Executive Board

Chairman 
John W. Wallace, Jr.
Financial advisor, Atlanta

First vice-chair
Juliette M. Passer, Esq.
PanaManagement Advisors Corporation, New York City,
New York & Panama City, Republic of Panama

Second vice-chair
Julie Brown
Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone, Atlanta

Treasurer
Jill FitzGerald
RSM LLP, Atlanta

Secretary
Tom Oder
Worldwide Editing, Atlanta

General counsel
Jacqueline Brettner, Esq.
Carver Darden, LLP, New Orleans, Louisiana

Executive director
Sandra J. Champion
Sandra Champion Consulting, Savannah, Georgia

Chair, Panama Advisory Board
Lic. Yolany Alvarado, Esq.
ProPanama, Panama City, Republic of Panama

Chair, Corporate Advisory Board
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Corporate Advisory Board

Jaymie Forrest
Consultant, Atlanta

Dr. Miguel Clare, Esq.
G.R.A. Associates, (Gonzalez Revilla y Asociados) Law Firm,
Panama City, Republic of Panama

Georges Hoffmann
Carreras & Lemoine LLP, Atlanta

Jorge Fernandez
Metro Atlanta Chamber, vice president,
Global Commerce Council

Ricardo Hubler
Metro Atlanta Chamber, Global Commerce Council

Donald Ratliff, Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology, Executive director,
Supply Chain & Logistics Institute

Ken Cornelius
Siemens One, president & CEO, Alpharetta, Ga.

Bill Hawks
AG Works Solutions, CEO, (Former undersecretary for Marketing
and Regulatory Programs under the United States Secretary of Agriculture), Washington, D.C.

Jim Monroe
USC Consulting Group, senior vice president, Atlanta

John McMillan, Jr.
Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, commissioner, Montgomery, Ala.

Curtis Foltz
Former executive director, Georgia Ports Authority,  Savannah, Ga.

John “Trip” S. Martin, III
GeorgiaLink-Public Affairs Group, founder, Atlanta

Blaine Kelley
CBRE, Senior VP, Global Supply Chain Practice, Atlanta

Don Allee
Cruise & Tourism, Port of New Orleans, New Orleans

Dr. Hildy Teegen
Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, (former dean),
Columbia, S.C.

Jack Ellenberg
South Carolina State Ports Authority,
Charleston, S.C.

Clay Williams
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, executive director,
Gulfport, Miss.

Martin Taffel
Wakefield Beasley & Associates, Atlanta

Enan Stillman
Graham & Jensen LLP, Of Counsel, Atlanta

Diogo Lobo
Lineage Logistics, Colton, Calif.

Sergio Fedelini
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Inc., vice president,
Charleston, S.C.

Arq. Lorena Rios Ayhan
Wakefield Beasley & Associates; LEED AP, regional, Panama City, Panama

John Petrino
Georgia Ports Authority, director, Business Development, Savannah, Ga.

Clifford R. Pyron
Georgia Ports Authority, chief commercial officer, Savannah, Ga.

George Griffin
NYSA Capital, executive vice president, Global Markets and Government Relations, Atlanta

Joan Hammer
Gramercy Insurance Company, Atlanta

Howard Workman
Workman and Company, Atlanta

Ladrick Williams
Ladami, Inc., Atlanta

Michele E. Ceci
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.

John Curry Key
Executive Director at Pan American Council on Trade, Montgomery, Ala.

Don Shepley
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Gulfport, Miss.

Michael Ross
Altitude 7 Group, Irvine, Calif.

Edward Judge
The Judge Firm, Irvine, Calif.

Randy Wilhelm
Wilhelm Resource Company, Inc. Birmingham, Ala.

Smith Anderson
980 Sauce Panama, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Chase Saunders, Esq.
Chase Saunders Associates, Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte Inland Intermodal Zone

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Panama Advisory Board

A composite of business associations, ministries and other institutions that
connect with Panama Gateway on a personal relationship level.

Panama Canal Authority
Ministry of Canal Affairs
Panamanian Association of Exporters
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
The Association of Panama Free Zones
Colon Free Zone Users Association
Gonzalez Revilla y Asociados Law Firm
Panamanian Association of Business Executives
Chamber of Commerce of Panama
American Chamber of Commerce-Panama
United States Panama Business Council-Panama
Panama Maritime Authority
Panama Maritime Chamber
U.S. Commercial Services/U.S. Embassy-Panama
Panamanian Association of Brokers & Promoters of Real Estate
Panamanian Tourism Authority
National Authority of Government Innovation of Panama
National Department of Science and Technology
National Center for Competitiveness-Panama
Banking Association of Panama

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Charter members

The following are charter members of Panama Gateway and its predecessor
and were essential to the founding and development of both groups. Their
vision, service, and dedication are gratefully acknowledged.

Luis R. Hall
Co-Founder and founding president of Panama Gateway and its predecessor
President, BLJ Group, Atlanta

Steven Theobald, CPA
Former treasurer of Panama Gateway and its predecessor
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Biloxi, Miss.

James (Sandy) Stice
Former member, Board of Directors
Atlantic Investors Group, Inc., Atlanta

Carla Rayman
Former second vice-chair
Coldwell Banker, Sarasota, Fla.

I. Jay Warren
Retired, former member, Board of Directors
IJW Enterprises, LLC, Columbia, S.C.

Bruce Frallic
Retired, former first vice-chair
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Biloxi, Miss.

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Senior advisors

The following provide strategic guidance, advice, and direction to Panama Gateway. Their support is valued and appreciated.

Steven R. Foster
Panama Gateway’s strategic planning facilitator and strategist
Georgia Power, senior urban advisor, Community & Economic Development

George Tracy
Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center, Atlanta