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NMI founder Keri Douglas is recognized for her leadership and unique ability to build-bridges between communities through media outreach, government relations and the arts.

NMI has an extensive global network of business contacts and communications specialists.

Keri Douglas

Douglas works domestically and globally with businesses, authors, independent filmmakers and non-profit educational organizations to develop working strategies and clear messages. Her extensive network of government, media, business, political and NGO contacts around the world and her strong reputation for building bridges between communities during times of crisis is impressive.

As a consultant, she is most proud of having created and produced the nation’s Sweet Charity awareness campaign to highlight the global crisis of orphans and children living with AIDS. Annual event sponsors include senior members of Congress, media personalities and more than 100 businesses.

While at the Embassy of Switzerland, Ms. Douglas served as Press Secretary during an international communications crisis. Her primary issues concerned Holocaust assets in Switzerland, Swiss banking, money laundering and humanitarian actions (especially ICRC, asylum seekers, refugees, war crimes and the Geneva Conventions). As her role expanded, she strengthened the embassy’s access to members of Congress. Douglas initiated the Swiss Embassy’s annual congressional staff educational program – the first ever for the Swiss government. She also designed and produced an ongoing series of delegation visits to Switzerland for U.S. media, American business leaders and local, state and federal political officials, which covered issues on energy, environment and women’s issues. She also assisted in establishing the Swiss Congressional Caucus.

Ms. Douglas served as a writer for both Presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. In between these administrations, Ms. Douglas managed the volunteer office for president Reagan's personal office in Los Angeles. During the latter part of the Bush administration, Ms. Douglas assisted the Director of Voice of America.

Douglas has lived in Poland, India, Lebanon, Greece, West Berlin and has traveled extensively on her clients’ behalf throughout Europe, Asia and Latin/South America. She speaks French and has studied Italian and Japanese.

Special Speaking Engagements:

"Resiliency" seminar, Foreign Service Training Center - annual guest speaker since 2006

“Be a Part of the Solution in a Global Crisis” Utah Valley State College, Provo, Utah

“Get Involved, Take Action”, panel speaker, the International Global Nomads Conference, Fairfax, VA

“International Organizations on the Frontline”, Tempo International conference in Arizona

“Who are you Mentoring?” presentation at the National Association of Counties annual conference, Washington, DC

“What is chocolate?” an interview with the leading global technical expert in chocolate

“A Conversation with Helen Thomas” (film)


Special Photography Exhibits:

  • DragonFly Decor Design, "Secret Door to Tibet", October 2006
  • Gallery G, “Iguazu Series No. 1 to No. 4”, February 2005
    Hotel Rouge, “Unexpected Beauty”, December 2004 through January 2005
  • American Geological Association Image Bank - photographs of Iguazu Falls, Brazil
  • Annual National Press Club Members Exhibit - “Colors”, “NYC Timeless”, “Bangkok”, “Maka Indians”, "Timeless in Tibet"

Special Signature Events:

Sweet Charity for AIDS Orphans 
Launch in Washington, DC
Special guest speakers:
Congressman Jim Leach, initiated funding for PEPFAR
General Wilma Vaught, USAF (Ret.), of the Women's Military Memorial
Damascene , FXB Rwanda Director for AIDS orphans
Miles Roston/Sara Lambert, directors of "14 Million Dreams"
Bob Levey, Washington Hospital VP and former Washington Post columnist
Lesli Foster, WUSA9 News Anchor
Brad Bell, ABC7/WJLA-TV
Philip Braun, president, Albert Uster Imports


Albert Uster Imports
Potomac Communications Group

Countless pastry chefs in the Washington, DC area

"14 Million Dreams" Film Screening
Special guest speakers:  
Dr. Garth Graham, White House Fellow, HHS - Human Rights Doctor
Fatou Fall, AIDS educator in West Africa
Miles Roston, film director
Sara Lambert, director, producer
Sponsor:  Sundance Film Channel
at the National Press Club
Washington, DC

"Last Chance for Peace:  Sierra Leon" Documentary Screening
Special guests:
Ambassador John Leigh of Sierra Leone to the United States
Ambassador John Melrose of the US to Sierra Leone
Doug Farah, West Africa Correspondent, The Washington Post
Miles Roston, film director, Sara Lambert, producer 
Special guest:  David Crane, new War Crimes Prosecutor
at the National Press Club
Washington, DC 

"The Untold Story of Emmett Till" Documentary Screening
Special guest:  Keith Beauchamp, film director
at the National Press Club
Washington, DC

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