Meet The Team

ISS Executives collectively have decades of experience leading international schools. They bring deep, practical knowledge of all aspects of school management and educational best practices to our clients.

ISS has a team of seasoned and highly regarded professionals in several offices: over 50 staff in ISS’s Princeton, New Jersey headquarters; two additional offices in Shenzhen, China; as well as LEVEL 5 Creativity and Innovation Hubs in China and Bahrain. ISS senior staff have extensive international education experience, as well as advanced degrees and certifications in education, finance, accounting and technology.

Senior Leadership Team

Laura Benson

Director of Curriculum and Professional Development

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Arnie Bieber

Senior Leadership Search Executive

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Desiree Bryant

Director of Human Resources

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John Burns

Chief Innovation Officer

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Keith Cincotta

Director of School Services/Senior Leadership Executive, Managed Schools

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Liz Duffy


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Kristin Evins

Chief Finance and Administration Officer

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Carlene Hamley

Director of School Development

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Tom Hawkins

Vice President – School Startup, Management, and Operations

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Sharon Lawler-Sudell

Chief Marketing Officer

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Joel Jr. Llaban

Director of DEIJ

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Dick Moore

Senior Leadership Executive

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Pauline O'Brien

Director of Global Recruitment Business Strategy and Development

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Beth Pfannl

Vice President, Global Recruitment

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Stephen Plisinski

Director of Business Development

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David Randall

Senior Leadership Executive, Governed Schools/Leadership Searches

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Nadine Richards

Director of Leadership Searches

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Deirdre Simon

Director of Finance & Foundations

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Greg Smith

Vice President, Asia Pacific

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Dana Specker Watts

Director of Learning, Research, & Outreach

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Rob Zangara

Director of Information Technology

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