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Board of Directors

The council’s founding board of directors includes corporate, academic, and civic leaders, now including:

Chairman
David P. Abney
chief executive officer
United Parcel Service
Mark Becker, Ph.D.
president
Georgia State University
W. Frank Blount
chairman & CEO of JI Ventures
GSU Foundation board member
Board of Advisors, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Jeffrey T. Bowman
president & CEO
Crawford & Company
Hugh “Beau” Cummins III
corporate executive vice president
commercial & business banking executive
SunTrust Banks Inc.
Dave R. Forquer
assistant dean for executive education
Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Helene D. Gayle, M.D., M.P.H.
president & CEO
CARE
Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin
partner and chair of the Public Policy and International Department
McKenna Long & Aldrige
Paul Gleeson
dean, Atlanta Consular Corps
consul general, Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta

Kwanza Hall
District 2 City Council member, Atlanta City Council
Eric J. Joiner
vice chairman, AJC International
board of advisors, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Dennis Lockhart
president and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Richard Phillips, Ph.D.
dean
Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Jagdish Sheth, Ph.D.
Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
founder and chairman of India, China, America Institute
director, Wipro Ltd.
Lucinda Smith
senior vice president, global business services
AGCO Corporation
Bernard Taylor Sr.
partner
Alston & Bird LLP
Clyde C. Tuggle
senior vice president, chief public affairs and communications officer
The Coca-Cola Company

Officers

Charles Shapiropresident
Ambassador Charles Shapiro
senior lecturer
Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
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Cedric Suzmanexecutive vice president & director of programming
Cedric L. Suzman, D.B.A.
international business scholar
Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
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Christopher Brownvice president for research & analysis
Christopher L. Brown, Ph.D.
lecturer
Department of Political Science
Georgia State University
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