Everyone knows that PCFR is Arizona’s premier foreign affairs organization, bringing substantive international programming and community engagement to the Valley of the Sun. But it’s not just our programming that sets PCFR apart. It’s our members too!
Each season, we gather PCFR members to share their stories. Following the stories, you will have the opportunity to network and speak to the storytellers themselves. Expand your perspective and your network through PCFR Worldly Perspectives — the world’s stories told from our own backyard.
This is a PCFR member and prospective member program with networking. Complimentary appetizers and drinks included.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Worldly Perspectives: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST
The Pub at Thunderbird
401 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Glen Loveland began his career as Press Secretary for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall (D-N.M.). He has worked in public relations for a number of clients. He lived in Beijing, China for 13 years (2007-2020), where he worked for Pearson, The Walt Disney Company, and became the first foreigner hired by China Central Television (CCTV)/China Global TV Network (CGTN) as a Human Resources manager. In Arizona, he has worked in community marketing at Yelp and now heads the HR function at UIS, a Taiwanese firm involved in the TSMC fab project in north Phoenix. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Massachusetts.
Erika Schupak Neuberg is a psychologist and political advocate committed to bringing people together by strengthening pro-social and democratic institutions. She is a National Board member with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) where she educates members of Congress and other force multipliers about the importance of the U.S. – Israel relationship. In January, 2021, she was selected unanimously by her partisan colleagues to serve as Arizona's third independent redistricting chair.
Erika is a graduate of Colorado College, where she studied political science, and earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Arizona State University. She has a part-time life coaching practice with a focus on positive psychology and life transitions. She is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Fellowship, where she studied jewish thought, history, and leadership, and continues to volunteer regularly with local faith-based organizations, synagogues, and after-school programs for disadvantaged youth.
Erika is married to Steven Neuberg, Foundation Professor and Chair of Psychology at Arizona State University, and is the proud mother of three adult children - Rachel, Zachary, and Elliot.
Adelaida V. Severson
Adelaida V. Severson, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Bushtex, Inc., a satellite communications firm, specializing in remote broadcast transmissions worldwide. Bushtex was founded by Adelaida and her husband, Barry, in 1994.
Born to and raised in Hawaii, Dr. Severson graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and International Relations from the University of Southern California. She received a Masters of Mass Communication and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Arizona State University. Her background includes public relations, broadcast journalism, marketing, events management, philanthropy, and satellite communications.
Dr. Severson has received numerous awards and accolades with Bushtex throughout her career. Adelaida was selected as a 2022 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Pacific Southwest region. She was inducted into the Arizona State University Sun Devil 100 Class of 2021, for the fourth year in a row. At the ASU Cronkite School December 2017 Convocation, she was named into the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School Hall of Fame Alumni. The AZ Business Magazine named her one of the “Most Influential Women in Arizona, Phoenix;” Business Journal named her one of 25 Top Dynamic Business Women in Phoenix; The AZ Republic named her an “Arizona Original.”
Jacob Weinberg is an Audit & Assurance Senior Manager with Deloitte, Touche, and Tohmatsu in the Gilbert, AZ office where he leads teams of up to thirty professionals in completing various complex and highly technical engagements. He also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Arizona Army National Guard as a Brigade Operations Officer for the 198th Regional Support Group responsible for overseeing planning, training, and execution for base defense and logistical support operations. Jacob has over 13 years in the accounting industry and has served both public and private companies, large and small, for various reasons including both traditional IPOs and SPACs. He has been a practicing CPA for over 10 years. Additionally, Jacob served 4 years active duty with the 82nd Airborne including two overseas deployments to Iraq and then became a traditional part-time guardsman. As a traditional guardsman, he has commanded both an infantry and a reconnaissance unit and has travelled to Germany, Hawaii, and Kazakhstan as well as serving on active orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hailing from just outside Chicago, Jacob has lived in seven states while visiting 44 total as well as 31 countries. In his spare time, he is an active member of the Phoenix Council on Foreign Relations (PCFR), Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), and Arizona Association of Economic Development (AAED) while also serving as an officer for his club rugby team. He received his BA in Economics from the University of Arizona, his MBA from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and Masters of Accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He’s currently working on his Masters of International Relations from the Harvard Extension School at Harvard University and is set to graduate in August 2023. His military accolades include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation (w/4x Oak Leaf Clusters), Iraq Campaign Medal (w/2x Campaign Stars), Ranger tab, Basic Airborne Badge, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge-Gold.