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World Affairs Council of Charlotte 
UNC Charlotte - 227 CHHS

9201 University City Blvd 
Charlotte, NC 28223 
Tel: 704-687-7762 
Fax: 704-687-1654 I 

info@worldaffairscharlotte.org 

 

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ABOUT US

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) was founded in 1983 as an outreach program of UNC Charlotte and its Office of International Programs. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, it is supported by private funding from individual and corporate member dues and contributions.

 

As a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, the WACC seeks to provide leadership for global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in the increasingly interdependent political world. 

 

The Charlotte Council is a member of the World Affairs Council of America and together with approximately 100 other such World Affairs Councils and affiliates across the country, our mission focuses on improving international education and encouraging citizens to participate in the national debate on world affairs.

 

 

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte has a full time staff of four, as well as a board of directors from the corporate and educational community. Directors serve three-year terms and the Chairman of the Board serves for two-terms of two years. In addition, there are several ex-officio directors who serve as a function of their official positions with the city or the state.

Previous board members who have served with the World Affairs Council include Michael Almond, John Belk, Philip Blumenthal, Parks Helms, Sue Myrick, Jack Perry, Richard Vinroot, James Woodward, and Anthony Zeiss.   


Ljubomir (L.J.) Stambuk
President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Charlotte
704-687-7760

Charlotte Klopp
Vice President, Programs and Education
704-687-7759
cklopp@worldaffairscharlotte.org

Stephanie Phipps
Assistant Director, Programs & Development 
704-687-7758
Danielle Cobos
Program and Membership Manager
704-687-7757
 
 
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015 - 2016

    Chair:
     
    Millie Cox, Charlotte Country Day School (Ret.), Honorary Consul of France to North Carolina (Ret.)
    Treasurer:  Thiru Govender, Elliott Davis
    Immediate Past Chair: Robert Holcombe, AREVA

    Rajnish Bharadwaj
    Wells Fargo

    Joel Gallegos
    UNC Charlotte

    Vikram Kumar, Ph.D
    Davidson College 


    Rick Cantwell
    Odell International LLP

    Stephen Hunting
    Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

    Firoz Peera
    IBM (Ret.)

    Lynwood Mallard
    McGuireWoods, LLP

    Mr. David Jones
    GreerWalker

    John Lassiter
    Carolina Legal Staffing LLP

    Mike Hawley
    K&L Gates
    Michael Gwyn
    Leidos Constructors LLC
    Joe Piemont
    Carolinas HealthCare System
    Dr. Marie-Claire Marroum
    Carolinas Pathology Group (Ret.)
    Lisa Rhyne
    Duke Energy Corporation
    Mike Hawley
    K&L Gates
         
    David Shuford
    Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson
    Oscar Cranz III
    SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
    Jason Wallace
    SunTrust
       
             
    Cecilia (Cecy) Ramirez
    Nova Digital Systems, Inc.
    Vicki Sutton
    Paramount Parks (Ret.)
    Carolinas HealthCare Foundation
    David Jones
    Greer & Walker
       
             
    EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS        
             
    Hon. Wayne Cooper  
    Honorary Consul of Mexico to North Carolina
    Hon. Heinz Roth 
    Honorary Consul of Switzerland to North Carolina 
         
             
    Hon. Larry Dagenhart - Past Chair, WAC Charlotte
    McGuireWoods LLP
    Hon. Michael Teden, OBE
    Honorary Consul of Britain to North Carolina 
     
         

 

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