Ambassador April H. Foley

April H. Foley served as the United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2006-2009. Ambassador Foley currently chairs The Hungary Foundation, which fosters improved understanding between the US and Hungary, through education and cultural exchange. She chairs the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS), a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit intelligence organization with a mission to defeat illicit networks that threaten global peace and security. She also serves on the board of directors of the East Northfield Water Company.

In 2003, she was appointed to be Vice Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the US. She worked for 17 years as an executive for PepsiCo in strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. She also worked for Pfizer and The Reader’s Digest. She served as an independent director for 3 public corporations, Vista Outdoor, Xerium Technologies, and Alliant Techsystems.

From 2010 to 2018, she served on the Smith College Board of Trustees, where she chaired the Investment Committee and headed the Women for the World capital campaign. She served for twelve years on the board of the United Way of Westchester, and she was President of the United Way of Northern Westchester. She served on the Atlantic Council’s Ambassadors Advisory Council. She is a member of the Council of American Ambassadors.

She holds an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Smith College.