Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary
April FOLEY was the United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2006 to 2009. She has been an Independent Director of Vista Outdoor since January 2015, and a Director of Xerium Technologies Inc. since May 25, 2010. She serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Hungary Initiatives Foundation. Ambassador Foley has had an extensive career in professional management. Prior to serving as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, she worked at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. After first serving as a Director of the Bank, she was appointed to be First Vice President and Vice Chairman in 2003. She was one of six Americans on the American-Iraqi Joint Economic Council, which laid plans for strengthening the economic performance of Iraq. Ambassador Foley worked with the Minister of Finance of Afghanistan to create a development strategy that laid the groundwork for foreign direct investment. She also worked for 17 years as an executive for PepsiCo in roles including strategic planning, financial management, and mergers and acquisitions. She served as an independent director of Alliant Techsystems Inc. from 2010 to 2015.