New York, New York, United States
Princeton alumna Sara Judge McCalpin is a senior executive with a background in U.S.-China relations. Demonstrating an early passion for the Chinese language, she earned bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies and went on to pursue postgraduate language and literature studies at Beijing University. While living and working in China for four years, Sara Judge cofounded the Princeton Club of Beijing and lent her expertise to Kamsky Associates, Inc., as an associate consultant and liaison between U.S. and Chinese companies.
After rising to the position of senior associate, Sara Judge left Kamsky Associates to become the director of Asia for AFS Intercultural Programs, where she worked with China’s Ministry of Education to establish the first AFS programs in the nation over the course of three years. Returning to the for-profit sector, she founded River Way Consulting to advise businesses on entry strategies into Chinese markets and act as an intermediary with Chinese ministries. After a successful seven years with River Way, she took a hiatus to raise her family.
Returning to work as an independent consultant, Sara Judge McCalpin coordinated the 2004 Executive Summit on behalf of the China Institute of America and was appointed president the following year. During her eight-year tenure, she grew organizational assets from $3.4 million to $27.6 million over a six-year period and raised over $17 million for the Transformation capital campaign.