Meet the Team

Lee U'Ren

Director, IP3

Lee U’Ren is a learning and capacity building executive with over 20 years of global learning and development experience. He has managed the development and delivery of global learning services through multiple modalities that were designed to provide measurable results for clients across numerous industries. Mr. U’Ren has also designed many organizational programs that created learning-as-a-service for customer skill development programs across large-scale implementations. Mr. U’Ren has a BA in organizational development and leadership from Concordia University. 

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Marianna Buchalla Pacca

PPP & Business Development Consultant

Marianna is a PPP Specialist with experience in knowledge, capacity-building, and policy advisory for PPP projects. Prior to joining IP3, she worked several years at the World Bank Group coordinating the development and delivery of the APMG PPP Certification Program (CP3P), being responsible for the review of course material, and for supervising training in all three levels of certification. Her experience also includes the assessment of countries’ PPP readiness and project pipeline, and the pre-feasibility efforts for infrastructure projects in different sectors. Mrs. Buchalla Pacca holds an MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.

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Danyal Ahmad

Business Intelligence and Development Specialist

Danyal is a member of IP3’s training and business development teams and is a knowledgable international development professional. Currently operating as a business intelligence specialist, he has experience in project management, client relations, account management, research, as well as training logistics, coordination, and implementation. Mr. Ahmad is well versed in PPPs, having completed APMG’s Certified Public-Private Partnerships 1 – Foundation exam, and is currently slated to complete the full certification in 2020. He has also acquired certifications in sustainable infrastructure and Islamic finance from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and the Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance (UAE). Mr. Ahmad has a BA in history from the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Marc Shaffer

Instructional Design Architect

Mr. Shaffer holds over 20 years of experience in instructional systems design, where he has created and managed skill-development programs to many adult education standards. He has designed and deployed e-learning, instructor-led, virtual, and blended training programs in multiple industries. His experience includes the design and development of learning curriculums for a broad range of audiences, from highly technical to soft skills, and has worked with a wide range of course-authoring software tools. Mr. Shaffer has an MA in instructional systems design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and holds an active project management certification.

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Anastasia Anderson

Marketing Strategist

Anastasia leads IP3’s marketing and communications efforts. She has served as a marketing leader and contributor in the education, energy, technology, and advertising fields. She received her BA in English from Virginia Tech and has served on the board for AD2 San Francisco, an affiliate of the Advertising Association of San Francisco.

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Marcus Hall

Instructional Designer

Marcus specializes in curriculum and user-experience research and design, using quantitative and qualitative analysis to build interactive training products for capacity building services. Mr. Hall has a Master of Public Policy (MPP) and a Master of Information Science (MIS) from the University of Michigan.

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Austin Engel

Instructional Designer

Austin is an Instructional Designer who has experience in creating interactive educational modules for Adult Education using innovative techniques and philosophies. Mr. Engel has a Master of Science in Design Media for Digital Learning, with a specialization in Games for Learning from New York University.