USCIB has welcomed several new policy support staff at the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. In November, USCIB welcomed Katya Nicholas as USCIB’s new Executive Assistant, Office of the President replacing Crys Won who has left the position in March 2021. Agnes Vinblad joined later in November as USCIB Policy and Program Associate, Sustainability. Finally, USCIB welcomed Angela Goulovitch, starting most recently on January 3, 2022 as Policy and Program Associate, Corporate Responsibility & Labor Affairs.
For the past several years, Katya Nicholas has served in a number of C-Suite EA positions in New York and San Francisco, including for a marketing technology company and a technical company supporting the automotive retail industry. Her experience includes calendar, travel, and project management; team coordination; event management and meeting logistics; communications and HR. Nicholas has expressed great interest in USCIB’s mission, and is an internationalist herself. She was born in St. Petersburg, and lived in Prague and Vienna before moving to California.
She has an MA in Communications/Translation and Interpreting (English/French/Russian) and also speaks Czech, Spanish and German. She has certificates in High-Tech Product Management/Marketing and Project Management from UC Berkeley. She is also a photographer and certified Clifton Strengths Assessment coach. Nicholas is based in USCIB’s New York office.
Agnes Vinblad is based in USCIB’s New York office, working closely with USCIB Senior Vice President, Policy and Global Strategy Norine Kennedy, supporting USCIB’s advocacy and representation at the UN and other inter-governmental forums relating to environment and the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, including the SDGs. Vinblad brings professional experience with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, where she spent the past two years working with questions related to youth, the SDGs and social innovation.
She has held other short-term appointments with multiple NGOs and international organizations. Additionally, Vinblad holds private sector experience from working in strategy consulting and other administrative roles. In 2018, Vinblad was appointed as a Delegate for the Y7 (Youth 7) – one of the official G7 Engagement Groups. This opportunity brought her to both Brussels, Belgium and Ottawa, Canada. She has lived and worked in Norway, China, Hong Kong, as well as her native Sweden, prior to settling in New York.
Angela Goulovitch is based in USCIB’s New York office, working closely with USCIB Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs Gabriella Rigg Herzog on USCIB advocacy work and Member engagement on cross-cutting issues of corporate responsibility and responsible business conduct, labor, corporate governance, human rights and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goulovitch joins USCIB with over 10 years of professional experience in the public and private sectors, with a strong track record of excellence in communications, project management and partnership building, among other areas. Most recently, Goulovitch served as External Advisor on UN affairs for the International Organization of Employers (IOE), where she tracked policy developments, conducted external engagements, and fostered cooperation between employer organizations and UN Resident Coordinators.
Before that, Goulovitch served as a Knowledge Specialist with the International Labor Organization (ILO), where she researched and wrote publications on government and company policy best practices that promote women’s economic empowerment. Goulovitch also has private sector experience in the financial services sector where she worked in client service, as well as public sector experience from her time interning for the U.S. Department of State and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President. Originally from Ukraine, Goulovitch completed her Master of Arts degree in International Relations from New York University in 2018, and is also a true New Yorker – raised and still living in Brooklyn, NY.