John W Wallace Jr. Chairman
John Wallace has more than 25 years of experience in financial services at leading financial institutions. He has held top investment and management positions at JPMorgan Securities, Bear Stearns, CIBC World Markets, and The Chase Manhattan Bank-NYC, where he worked in Latin America Corporate Finance. Wallace is the founding chairman of…
Juliette M. Passer, Esq. First vice-chair
Juliette M. Passer is a U.S. attorney in New York City with more than 25 years of broad international transactional experience.  She has practiced law with the international law firms of Debevoise & Plimpton and Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler in New York, specializing in corporate and project finance. Other…
Julie Brown Second vice-chair
Julie Brown is president and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., (GFTZ) a private non-profit organization that works to grow the Georgia economy by promoting use of the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) program. This unique program helps businesses in Georgia thrive by lowering the cost and improving the…
Jill FitzGerald Treasurer
Jill FitzGerald is a senior manager for tax services for RSM LLP, a global network of independent audit, tax, and consulting firms with an office in Panama. She is based in Atlanta and provides tax compliance and consulting services to a variety of industries, including technology, distribution, manufacturing, retail, and…
Tom Oder Secretary
Tom Oder owns and operates Worldwide Editing, an award-winning boutique provider of business communications. The firm specializes in English writing services that clarify brand messaging in high-end marketing for U.S. companies, U.S. and global nonprofits, and multinationals.Worldwide Editing’s experience includes such diverse industry sectors as global supply chain management, compliance/regulatory,…
Jackie Brettner, Esq. General counsel
Jacqueline M. Brettner is a partner in the Carver Darden law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. She practices in the areas of insurance coverage and insurance litigation, commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution and class action litigation. Jackie represents individual and corporate policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes. She has experience…
Sandra J. Champion Executive director
Sandra J. “Sandy” Champion is an experienced accomplished philanthropic strategist who provides guidance to philanthropic families in the United States in regard to governance, administration, grant making, and investment oversight. After a career as a Philanthropic Specialist for both large financial institutions and smaller investment firms, Sandy opened her own philanthropic…
Yolany Alvarado, Esq. Chair, Panama Advisory Board
Yolany Alvarado is a partner in the law firm of Alvarado Palacios y Asociados in Panama City, Panama and is the founder and director of ProPanama, a private organization dedicated to providing assistance to foreign investors and Expats in Panama. Alvarado Palacios y Asociados provides assistance to international clients suited…