About our Staff

Jamie Franklin

Interim Executive Director

Jamie Franklin has over 14 years of experience in the Humanitarian and Development sector, including more than 11 years of experience working with MAG in the Humanitarian Mine Action Sector. 

Jamie joined MAG America in November 2011 as MAG’s Representative in the Americas, and took up the role of Interim Executive Director in October 2014. Prior to joining MAG America Jamie spent two years as MAG’s Country Program Manager in Cambodia and also has experience at MAG HQ as a Regional Desk Officer, in Lao PDR as Program Officer and in South Sudan as Country Program Manager. He holds a Masters of Economics in Development Administration and Management from the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) at The University of Manchester, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Loughborough University.


Abby Frimpong

Development Director

Abby joined MAG in 2013. She is an accomlished development professional with more than a decade of experience in all aspects of corporate and non-profit fundraising.

Her professional experience includes leadership positions in major gifts, annual giving, fundraising events such as galas and golf tournaments, as well as donor research and cultivation. Over the past four years, Abby was Director of Annual Giving and Major Gifts Officer at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Foundation. Prior to that, Abby served in various fundraising capacities at Georgetown Preparatory School, The Endocrine Society and Landon School.

Abby also contributed to a number of national and international campaigns. She served on the Fight 4 Diabetes Cure Committee and the boards of Youth Art For Healing and So What Else. In addition, she has led international fundraising and donation campaigns with Books for Africa and Iniciativas de Paz.

Connect with Abby at Abby.Frimpong@maginternational.org

Joshua Hunter

Grants Coordinator

Josh first joined MAG America as Grants and Research Intern in 2011 after graduating from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and concentrations in International Affairs and French. Following his internship, Josh joined Lung Cancer Alliance as Development and Operations Assistant, and, later, served as Development and Policy Coordinator. In these roles, Josh was responsible for maintaining donor relations, assisting with policy initiatives, and liaising with Congress. Returning to MAG America in 2014, Josh brings skills in donor relations, fundraising, government relations, research, and policy.

Connect with Josh at joshua.hunter@maginternational.org



Steve Solow

MAG America Advisor; General Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 

Steve Solow has worked for MAG America for nine years as the organization's outside general counsel. Steve is currently a partner at the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

Previously he served at the United States Department of Justice as Chief of the Environmental Crimes Section, and before that as a prosecuter with the New York State Organized Crime Task Force. Steve has also been a law professor at both the University of Maryland School of Law and Pace University School of Law. He is an adjunct professor at Pace Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center. While at the U.S. Department of Justice Steve oversaw an international investigation into the smuggling of ozone depleting chemicals, and worked extensively with the U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies, as well as Interpol.

As MAG America's outside general counsel Steve and his firm provide pro bono legal support for the organization. Steve has also traveled to MAG operations in Lebanon. Steve is a graduate of Brown University (B.A.) and New York University School of Law (J.D.).