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Welcome to C&O Resources, Inc., a Washington, DC based international consulting and business development group focused on North Africa and the Middle East, founded in 1992 by President & CEO Sandra L. Charles.

Strategically located in Northern Virginia, our proximity to the international political and business communities of Washington, DC position us ideally to provide support to our clients in the complex world of international business development and USG policy analysis.

Our site contains information about our company, our services, employee bios, recent articles and publications, contact information and directions to our offices.

We hope you find our site informative and look forward to hearing from you.

Special Announcements

C&O Resources, Inc. Personnel Announcement
Joy Drucker, former State Deputy Assistant Secretary,
On Board as Senior Advisor for Legislative Issues

We are pleased to announce the addition of Joy E. Drucker to our staff as Senior Advisor for Legislative Issues. Joy has over twenty years of experience working in the Executive branch and the U.S. Congress, as well as the private and non-profit sectors on a wide range of foreign policy and national security issues. From 2011-2013, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs, an office where she previously served, from 1999-2001, as the Legislative Management Officer for Near Eastern Affairs. She also was a Vice President at Stonebridge International, a strategic advisory firm founded by former National Security Advisor Samuel Berger. Joy served in leadership capacities with a number of Washington’s leading think thanks, including the Council on Foreign Relations and the Partnership for a Secure America. She began her work in Washington as foreign policy adviser to the House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt. In addition to monitoring Congress, Joy will be responsible for our On-the-Hill Weekly Update which we will resume publishing next week.

C&O Resources, Inc. Personnel Announcement
Additional Personnel Changes and Staff Responsibilities

C&O Resources, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of new staff members. These individuals bring expertise and talent to C&O, enhancing our ability to provide the highest level of service to our clients.

In her capacity as CEO, Sandra Charles will continue to provide overall guidance, in coordination with new senior staff additions.

Ambassador Adam Ereli, who joined C&O last month, will serve as Vice President with responsibility for business development, client outreach and contributing to our analytical work. He also will be engaged in promoting our Strategic Advisory Solutions International (SASI) group.

Caitlin Miller has joined C&O as our Legislative Analyst from her previous position working on the Hill.

Ambassador Ron Schlicher and Dan Arbell will continue as Senior Advisors responsible for producing many of our analytical products on a range of Middle East issues.

Nate Mason, formerly with the Commerce Department, stays on as Senior Advisor for Economic and Commercial analysis, as well as on North Africa. He is also Executive Director of our Strategic Advisory Solutions International (SASI) group.

David Herman continues his work as Information Analyst, which includes think-tank reporting, and Randall Allen continues as our Business Manager.

Bios of our staff can be found on this website by selecting the "Staff" link on the left.

We look forward to continuing our work with you in what looks to be interesting times ahead.

Warmest regards!

Sandra (Sandy)

Sandra Charles: Atlantic Council Board Member

Sandra Charles was invited to serve as a member of the Board of the Atlantic Council (AC) in 2014, following her work with the Friends of Brent Committee of the AC's Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security, which was established on May 3, 2011. The Scowcroft Center, which began its work in 2012 has considerably expanded the AC’s longstanding work on international security issues, including in the Middle East. The Center reflects former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft's legacy of principled, consistent non-partisan foreign policy leadership in close cooperation with transatlantic allies and global partners. Ms. Charles serves on the AC’s Syria and Libya Working Groups, as well as the “kitchen cabinet” of the Middle East Strategy Task Force.

C&O CEO Becomes ANERA Board Member

On July 2, 2010, in response to an invitation from the President and Board of Directors, our CEO, Sandra Charles, was inducted as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA). She accepted the invitation because of her belief in the work of the organization and its primary mission: to advance the well-being of people in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan.

ANERA has a strong, proven track record of success in working through partnerships and close consultation with local groups and communities in response to economic, health and educational needs, providing sustainable solutions and delivering humanitarian aid, especially during emergencies and crises.

Incorporated in 1968 to help ease the suffering of Palestinian refugees after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, ANERA is non-political and non-religious, and is one of the largest American non-profits working solely in the Middle East for 40 years.

Delivering $48.5 million in FY 2009 for programs in the Middle East, ANERA is located in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan, where it employs more than 60 full-time staff who are locally hired and work with local partners.

ANERA helps local institutions become more self-sufficient and effective in serving their communities. Every project is planned in consultation with the communities that ultimately benefit — an approach that ensures relevancy and commitment, and secures the long-term viability of the projects.

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