James "Spike" Stephenson 

Senior Advisor at Creative Associates Intl. Inc.

"Spike" serves as an Advisor to the Office of the President and the Office of Strategy Management. He is also responsible for managing the Creative Leadership Initiative. A Vietnam War veteran, he also has 26 years of experience at USAID. Spike focuses on National Security, with an emphasis on Conflict and Post-Conflict Stabilization and Reconstruction. He received his JD from the University of South Carolina and is fluent in Spanish.