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Global Cleveland - Sister Cities Conference 2020

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Speakers

Janja Romih Kulenovic

Head of Sales Promotion Department, Ljubljana, Slovenia 

Miriam Name

Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton

Dorit Natan Lavy

Director of Partnership 2Gether CLE-BS-VOS.

Carmen Zamora

PrepaTec Student Advisor

Matondo Ngemba

Cleveland Congolese Youth Women's Leader

Michael Jeans

GrowthOpps

William Friedman

President and CEO of the Port of Cleveland 

Matthias Bock

Merano Hospital, South Tyrol, taly 

Leonardo De Marzo

Managing Director of International Relations, Vicenza, Italy  

Erin Huber

Drink Local, Drink Tap

Loubet Unyendje

HJ Hospital, Kinshasa

Iva Lazarova

Open Data Program Director, Institute for Public Environment Development, Bulgaria 

Mitja Dujc

Head of Commercial Department, Port of Koper

Pál Veres

Mayor of Miskolc, Hungary

Joe Cimperman

President, Global Cleveland

Elena Parubochaya

 Volgograd State University, Volgograd, Russia 

Ran Ben-Noon

CEO of Afikei Maim

Polona Pengal

REVIVO

Fernando González Saiffe

Consul General of Mexico in Michigan and Northern Ohio

Sudhir Achar

CEO EOX Vantage

Julianne Roseman

Ventures Associate, Plug and Play Tech Center 

Eric Huang

Director, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago

Jason Lin

President of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Society

Cesar Secundino

Award winning Mexican harpist

Alexandre Minot

Interpreter

Alondra Pacheco

University School Spanish teacher

Khizr Khan

Constitutional attorney

Enrique Hill

Attorney, Cacheaux, Cavazos and Newton,

noura zakaria

ButterPear

eran moskovitz

Beit She'an Library

Martin Yeza

Mayor of Pinamar, Argentina

Mary Cierebiej

Senior Direct, TeamNEO

David Fleshler

Vice Provost of International Affairs at Case Western Reserve University

Chisomo Selemani

Certified speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor at Baldwin Wallace University

Mindy McLaughlin

Managing Director of Global Business Development at TeamNEO

Andrea Villalon

Founder of Mexico Conecta en Español

Shulamite Konopinski

Taiwanese American pianist

Ingrida Bublys

President IB International and Honorary Consular for the Nation of Lithuania

Joe Marinucci

President of Downtown Cleveland Alliance

Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley (ret.)

Nar Pradhan

Owner, Himalayan Restaurant and Program Coordinator at Asian Services In Action 

Hari Dahal

Founder, Nebham Software/IT Company

Becky Trout

Founder and President, Butterpear

Esther Ngemba

Founder, Furahi Taste of Home 

Cathy Belk

President at JumpStart Inc. 

ARISTARCO CORTES

Director of Institute of Design and Technological Innovation (IDIT), Puebla, México 

Lukonga Lindunda

Co-Founder and Executive Director, BongoHive Technology and Innovation Hub, Lusaka, Zambia 

Mike Maczuzak

CEO & Founder, SmartShape Design 

Kelechi Ofoegbu

Chief Operations Officer, Impact Hub Accra, Accra, Ghana

JORGE TORRES

President of FedEx Express in México. President American Chamber Mexico 

Christian Clay Mendoza

Deputy Consul and Trade Commissioner at the Mexican Consulate in Detroit 

Roberto Russildi Montellano

Government of Nuevo Leon-Secretary of Economy 

Nate Ward

Director and Trade Advisor Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network, Cleveland State University 

