Michael Klosson

Title: Vice President
Company: Save The Children
Location: Rockville, Maryland, United States

Michael Klosson, who retired in 2021 after serving 14 years as Vice President at Save the Children, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in administration and diplomacy.

In 2007, Mr. Klosson joined Save the Children, the international organization founded in England in 1919 dedicated to improving the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. As Vice President for Policy and Humanitarian Response, he oversaw public policy and advocacy work, with his purview spanning health, education, food security and humanitarian crises. He has represented Save the Children at numerous international conferences including G8 and G20 summits and the United Nations, as well as contributing to the organization’s response to conflict in Syria and Yemen, displacement of Rohingya from Myanmar, and numerous natural disasters. (delete: the Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods.)

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in history from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, in 1971, Mr. Klosson continued his education with a Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration and Master of Politics from Princeton University, New Jersey in 1975.

Mr. Klosson has enjoyed a stellar career as a diplomat, serving as a career Foreign Service officer with numerous overseas posts in Asia and Europe and in Washington, including United States Ambassador to Cyprus, Consul General in Hong Kong, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission in Stockholm and The Hague, and Special Assistant to the Secretary of State. In addition, he has taught international affairs at his alma mater, Hamilton College. Now retired, he serves on the Board of Save the Children Hong Kong, is a member of the Leadership Circle of Foreign Policy for America, has been appointed an adjunct professor at George Washington University, is recording original songs with members of his old rock group Agape and looks forward to traveling with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren in the coming years.

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