Board Of Directors

John N. Doggett

Board Chair

John N. Doggett has been an award-winning Senior Lecturer at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin since 1989. In December, John and four partners created a new company that will use ocean generated electricity to desalinate ocean water.

John was a legal services attorney for seven years in Connecticut and California.  John was a McKinsey & Company consultant in the US and Denmark for two years and started his own international management consulting firm in 1983.  During the next decade, he worked with clients on business strategy and marketing issues in 25 countries.  John co-founded a Spanish language TV sports programing company that signed a 3-year exclusive contract with the National Football League.  John was also an award-winning radio talk show host in Austin.

John’s academic focus is on global competition, entrepreneurship and sustainable energy.  John has extensive business and consulting experience with firms in Asia, Europe and the US.   John has also taught seminars on global competition and entrepreneurship at universities in Austria, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and Taiwan.   Since 2003 John has led business observation tours of MBAs to China and India.

John is a member of the Board of Directors of Affinegy, Inc. and ApplyGenie, Inc. of Austin and Lehr, Inc. of Los Angeles.  He is also on the Advisory Board of Lend-a-Hand India of NYC.  John received his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, his MBA degree from Harvard Business School and his BA degree from Claremont Men’s College.  He is married to Haiping (Patty) Tang, a Senior Product Planner at Dell, Inc.


Hazel Barbour

Treasurer/Past Board Chair

Hazel Barbour is an independent environmental consultant, focusing on air quality. Over the last three years she has worked on the development of strategies to reduce harmful emissions from gasoline and diesel powered engines. Before working as a consultant, she was employed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as Mobile Source Programs Manager. Prior to coming to Texas, she worked for Shell UK in London as Community Affairs Advisor where she was responsible for developing and managing partnership programs between Shell, British government agencies, and environmental and community action groups.

Hazel is a graduate of the LBJ School of Public Affairs Master’s Degree Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Her undergraduate degree was conferred by the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies with a major in economics. 

Hazel has been vice-president of the Board of the Susan G Komen for the Cure Austin Affiliate, a member of the Breast Cancer Services Collaborative Advisory Council, a board member of the Texas Urban Forestry Council, and a member of the marketing committee of the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. On the conclusion of her work with Shell UK, she was honored as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the U.K. community.


Burghard Petersen

Secretary and Chief Governance Officer

Burghard has been a consultant to SMEs, startups and a few large corporations in strategic development and management, growth and business expansion, sustainability, change, operational efficiency and financial affairs for more than ten years and in a wide range of business sectors. In parallel he is passionately promoting, helping integrate and develop activities and projects, including clean energy, reforestation and environmental protection projects in Latin America.

Previously he has also worked in executive roles for multinationals and family owned firms in merchant banking, coffee, food and beverage packaging and processing technologies and has been an advisor to digital media companies, pension insurance and insurance brokerage firms and used machinery traders, amongst others. He has worked and/or lived in Germany, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, the UK and USA and currently resides in Mexico.

Burghard holds a MBA from the ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México), Mexico City and a banking degree from the Banking Academy in Hamburg, Germany. He speaks English, Spanish and German.


Francisco Boza

Board Member

Francisco Boza is the CEO of B&R Pacific Trading, a Lima based company that specializes in fair-trade and organic coffee. Francisco has over twenty years of experience in the coffee industry, focusing on quality, logistics and exporting.

An athlete, Francisco has participated in seven Olympic games, winning a silver medal in trap shooting at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He has been on the Board of the Peruvian National Olympic Committee since 2003, and is currently serving as its Secretary General.  Francisco is also on the board of GAIA Dreams, a nonprofit working towards protection of the Amazon Rainforest, and the founder of Fuente de Vida, a nonprofit that provides care and housing for children with cancer around Lima. In October 2011, Francisco was appointed President of the Peruvian National Sports Institute by the President of Peru.

Francisco received his MBA from Universidad del Pacifico in Peru, and studied industrial engineering in Germany.