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Alyse Deutsch is a consultant at APCO Worldwide and is based in Chicago. She is a member of the firm’s Geo-Commerce practice, where she supports companies as they navigate, mitigate and grow through geopolitical risks.

Before joining APCO, Ms. Deutsch worked for the Alzheimer’s Association as events manager for the #2 peer-to-peer fundraising event in the country. Leading the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Chicago suburbs, Ms. Deutsch led end-to-end development strategy, strategic partnerships and external communications.​

Ms. Deutsch began her career in the international education technology industry where she helped grow the operations practice for Vericant, the most widely-required video interview and spoken English assessment in North America. In this role, she used her fluency in Mandarin to guide Chinese students through the application process for U.S.-based and other English-speaking universities.​

Before returning to the United States, Ms. Deutsch traveled to Taiwan and acted as the United States representative on the Executive Committee for the Taiwan-America Student Conference (TASC). She planned and led the 3-week-long Taiwan-based international student conference, with a goal of providing a bold, inspiring environment for delegates from around the world to see and experience the power of cross-cultural partnership.​

Ms. Deutsch graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and East Asian Studies and completed a language-intensive semester abroad at Beijing Foreign Studies University.