The North Carolina Consular Corps Charlotte Chapter welcomed Ms. Kit Moss, director general of the Consular Corps College, for an informative luncheon and knowledge exchange on current diplomatic and consular issues within the United States. The luncheon, held at Dressler's Restaurant in Charlotte, also covered various recent experiences by the local consuls and how a deeper cooperation with the Consular Corps College may address these concerns in the future. Mr. Oliver Moss, president of the Potomac Exchange, also participated in the conversation and offered insights on how his organization would be able to facilitate future cooperations as well.
About the organizations:
The Potomac Exchange is a private membership organization of executives from select, leading global firms that provides unique opportunities to meet and talk with recently accredited foreign ambassadors. Throughout the year, members host a recently credentialed foreign ambassador at a private off-the-record luncheon to discuss priorities, initiate business relationships, and network.
The Consular Corps College is a non-profit, non-political professional society organized by and for consuls that reside in the United States of America.
The NC Consular Corps would like to give special thanks to Mr. Najam Usmani, Charlotte-based entrepreneur, philanthropist and CEO of Taxtyme in NC, and his wife Mrs. Farah Usmani for their kind sponsorship of the luncheon and for contributing valuable insight to the conversation.
The participants depicted in the above image are (starting top left and finishing bottom left):
Honorary Consul of Mexico Mr. Wayne Cooper
Honorary Vice Consul Emeritus of Guatemala Mrs. Karen Kropp
Mrs. Farah Usmani
Mr. Najam Usmani, CEO of Taxtyme in NC
Ms. Alexis Gordon, International Business Manager and Chief of Protocol, City of Charlotte
Honorary Consul of Hungary Mr. Chris Domeny
Mr. Oliver Moss, president of the Potomac Exchange
Honorary Consul of France Ms. Laura Wellman
Honorary Consul Emeritus of Guatemala Mr. Steven Kropp
Ms. Kit Moss, Director General of the Consular Corps College
Ms. Catherine Hansen, Chief of Protocol for the North Carolina Consular Corps
Honorary Consul of Ireland Mr. John Young
Honorary Consul of Germany Mr. Klaus Becker
Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic Mr. Petr Vasicko
Honorary Consul of Finland Mr. Todd Wiebusch