Carolyn Brehm '96 MBA
Carolyn Brehm is founder and CEO of Brehm Global Ventures LLC, a consulting firm that advises private-sector businesses and other entities on global government relations and public policy strategy.
Carolyn Brehm is a corporate executive and lecturer with more than 40 years of experience in global government relations, public policy and international business. She worked at two Fortune 100 companies and several non-profits and business associations over the course of her career in Washington, DC and Asia. She is the Founder and CEO of consulting firm Brehm Global Ventures LLC and lectures on commercial diplomacy, government affairs and political risk. Ms. Brehm retired in 2017 from The Procter & Gamble Company as Vice President for Global Government Relations and Public Policy where she created and led P&G’s team of sixty government relations practitioners based in key markets across the globe. She was responsible for public policy and legislative advocacy to protect and grow P&G’s business, advising four company Chairmen and CEOs over her seventeen years there. During a 13-year stint with General Motors Corporation, Ms. Brehm served as chief international lobbyist in Washington as well as in business expansion roles in Shanghai and Hong Kong. She led Asia operations in Hong Kong for ORBIS International, a global NGO working to eliminate avoidable blindness. Ms. Brehm has taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and University of Michigan and is a regular lecturer for the Washington Campus.
Ms. Brehm was elected to the University of New Haven's Board of Governors in May 2020. She delivered the University of New Haven's spring 2017 Bartels Lecture, presenting "Jumping into the Sea: Taking Risks to Create Change" as part of the University's longest-running lecture series. Ms. Brehm currently chairs the board of global health NGO Population Services International (PSI). She also sits on the Board of Advisors of Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and the Executive Council on Diplomacy.
Ms. Brehm is a 1977 graduate of Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service with a concentration in Asian Studies, and holds an MBA in International Business from the University of New Haven’s program in Nicosia, Cyprus. She was an AFS International exchange student in Mumbai, India in 1972. Ms. Brehm speaks Mandarin and has studied French.
Ms. Brehm is married to Richard Boucher, who served as the United States ambassador to Cyprus from 1996 to 1999. They have two children.