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M. Christine Vick ’71


Chancellor's Global Leadership Council

Christine Vick serves as managing director for North Oak LLC. Her client experience includes a variety of industries, ranging from agriculture to biotechnology to consumer products. She specializes in developing and implementing domestic and foreign government affairs strategies, assessing international political and economic risk, and facilitating commercial partnerships in emerging markets.

Vick has a strong personal interest in the People’s Republic of China, where she has traveled extensively since her first visit with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1974. She has assisted a number of multinational corporations in achieving their business interests in China, as well as other countries and regions throughout the world. In addition, she closely follows trends in the U.S. Congress and in U.S. foreign policy, along with evolving political and economic undercurrents in foreign countries, to determine their impact on commercial activities in key global markets. Vick’s involvement in foreign affairs dates to 1971 when she began her service at the U.S. Department of State, commencing her work with Kissinger in 1973. In 1977, she accompanied Kissinger to the private sector and culminated her association with him as vice president of Kissinger Associates, headquartered in New York. Her work bridging the public and private sectors in the international arena continued upon her return to Washington, D.C., where she joined the law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy as senior policy advisor. Vick was a founding partner of the international consulting firm Andreae, Vick and Associates which merged with The Cohen Group in 2003. Vick served as senior advisor at The Cohen Group through October 2017.

Vick has served in a number of pro bono and congressionally appointed positions supporting study broad initiatives. She is a trustee emeritus of Gettysburg College. Currently, Vick serves as a member of the International Advisory Council of the United States Institute of Peace and as a member of the advisory board of the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs.