Shameem N. Rassam is a recognized media expert and television executive producer with over thirty years of experience in media programming, planning, budgeting, recruiting, training, and government relations with the Arab world. She worked for the Ministry of Information in Baghdad before becoming Radio Manager and TV consultant for the Arab Network of America in Washington, DC. She later worked as a reporter for Voice of America, an interpreter for the U.S. State Department, and as a manager for two Iraqi national radio stations and Al-Iraqiyah satellite television station. She served from 2003 to 2012 in a variety of roles instructing and advising US officials on communications, civil society, culture, history, and conflicts in Iraq and the Arab world. She most recently served as Executive Producer for Alhurra-Iraq TV in the Washington, DC area, where she oversaw news and current events programming, including issues related to Iraqi orphans and vulnerable children.