Leadership 2021-2022:

The CWTA is governed by a Board of Directors who work in a variety of fields including accounting, banking, manufacturing, logistics and distribution. The CWTA Board is committed to expanding global trade in the Carolina region for the benefit of the entire community.

Meet our current Board of Directors.

Ex Officio 2021-2022:

The CWTA maintains relationships with the following organizations involved in international trade through their designated representatives.

Meet our current ex officio directors.

  • CAROLINA WORLD TRADE ASSOCIATION (CWTA) PAST PRESIDENT


    Clement Schrader
    International Transport & Compliance
  • CAROLINA WORLD TRADE ASSOCIATION (CWTA) PAST PRESIDENT


    Tim Chappell
    Chappell Consulting Group
  • CAROLINA WORLD TRADE ASSOCIATION (CWTA) PAST PRESIDENT


    Royallen Wiley
    Coldwell Banker United
  • CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CLT AIRPORT)


    Stuart P. Hair
    Director of Economic & Community Affairs, Aviation Department
  • CHARLOTTE INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION SOCIETY (CLT CIAS)


    Mica Nguyen Worthy
    Cranfill Sumner LLP
  • CHARLOTTE MAYOR'S INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AWARDS (CLT MICA)


    Alexis Gordon
    International Business Manager and Chief of Protocol, City of Charlotte
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE PORTS AUTHORITY


    Brian Clark
    Executive Director
  • NORTH CAROLINA WORLD TRADE ASSOCIATION (NCWTA) BOARD MEMBER & CWTA PAST PRESIDENT


    Wayne Cooper
    Former Honorary Consul General Mexico
  • SMALL BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBTDC AT UNC CHARLOTTE)(NC-CGBP)


    Georges Neuenschwander
    International Business Development Counselor
  • SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC)(SC-CGBP)


    Elizabeth "Beth" Smith
    Area Manager, Spartanburg SBDC
  • UNC CHARLOTTE


    Cindy T. Fox
    Lecturer
  • U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


    Michael P. Arriola
    District Director North Carolina
  • U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE


    Daniel W. Holt
    Export Finance Manager
  • U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION


    Barry Chastain
    N.C. Port Director
  • U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION


    Jeffrey T. Sorrells
    Import Specialist
  • U.S. & FOREIGN COMMERCIAL SERVICE NORTH CAROLINA U.S. EXPORT ASSISTANCE CENTERS


    Greg Sizemore
    Director