NEW YORK, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- James G. Brooks, Jr., Founder and CEO of GlassView, has been selected as a member of the 2017 class of Young Leaders, a prestigious leadership honor by the French-American Foundation.
Each year, the French-American Foundation, with offices in New York and Paris, selects highly accomplished individuals under the age of 40 from business, government, journalism, academia and culture who reflect the future of the two nations. The Young Leaders then participate in two multi-day events – one in France and one in the U.S. – to meet with local and national leaders, explore the cultures of both nations, and exchange ideas on social, economic, and political issues critical to trans-Atlantic relations.
"I am extremely honored to be selected for the 2017 class of the French American Foundation Young Leaders Program," said Brooks. "I'm humbled to be joining such an illustrious group to support this incredibly important initiative."
Prior U.S. Young Leaders include President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Senators Evan Bayh and Bill Bradley, Gen. Wesley Clark, former Gov. Bobby Jindal, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, former White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, former World Bank President Robert Zoellick, journalist Gwen Ifill, Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson, and business leaders Frank Herringer (Transamerica Corporation) and John Thain (CIT Group).
French alums include President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (2012 and 2011 respectively), President François Hollande, former Prime Minister Alain Juppé, former Higher Education Minister Valérie Pécresse, Henri de Castries (former Chair & CEO, AXA), Alexandre de Juniac (former Chair & CEO, Air France-KLM), Anne Lauvergeon (Chair & CEO , AREVA), and Michel Bon (former CEO, France Télécom).
The 2017 new class of American Young Leaders:
- Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner for International Affairs, New York City Mayor's Office
- Nicolas Bernadi, Partner, La Boulangerie de San Francisco and Founder, Sitari Ventures
- James G. Brooks, Jr., Founder and CEO, GlassView
- Frank Demaille, President and CEO, ENGIE North America
- Jason El Koubi, President and CEO, One Acadiana
- Kathryn Finney, Managing Director and Founder, Digitalundivided
- Maya Kalieva Henry, Senior Vice President, PIMCO
- Olivier Kamanda, Director, Code.gov and Presidential Innovation Fellow
- Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York, Consulate General of France
- Michael Morales, White House Fellow, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force
- Adrien Treuille, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
The Foundation will convene its 2016 and 2017 classes – a group of more than 40 up-and-coming leaders – in San Francisco for its Young Leaders annual meeting in October.
GlassView's mission is to ensure clients' videos appear on top-tier sites reaching the most engaged influential audiences. Best known for delivering the highest level of performance, the GlassView social video platform offers access to over 1.2 billion unique users worldwide, and over 250 million unique users in the United States (comscore Nov 2016), reaching 98% of the connected country.
GlassView's team includes a Board of Directors comprised of former LVMH North America Chairman Renaud Dutreil, who previously held several ministerial positions in the highest levels of French Government; Chien Chung (Didi) Pei, chairman of the China Institute and partner in the legendary Pei Partnership Architects; Beauty and Well Being Founder & Editor Clémence von Mueffling; Jim Porcarelli, Co-Founder of MediaCom North America; former Conde Nast executive Stephanie Newhouse; CBS Revenue & Operations Executive Director Dennis Colon; former Vogue.com Creative Director Candy Pratts Price; and Gregory Baker, former UK Minister of Energy & Climate Change and current member of the House of Lords.
Launched in 2015, GlassView is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world including Japan, London, Europe and the Middle East. For more information on GlassView, please visit glassview.com.
About the French-American Foundation
Established in 1976 and building on more than two centuries of shared ideals between France and the United States, the French-American Foundation is the official non-governmental link between the two great nations. It was founded by Presidents Gerald Ford and Valery Giscard d'Estaing and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
The French-American Foundation-U.S. works to enrich a trans-Atlantic relationship that is essential in today's world. With its sister group, the French-American Foundation-France, the Foundation brings together leaders, policymakers, and a wide range of professionals to exchange views and share experiences in areas of mutual concern for mutual benefit.
The Foundation addresses current policy issues including education; immigration; security and defense; business and the economy; energy and the environment; urban development and renewal; health care; and cultural policy. Programs include its signature Young Leaders program; its annual International Conference on Cyber-Security; high-level professional exchanges; and study tours for leaders in government, business, academia, media, and culture, creating a rich network of people and ideas for action. It also oversees the French-American Foundation Translation Prizes, considered the most prestigious award in the field.
Young Leaders Program
Established in 1981, the Young Leaders Program has become the flagship program of the French-American Foundation, intended to create a large and vibrant network of French-American leaders. Each year, the Foundation brings together small groups of carefully selected up-and-coming individuals from government, business, media, military, culture and the non-profit sector. The annual meetings, alternating between the two nations, provide Young Leaders with the opportunity to spend five days together discussing issues of common concern and, more importantly, forging relationships that last a lifetime.