Leadership

The Center is proud to say that its leadership team and supporting members are accomplished in their own right.

Executive officers

 

Coordinators

Viridiana Vidal-Gonzzali Public Relations Coordinator

Jaquelin Ponce Marketing

Charles Klosowski Events

Advisory Council

Andreas Adrian, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorary Consul of Germany.

Claudia Albrecht, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorary Consul of Switzerland and Treasurer, Nevada Consular Corps.

Roger Anderson, of Bronxville, New York. Honorary Consul of Latvia.

Behrouz A. Aslani, Ph.D., of Anaheim, California. International Management Consultant.

Kathleen Blakely, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorary Consul General of Japan and Secretary, Nevada Consular Corps.

Robert J. Cassinnelli, M.A., of Sacramento, California. Retired USAF & WMD-Terrorist Specialist.

John J. Curry, Ph.D., of Las Vegas, Nevada. Assistant Professor, Department of History, UNLV.

William Freyd, of Henderson, Nevada. Past President of The Las Vegas Philharmonic.

Hon. Lonny Hammargren, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Former Lt. Governor of Nevada and Honorary Consul Emeritus of Belize.

David C. Henley, of Fallon, Nevada. Dean, Nevada Consular Corps, Honorary Consul of Uruguay, and Brig. Gen (Ret.), Nevada National Guard.

Bart Klein, Esq., of Seattle, Washington. Immigration Attorney and Chair of Liaison Committee between USCIS and AIAA (Washington State Chapter).

Fari Maissami, Ph.D., of Hinsdale, Illinois. Former University Professor and China Specialist and Founder & President of Denbur Manufacturing.

Astra Michels, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorary Consul of Lithuania.

Michael A. Nasiak, M.D., of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Beverly Hills, California. Fellow in genetics at UCLA and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, and former Vice President of the Nevada Committee on Foreign Relations and World Affairs Council.

Stanley W. Parry, Esq., of Las Vegas, Nevada. Member of Ballard Sparh LLP and Director, World Affairs Council of Las Vegas.

Amir Parviz Parsa, Ph.D., of Bethesda, Maryland. Retired University Professor of Economics and Islamic Scholar.

Victor A. Perry, Esq., of Reno, Nevada. Honorary Consul of Namibia.

John Petkus, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorary Consul of Poland.

Stefano Ripamonti, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorary Consul of Italy.

Lia Roberts, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorary Council of Romania, Dean Emeritus of Nevada Consular Corps, and Former Chair, Nevada State Republican Party.

Larry D. Struve, Esq., of Reno, Nevada. Former Nevada Commerce Director, and Founder & President/Chairman Emeritus, Nevada Committee on Foreign Relations.

John M. Tadjiki, Ph.D., of Glendora, California. International Banking, Finance and Trade.

Kazem Vadiei, Ph.D., of Paris, France. Former Secretary of Labor and Social Affairs in Iran.

Lena Walther, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorary Consul of Sweden.

Honorary Board of Trustees

Gayle M. Anderson, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Former Chief of Protocol & Diplomatic Relations, State of Nevada, Founder and Chief of Protocol of the Nevada Consular Corps, and Past President of the Nevada Committee on Foreign Relations.

Gene A. Bechtel, Esq., of Potomac, Maryland. Past President of Federal Communications Bar Association.

Hon. James H. Bilbray, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Former Nevada Congressman and Governor of U.S. Postal Service.

Hon. Richard H. Bryan, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Attorney at Law and Former United States Senator and Governor of Nevada.

Hon. Melvin D. Close, Jr., of Las Vegas, Nevada. Attorney at Law, Former Speaker, Nevada Assembly, and State Senator.

Hon. Lloyd D. George, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Senior United States District Judge.

Louis W. Goodman, Ph.D., of Washington, D. C. Dean Emeritus, School of International Service, American University.

Claudio Grossman, Esq., of Washington, D. C. Dean, Washington College of Law, American University.

Roberto Y. Hukai, Ph.D., of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Executive, consultant and adviser for Brazilian technological and infrastructure companies and state government of Sao Paulo and Professor at University of Sao Paulo.

Hon. Robert J. Miller, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Former Governor of Nevada, Principal, Robert J. Miller, Consulting, and Honorary Consul of Bulgaria.

Harold Weller, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Founding Music Director & Conductor Laureate, Las Vegas Philharmonic, and Founder, Foundation to Assist Young Musicians (FAYM).

Kathleen Close, of Las Vegas, Nevada.  International Micro credit Leader.

Irving J. Steinberg, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Certified Public Accountant, Founding Member of the Clark County Library District, Former Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, and Treasurer of the Center.

Board of Trustees

Senad Hrustanovic, International Finance, Corporate Development and Government Relations Expert, President/CEO of Web5D Inc; Sengor Inc; Founding Director of Nevada Committee on Foreign Relations, and Chairman of the Center.

Debra "Sam" King, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Past President, League of Women Voters of Nevada and Program Director, Project REAL.

Catherine Ratelle, Chief Executive Officer, 123EdgarDirect, Inc.

Paul C. Ray, Esq., of Las Vegas, Nevada. Attorney at Law, Principal of the Paul C. Ray Chartered, Las Vegas.

Louis Csoka, Esq., Deputy Attorney General, at State of Nevada, Office of the Attorney General.

Boban Dedovic, Chairman and CEO of Agopri Corporation and Vice President and CTO of the Center.