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Douglas G. Carlston

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Albanian-American Enterprise Fund


Mr. Carlston was the co-founder of Broderbund Software in 1980, a leading publisher of productivity and educational software, and served as CEO (1991-96) and Chairman of the Board (1981-98). He currently serves as CEO of Tawala Systems, an Internet technology company he founded in 2005. Mr. Carlston also serves on several boards, including Internews, the Albanian-American Enterprise Fund, the Ploughshares Fund, Dominican University, Salzburg Global Seminar, and the Long Now Foundation. He is an active member of the NOVA Science Visiting Council, the Committee on University Resources of Harvard University, the International Council of National Geographic and the Board of Advisors of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Bank of Albania (2000-2008), Belo Corp. (2007-8), Public Radio International (1997- 2009, Chairman 2004-09) and the Santa Fe Institute (1996-2005). He is also past Chairman and President of the Software Publishers Association. Mr. Carlston received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1970 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1975. He is also the author of five published books.

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