Staff

Our program professionals bring a broad range of private sector, government, international development and NGO experience in support of member business objectives. We have built strong relationships at the highest levels of business and government throughout the Middle East and Turkey. Our staff is uniquely positioned to provide strategic counsel to member companies to help them advance their long-term business agendas. For more about the leaders that comprise our team, please click on the biographies below.

Our Staff


WASHINGTON, DC 

Khush Choksy  |  bio
Senior Vice President for Middle East and Turkey Affairs
 
Steve Lutes  |  bio
Executive Director, Middle East Affairs
Director, U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative
Executive Director, U.S.-Egypt Business Council
Office: (202) 463-5830
 
Josh Kram  |  bio
Senior Director, Middle East Affairs
Office: (202) 463-5823
 
Jennifer Miel 
Executive Director, U.S.-Bahrain Business Council
Executive Director, U.S.-Turkey Business Council 
Senior Director, Middle East Affairs
Office: (202) 463-5852
 
Bahar Dave
Manager, U.S.-Turkey Business Council & U.S.-Israel Business Initiative 
Office: (202) 463-5875
 
Carín Rising
Manager, U.S.-Egypt Business Council U.S.-GCC Business Initiative
Office: (202) 463-5734 

crising@uschamber.com

Kelsey Cadden
Coordinator 
Office: (202) 463-5924
 

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Zeynep Güven
Advisor
 

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Hagit Genish-Gill
Representative