commercial and security issues in southeastern Europe. He directed the centerís strategic planning, policy analysis, political and corporate communications, and financial management until he negotiated its 2004 merger with the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Previously, he served as federal affairs strategist to AKT Development Corporation, a major California land development corporation, where he managed Congressional & Executive branch agency lobbying & communications strategies on federal wetlands, endangered species, and property rights issues. He launched his professional career as a communications and legislative aide to Senator Alfonse DíAmato (R-NY), including on successful re-election campaigns in 1986 and 1992.
John Sitilides holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Queens College. He lives in McLean, VA with his wife, who is an attorney and businesswoman, and their four sons.