Board of Directors

Officers of the Organization:

  • Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors: The Honorable Ambassador Andrew Young
  • Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors: President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe
  • Co-Chairman of the Board: Ambassador Charles Shapiro
  • Co-Chairman of the Board: Consul General of the United Kingdom, Annabelle Malins
  • Founder: Solange Warner
  • President: Consul of Lithuania, Roma Klicius

Executive Committee:

  • Co-Chairman of the Board: Ambassador Charles Shapiro
  • Co-Chairman of the Board: Annabelle Malins
  • President: Consul of Lithuania, Roma Klicius
  • Founder: Solange Warner
  • Vice President: Dan Moss, Jr.
  • Secretary: Charles Kuck, Immigration Attorney
  • Treasurer: Miroslava Torres-Young

Members of the Board of the Directors at Large:

  • Senator Gloria Butler
  • Senator John Albers, Senate, WCC Board Member
  • Senator Curt Thompson, Senate, WCC Board Member
  • Dimitrios Hondroulis, consul of Cost Rica
  • Mayor Linda Blechinger, Mayor of the City of Auburn, GA. WCC Board Member
  • Axel Leblois, U.N. Fellow, WCC Board Member
  • Carlton Reed, WCC Board Member
  • Alex McCray, WCC Board Member
  • Roman Plachy, Attorney
  • William Pate, President Atlanta Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, WCC Board Member
  • Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE, WCC Board Member
  • Louis Miller, General Manager Atlanta International Airport, WCC Board Member
  • Lucia Jennings, Founder Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, WCC Board Member
  • Caroline Taylor, Attorney, WCC Board Member
  • Josh Belinfante, Former State of Georgia Counsel, WCC Board Member

Advisory Board:

The objective of the World Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board is to provide suggestions on supporting international trade and expanding the World Chamber of Commerce worldwide.
  • Dr. Bruce S. Allen
    Honorary Consul of the Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Dr. Al H. Andersen
    Honorary Consul of Tanzania
  • Ed Baker
    Atlanta Business Chronicles' Publisher
  • Charles Battle
    Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco
  • Stephanie Stuckey Benfield
    House of Representative
  • Rajeev Dhawan
    Georgia State University
  • Mona Tekin Diamond
    Honorary Consul of Turkey
  • Ray Donato
    Honorary Consul General of Philippines
  • Teresa Fraser
    Honorary Consul Emeritus of Guatemala
  • Marcelo Gerschenfeld
    Consul General of Argentina
  • Georges Hoffman
    Honorary Consul of Luxembourg
  • R. William Ide, III
    Honorary Consul of Thailand
  • Salvador de Lara
    Consul General of Mexico
  • Pedro Marin
    House of Representative
  • John Parkerson
    Honorary Consul of Hungary
  • J. Thomas Ratchford, Jr.
    Honorary Consul of Nicaragua
  • Christopher Smith
    Honorary Consul of Denmark
  • Paul Steinfield
    Honorary Consul of Slovenia
  • Tom Strauss
    Southern Regional Director at U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Mavel Summers
    Honorary Consul of Honduras
  • Edouk Swaak
    Honorary Consul of Netherlands
  • Gandy Thomas
    Consul General of Haiti
  • Alfreda Turner
    Delta Airlines Manager - Commercial Sales Development

The Honorable Ambassador Andrew Young

Honorary Chairman

Andrew Young
Ambassador Young is a founding principal and Co-Chairman of GoodWorks International. He has brought his long-held mission of facilitating economic development in the Caribbean and in Africa to an active role in GoodWorks. Ambassador Young has held a wide variety of leadership positions over the past several decades. Beginning his career as an ordained minister and top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil rights movement, he went on to be elected to three terms as a United State Congressman before being appointed as the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations. Subsequently, he served two terms as the Mayor of Atlanta and assumed a leadership position as Co-Chairman of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Ambassador Young as Chairman of the $100 million Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund.
Ambassador Young travels extensively to meet with officials and other individuals interested in improving the economic situation in Africa and the Caribbean. He has headed numerous missions to the continent of Africa and continues to use his extensive network to facilitate new business developments. His interest in international affairs is not limited to Africa and the Caribbean. He speaks and attends conferences focusing on global affairs. Ambassador Young remains active in community matters. He often sets time aside to speak at various schools and universities on a range of issues. He participates in events that foster sound public policy, economic development, human rights and education.

Solange Warner


SolangeWarner is the CEO, president and founder of Ashton International, a prominent consulting firm This firm provides in-depth international trade consulting, including market and feasibility studies, international lead generation, product implementation, and international representation. The U.S. Department of Commerce recently awarded Ashton International for export achievement, associated with accomplishments in the Global Market Place.
Solange has over 20 years experience in international markets, working previously as a senior manager for Multinational Accounts at American Express for 7 years. She managed Fortune 500 Multinational corporations. Previously she lived in Europe and before she lived in Miami, where she owned and directed S&S travel, a successful travel agency located in Coral Gables.
Solange obtained her International Business Degree at American Intercontinental University with Summa cum laude accolades. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English fluently and has knowledge of French, German and Italian. Solange is originally from Chile and has traveled extensibly throughout 52 countries. Furthermore, Solange is a member of the National Scholars Honor Society.

Dan Moss, Jr.

Vice President

Dan was one of the first CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioners in the United States and has been a financial advisor for over 35 years. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where he majored in economics and political science. Dan had taught investment classes at Emory University's Center for Lifelong Learning for over 30 years. His professional focus is advising families and retirement plan trustees on investment and financial planning. He is also Vice President and Treasurer of the World Chamber of Commerce, which is based in Atlanta.

Miroslava Torres-Young


Ms. Torres-Young, Vice President of Business Development and Senior Relationship Manager at Sunrise Bank-Atlanta, is responsible for generating new banking relationships and designing personalized banking solutions for individuals and business clients, benefiting entrepreneurs and international business professionals. Fluent in Spanish and English, Ms. Torres-Young is a native of Ecuador and brings 25 years of banking experience helping International business professionals and individuals to establish credit, acclimate to US business, and maintains heavy involvement with Bi-lateral chambers of commerce, Consulate Corp, Trade offices, immigration attorneys, CPA's and various domestic and International organizations.
Ms. Torres-Young serves on the World Trade Center-Atlanta (WTC), executive Board, The World of Chamber of Commerce (WCC), executive Board, The Mexican American Business Chamber (MABC), Board member, Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, (BACC) Board member, Synchronicity Theater, active member of the Global Council- Metro Atlanta Chamber (MACC), Atlanta Women in Business (AWIB), and high involvement with most of all Bi-lateral Chambers, Consulates, Trade offices, domestic and International business organizations.