WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 20, 2020 — Winrock International, the U.S.-based national and international economic development organization, today announces the appointments of Thomas C. Green, Lisa Milton and Tuan H. Nguyen to its Board of Directors. Green is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and former Assistant U.S. Attorney who has represented members of Congress and other officials in connection with many of the most well-known and significant federal criminal trials beginning with Watergate. Milton is founder and CEO of AZAP Flores y Regalos, an online e-commerce platform, and previously led a mobile apps company that created over 50 applications and was pre-loaded onto over a million phones in Latin America. Nguyen is Senior Client Advisor and Managing Director of the Family Office at Rockefeller Capital Management, where he is responsible for helping lead the efforts in the Mid-Atlantic region by advising families in all aspects of their financial life.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tom, Lisa and Tuan to the board of directors of Winrock International,” said Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson. “We see in them not only superlative career achievements but also an ability to anticipate and fulfill the needs of our most vulnerable. Lisa worked as a community organizer in California for eight years and founded the nonprofit LA Voice to advocate for the creation of health insurance for undocumented children. Tuan, an immigrant from Vietnam, gives back by volunteering with organizations that provide scholarships and other opportunities for kids in need. And Tom is president of the nonprofit International Anti-Corruption Research Center, which offers advanced training programs and tools to help detect, prove and prevent corruption and fraud in major international development projects. I anticipate invaluable contributions from Tom, Lisa and Tuan.”
Thomas C. Green, President of the International Anti-Corruption Research Center, is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who has represented members of Congress and other public and corporate officials in connection with many of the most well-known and significant federal criminal trials and investigations beginning with the Watergate case. For many years he managed Sidley Austin’s criminal defense practice group in Washington, D.C. Green is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and has practiced law there for more than 45 years. Throughout his career, he has taught civil and criminal trial practice at clinical programs sponsored by law schools, bar associations and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and he has been a frequent lecturer and panelist at professional programs for lawyers. He is a member of the board and the treasurer of the National Symphony Orchestra. Green is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his law degree from Yale University.
Lisa Milton is the founder and CEO of AZAP Flores y Regalos, an online e-commerce platform focused on flower and gift delivery in Mexico and the United States. Previously, she was the director of a mobile apps company that created over 50 applications and was pre-loaded onto over a million phones in Latin America, partnering with Samsung, Telefonica and the Mexico City government. Before entering the tech world, Milton worked as a community organizer in California for eight years. She founded the nonprofit LA Voice to advocate for the creation of health insurance for undocumented children and to help establish a high school focused on film in South Los Angeles. In 2005, she was awarded Woman of the Year by the California Legislature for the 22nd State Senate District. Lisa graduated cum laude from Columbia University, studied social and political science at Cambridge University, and received her MBA from Wharton.
Tuan H. Nguyen is a Senior Client Advisor and Managing Director of the Family Office at Rockefeller Capital Management, where he helps lead the efforts in the Mid-Atlantic region by closely advising families in all aspects of their financial life. Prior to joining Rockefeller, Tuan was Executive Director and Senior Investment Specialist at the J.P. Morgan Private Bank. He also served as Executive Director and Market Investment Team Leader in the bank’s New York office, and has also worked at Smith Barney, Citigroup Global Markets, Prudential Securities and IDS Financial Services. Given his humble roots as an immigrant from Vietnam, he believes in “paying it forward” and serves on the advisory boards of Summer Search of Philadelphia, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, the Asian Arts Initiative and the Asian American Studies Scholarship at University of Maryland College Park. He also serves on the Corporate Advisory Council of the Barnes Foundation and has been active with Philadelphia Futures and Cradles to Crayons. Nguyen earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland College Park.