Alexander Easdale is Managing Principal of Forging Alliances Inc., an internationally focused consulting firm that specializes in nonprofit and political fundraising, leadership development, capacity-building and education management.
Throughout his career, Alexander has held multiple leadership positions in the non-profit sector, academia, business and government. In his varied roles and as a consultant, Alexander has raised more than $14 million for multiple initiatives and causes, developing a niche in grant-writing and institutional fundraising.
Alexander has a Master’s degree in International Relations/Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University.
Forging Alliance’s Vice-President, Knellee Bisram, is a Trinidad and Tobago native who has extensive experience in Latin America and the Caribbean.
She has held senior positions in the Free Trade Area of the Americas Secretariat, and has consulted for multi-sector international development projects aimed at socio-economic transformation in the region. Knellee has also supported fundraising and strategic planning initiatives through Alliance Consulting International and Forging Alliances.
She is an educator teaching university courses in economics, political science and social sciences for the Ana G. Mendez University System, and Cardinal Gibbons High School. Currently, Knellee provides professional development on integrating present moment awareness into different environments. She is also the founder and Executive Director of AHAM Education, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower youth, women and veterans by teaching the power of present moment awareness and positive mental attitude. Knellee is fluent in four languages, including English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and loves to travel the world.