About our Staff

 


Richard Eisendorf

Executive Director

Rich is a seasoned professional in democracy, human rights, civil society, conflict resolution, and media development.  Working with the United Nations in Cambodia, one of the most heavily mined areas in the world, Rich witnessed firsthand the need to make the clearing of mines a top priority.

As a nonprofit leader, Rich has managed programs with substantial operational budgets and large staffs located in multiple offices and countries.  He has led teams in designing programs, writing proposals, winning grants, and running multi-country projects.  He has considerable experience in fundraising, raising substantial funding from U.S. government sources (including the U.S. State Department and USAID), intergovernmental agencies, European foreign ministries, private foundations, family foundations, corporate donors, and individuals.

For the past four years, Rich has served as an independent consultant.  Prior to that he was a Senior Program Manager with Freedom House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world.  Before his tenure with Freedom House, Rich worked with USAID in Baghdad, Iraq as Chief of Party managing a multi-million dollar staffing contract for International Resources Group  and serving as a Development Outreach Communications Specialist for the USAID mission.  Rich also spent 10 years with Search for Common Ground, where he served as the organization’s Washington Director of Middle East Programs and as the Director of the Middle East Media Program.  He is extremely well versed on the Middle East and is conversant in the Arabic language. 

Born and raised in New York, Rich holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, attended post-graduate studies in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and received specialized training in peace-keeping, peace-building and counter terrorism. 

Rich lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.  He is married and has three children.

Connect with Rich at Richard.Eisendorf@maginternational.org

 


Jamie Franklin

MAG Representative to the Americas

Jamie Franklin has over 12 years experience in the Humanitarian and Development sector, including more than 8.5 years’ experience working with MAG in the Humanitarian Mine Action Sector.

Before joining MAG America in November 2011 Jamie spent 2 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.

 


Patricia Loria

Marketing Manager

Patricia has been working for MAG since 2011.  Patricia’s focus is on building awareness for MAG and connections with our existing donors, using both online and offline channels.

Online communication is a critical way to distribute our message, so Patricia managed the relaunch of the MAG website and social media strategy in spring 2012.  Patricia also publishes a newsletter on MAG's work and works to promote the issue of landmine and UXO clearance in the media.  Patricia has traveled to Laos, Cambodia, Angola, and Vietnam to view MAG’s operations and managed the production of MAG’s 2 films Surviving the Peace: Laos & Angola. 

Prior to joining MAG, Patricia has worked for over 15 years focused on product development and marketing primarily in the banking and health insurance industries for companies like MasterCard and UnitedHealth Group.  Patricia specialized in innovative product creation and international launches.  Patricia began her career in the non-profit sector helping striving democrats in the former Soviet Union to run political campaigns and then moved to Moscow to work for Western Union. Patricia received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Virginia in Economics and Foreign Affairs and an MBA from Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. 

Patricia loves to experience the world and the diverse beauty of cultures across the globe. She strives to teach her children, Jordan and Cassidy, this same passion for the world around them. She raises her two children with her husband Keith, a freelance writer. 

Connect with Patricia at Patricia.Loria@maginternational.org

 


Abby Frimpong

Development Director

 

Abby joined MAG in 2013. She is an accomplished 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.).