Mary Eisenhower to Join People to People Ambassador Programs' Advisory Board

Eisenhower starts new chapter in family legacy

Jan 22, 2014, 09:01 ET from People to People Ambassador Programs

SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences, has announced that Mary Eisenhower, granddaughter of People to People International founder President Dwight D. Eisenhower, has joined the company's Education Advisory Board as a Humanitarian Ambassador.

Eisenhower brings her tenure and experience as CEO of People to People International to the Ambassador Programs' team to further the group's mission of enriching its program itineraries and enhance experiential learning opportunities.

"We are truly honored to have Mary join the People to People family," said Anthony Dombrowik, interim CEO for People to People Ambassador Programs. "She adds an invaluable skill set to the advisory board with her many years as a global humanitarian, not to mention her unique personal history, and experience in building People to People International, the non-profit founded by President Eisenhower in 1956."

Eisenhower has visited over 50 countries in the last six years. Her trips have ranged from goodwill missions to meeting first families to distributing food and supplies in developing countries to cultural and humanitarian exchanges.

Eisenhower joins the following Advisory Board members:

  • Dan Domenech, Ph.D., Executive Director of American Association of School Administrators
  • Edward L. Davis, Ed.D., Executive Director of DECA
  • Dr. Darla Strouse, Executive Director Partnerships, Development and Recognition for Office of the State Superintendent for the Maryland State Department of Education
  • Anne L. Bryant, Ed.D., Executive Director, Emeritus, National School Boards Association
  • Kathy Hurley, Executive Vice President of Educational Alliances, Pearson Foundation
  • Diane Barrett, former Vice President, Education Sales and Services for USA Today
  • Gail Connelly, Executive Director of National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • JoAnn Bartoletti, Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • William D. Waidelich, Ed.D., Executive Director, Association for Middle Level Education
  • Joseph A. Miller, Vice President K-12 Education, Follett Education

In addition to her role on the Advisory Board, Eisenhower will also travel annually on select Student Ambassador programs and serve as a guest speaker at company engagements throughout the year.

"My career has led me to a place where I can offer unique insight and expertise in the area of student educational travel," said Mary Eisenhower, Humanitarian Ambassador for People to People. "And with globalization occurring at a feverish pace, my grandfather's vision of bridging international divides through exchange is as relevant and important as ever for youth today entering a global society."

Eisenhower was awarded the Medal of Honor from the Slovak Republic and Friendship Ambassador from the People's Republic of China. She has also been awarded the Knight of Peace Award from the International University in Assisi, Italy and holds Honorary Doctorates in Humane Letters from Schiller International University, Park University and William Jewell College.

For more information about People to People's Advisory Board visit

About People to People Ambassador Programs

People to People Ambassador Programs is the world's most recognized studenteducational travel provider. Since the 1960s, more than 500,000 people from around the world have traveled with People to People Ambassador Programs to help further global understanding through cross-cultural exchange. Offering unmatched safety measures and unparalleled access to foreign cultures and countries, People to People Ambassador Programs promotes personal success in a globalized world and fosters international friendships for both students and professional adults.

People to People Ambassador Programs is the exclusive educational travel provider of People to People International (PTPI), a nonprofit organization founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to promote peace through understanding worldwide. Together, PTPI and People to People Ambassador Programs are united in a mission to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange. For more information, please visit  

About Ambassadors Group

Ambassadors Group Inc. (NASDAQ: EPAX) is an education company located in Spokane, Washington. Ambassadors Group, Inc. is the parent company of Ambassador Programs, Inc., World Adventures Unlimited, Inc., and BookRags, Inc., an educational research website. The Company also oversees the Washington School of World Studies, an accredited travel study and distance learning school. Additional information about Ambassadors Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries is available at In this press release, "Company", "we", "us", and "our" refer to Ambassadors Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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