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The Alliance for International Exchange has named Mark Overmann as its new Executive Director. He will begin his tenure on October 3.

Overmann rejoins the Alliance, where he served as Deputy Director, and as Assistant Director/Senior Policy Specialist.

The Alliance, an association of 80 U.S.-based exchange organizations, serves as the collective policy voice of the exchange community.

For the past 3 years, Overmann served as a Senior Manager for Accenture Federal Services, where he managed a major Department of State program focused on global health and diplomacy.

“We are thrilled to have Mark Overmann return to the Alliance as our Executive Director,” said Jennifer Clinton, chair of the Alliance Board and President of Cultural Vistas. “All of Mark’s professional career – his varied work in our community, both with exchange organizations and with the Alliance, his leadership role in the consulting world, and his personal exchange experiences make him the ideal person to lead the Alliance in these challenging times.

“This appointment is the culmination of an extensive and very competitive search. We believe Mark has unique capacities to listen and learn from our diverse membership, and to lead the Alliance to new levels of success.”

Prior to joining Accenture, Overmann worked at InterExchange, a large New York-based exchange organization, as Vice President of External Affairs.

Before his first stint with the Alliance, Overmann was Program Associate at the National Council for International Visitors (now Global Ties US), and Director of College Communications at Georgetown University.

He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds an M.A. from American University. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad in France, and after completing his degree, taught English in Northeast China, in a small town near the North Korean border.