Alan Stoga is president and founder of Zemi Communications, L.L.C., a New York based firm that provides communication counsel as well as political and economic risk assessments to corporate and governmental clients, and digital media solutions to clients in publishing and other industries. Zemi, organized in 1995, works primarily with non-U.S. based clients, whose financial and operating strategies require them to operate effectively both in the United States and globally. Zemi provides a wide range of services including leadership communications, media relations, investor relations, internal corporate communication programs, and macro risk monitoring and assessment. Zemi’s digital media practice evolved from FLYP, an online digital magazine published by Stoga from 2007 through 2009. The magazine leveraged the functionalities of the internet to produce a new kind of online, multimedia storytelling. Zemi combines this experience with an innovative community-based storytelling and transaction platform to creating digital experiences for clients. Stoga is also a frequent lecturer and writer on international politics and economics.
Stoga was managing director of Kissinger Associates, the international consulting firm chaired by Henry Kissinger, from 1984 until 1996. From 1977 to 1984, he was vice president and director of the Country Risk Management Division at the First National Bank of Chicago. began his career in 1975 as an economist for the Office of International Monetary Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Stoga is Vice Chairman of the boards of the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas, and serves on the boards of the Tinker Foundation and the Aperture Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He also has served as secretary of the World Press Photo multimedia contest in 2011 and 2012, based in Amsterdam.
Stoga received his M.A. in International Relations from Yale University in 1975 and his B.A. in Economics from Michigan State University.