Betsy Bassan is the founder, President, and CEO of Panagora Group, a woman-owned small business that provides integrated and novel solutions in international health and development. The main goal of this company is to develop innovative solutions that are tailored to developing country needs that maximize sustainability. She has held executive and leadership positions with a variety of organizations, such as, Chemonics International, Save the Children, and SID-Washington. In addition to these positions, she played a key role in founding the Coalition of International Development Companies (CIDC) and served on its executive committee while also serving on the board and executive committee of the USGLC. She is a senior planner and management specialist with more than 30 years of experience in design, implementation and evaluating international development projects that strengthens institutions and builds public-private partnerships. Bassan holds an M.A. from Columbia University, where she participated in a joint degree program on Planning in Developing Nations within the School of International Affairs and the Division of Urban Planning, as well as, a B.A. cum laude from St. John’s College and served on its board.