Leadership

Our Executive Leadership Team ensures that DAI’s passion for development is delivered with the discipline of a business. Embracing the rigors of the market-place—competition and innovation—they set the standards for a company dedicated to delivering both development results and development value. The Executive Leadership Team reports to DAI's Board of Directors.

James Boomgard

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim has worked at the forefront of economic development issues for more than 30 years in more than 30 countries.

Read More

 

Jean Gilson

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Marketing Group

Jean leads the firm’s work on strategy, market analysis, external relations, and communications.

Read More

 

Michael Jakobowski

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Jakobowski has more than 20 years of management and consulting experience, including in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, business process integration, and 11 years in public accounting with Price Waterhouse, Coopers & Lybrand, and Johnson Lambert.

Read More

 

Julian Lob-Levyt

Senior Vice President, International

Julian manages DAI’s international operations—including the HTSPE team—and oversees efforts to leverage DAI’s expertise and competencies across its international network.

Read More

 

Elizabeth “Betsy” Marcotte

Senior Vice President, U.S. Government Business Unit

Betsy leads the development, marketing, and delivery of DAI’s technical solutions for the U.S. government services market.

Read More

 

Zan Northrip

Vice President 
Zan leads DAI’s Delivery unit, which is implementing projects across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

Read More

 

Laura Viehmyer

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Laura’s career spans 25 years in human resources management for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Read More

 

Helle Weeke

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Helle is DAI’s principal legal advisor, responsible for managing all of the firm’s legal affairs.

Read More