The Group of Thirty Staff
Stuart P.M. Mackintosh, Executive Director
Stuart P.M. Mackintosh is the Executive Director of the Group of Thirty, an international financial think tank comprised of senior figures from central banking, the financial sector, and academia. His research focus centers on macroeconomic and systemic risks, global governance issues, and the international political economy.
Dr. Mackintosh has served as President of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the largest professional organization of economists in the United States. He is an elected member of the Conference of Business Economists and is a Certified Business Economist.
Dr. Mackintosh has a B.A. and Ph.D. from Newcastle University and a M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh. In 2018 Dr. Mackintosh was appointed a non-resident Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University.
In 2020 Routledge published the second edition of his book The Redesign of the Global Financial Architecture: State Authority, New Risks and Dynamics. In 2021, Dr. Mackintosh released his latest book, Climate Crisis Economics. Dr. Mackintosh has written widely, and he speaks often to diverse audiences explaining complex topics in a clear and concise manner.
When out of the office, Dr. Mackintosh can most often be found on his road or mountain bike.
Desiree Maruca, Associate Director
Desiree is the Associate Director at the Group of Thirty. In this position, she manages all aspects of program development, event planning and coordination, and fundraising.
Ms. Maruca earned her Master of Arts in International Relations with a concentration in Global Business and Transatlantic Trade from The School of International Service at The American University in Washington, DC. She also holds a BA in International Studies from American University, studying abroad in Brussels, Belgium and concentrating her work on the European Union.
She serves as President of the National Economists Club - the Washington, DC chapter of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). She previously served as the Club's Vice-President of Programming in 2021. Before joining the G30, she worked at AU Abroad as the Financial Coordinator and Incoming International Student Advisor, managing financial affairs, event planning, and program coordination with institutions around the globe. Additional previous experience includes work with The European Institute in Washington and TechAmerica Europe in Brussels.
Maria Cueto Velez, Operations and Program Manager
Maria is the Operations and Program Manager at the Group of Thirty. In this role, she assists with G30 events and seminars, oversees the publications process, and handles communications and day-to-day operations of the office.
Ms. Cueto Velez has a B.A. in Economics and International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. While in university, she served as the president of GWU Women in Economics and a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society in economics.
She was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, where she interned at the country's Central Bank in the financial stability department. Before becoming the Operations and Program Manager, she completed two semesters as an intern at the G30, where she assisted with various operational, communications, and administrative tasks. Her fields of interest include Latin American studies and emerging markets.