The North Carolina Consular Corps met in March of 2017 in Raleigh for its annual meeting. The group had a productive all-day event that included a tour of the NC Department of Public Safety - Division of Emergency Management at the NC Joint Force Headquarters, a meeting with NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Chief Deputy Rodney Maddox, and Senior Advisor on Policy & Government Relations Michael Arnold, as well as an afternoon session with the North Carolina Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina's CEO Chris Chung and his team.
Special thanks go to Honorary Consul David Robinson and Nexsen Pruet, NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and her team, Deputy Director of NC Department of Public Safety - Division of Emergency Management Joe Wright and his team, and North Carolina Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina CEO Chris Chung and his team.
The image above displays from left to right upper row, Todd Wiebusch (Finland), David Robinson (Japan), Edward Paul (Belize), Wayne Cooper (Mexico), Magnus Natt Och Dag (Sweden), Michael Teden (United Kingdom), Petr Vasicko (Czech Republic), and from left to right lower row, Gilberto Bergman (Nicaragua), Mark Alvin (Poland), Claudio Carpano (Italy), Andrew Terrell (UK Trade Office), Florin Blaj (Moldova), NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Chief Deputy Secretary of State Rodney Maddox, Chris Domeny (Hungary), Senior Advisor on Policy & Government Relations Michael Arnold. The image was taken by NC Consular Corps Chief of Protocol Catherine Hansen. Consul General of Mexico Remedios Gomez Arnau and Honorary Consul of France Marie-Claire Ribeill were present at the meeting but unavailable for the photo.