Jenika Gonzales

Graphic Designer and Marketing Manager, Global Cleveland

Global Cleveland

Program Director, Global Cleveland

Nancy Janis

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Cleveland

katie Spotz

Endurance Athlete and Speaker

Anne Tillie

Policy Anaylst, Cleveland City Council

Stephen LOve

Program Manager, Cleveland Foundation

Dan Polster

Federal Judge

Alex Margevicius

Commissioner of Cleveland Water 

Morgan Babbs

CIO, IluMexico

Jacob VanSickle

CEO, BikeCleveland

Marina Jackman

Founder, Time2Talk

Alenka JERAK

Counsel General, Slovenia

John Holcomb

International Student Services, Cleveland State University

Megan Wilson

Chief of Staff, Cleveland Foundation

Morgan Taggart

Director, FARE Project

Vytautas Grubliauskas

Mayor, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Nizar Zein

Director of Global Patient Services, Cleveland Clinic

Daniel Lu

M.D., Taipei Hopsital, Taiwan

Brian Hall

Senior Vice President, Executive Director Greater Cleveland Partnership Equity and Inclusion

Kristin Hall

Director in the City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Peggy Nzomo

Resident- Global Education Librarian, Kent State University

Ahson Rabbani

CEO, Childlife Foundation 

Felton Thomas

Director at Cleveland Public Library

Jasmin Santana

Cleveland City Councilwoman

Daniel Mulhall

Ambassador of Ireland to the United States

Kevin Kelley

Cleveland City Council President

Theodore Carter

Chief Economic Development and Business Officer at Cuyahoga County

Ronn Richard

President at Cleveland Foundation

Alex Lackey

Government and International Affairs Manager at City of Cleveland

Basheer Jones

Cleveland City Councilman

Rey Esperaza

President of the Comité Mexicano of Cleveland

Dejan Crnek

Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana, Slovenia  

Bayo Oyero

Chief - Ibadan, Nigeria

Prakash Ganesh

Neighborhood Family Practice/CWRU School of Medicine 

Dr. Steven Gordon

Doctor - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Boris Ochoa-Tocachi

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Sanda Kaufman

PhD.,Director, Master of Arts in Environmental Studies

Patrick Kearns

 President, Refugee Response 

Dobrica Veselinovic

MMF, Don't Let Belgrade D(r)own 

Dean Lee Fisher

Dean of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 

Natacha Kazatchkine

Head of Team, Internal EU Policy, Open Society Foundation 

SANJIV KAPUR

Partner, Jones Day

Alfiaz Vaiya

Marshall Memorial Leadership Fellowship 

Dave Karpinski

President, LEEDCo 

Sisay Asefa

Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University 

Jason Wood

Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland 

Emma Tinker

Co-founder and CIO, Asper Investment Management

Matt Zone

Cleveland City Councilman

Justin Bibb

Chief Strategy Officer, Urbanova/RTA Board of Directors 

Matic Sopotnik

Director, Department of Commercial Activities and Transport

Richard Harnish

Executive Director, Midwest HSRA 

Robert Kennedy

Director, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport 

Abby Bruell

Cleveland Field Officer Director, USCRI 

Joann Szczotka

 USCIS Community Relations Officer  

David Leopold

Partner & Chair Immigration Practice Group Leader, Ulmer & Berne LLP 

Scott Simmons

Senior Director, Professional Staff Affairs, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Clinic 

Marcello Fantoni

Associate Provost, Office of Global Education, Kent State University 

Lori Ashyk

Director of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

H.E. Aklilu Demessie, GCSE

Ethiopian Garden, Newly Designated Garden

Richard Sarosi

Hungarian Garden, Veteran Garden 

Azam Ashrab

Uzbekistan Garden, Garden in Development  

Mark Owens

RelateCare  

Father Morelli Muller

Peru Colegio de la Inmaculada 

Jiju Varghese

St. Xavier's College – Nepal 

Jim Brennan

St. Ignatius High School – Cleveland 

Philip Metres

John Carroll University  

Michael Lee

Taipei Fu Jen Catholic University 

Santos Rugel

Peru Colegio de la Inmaculada – Lima

Axel Yoshikata

Peru Colegio de la Inmaculada – Lima 

Bridgette Nadzam-Kasubick

Kasubick University, School Administrator 

Suzanne Genillier

 Shaker Heights, French Teacher 

Toussaint Miller

University School Student 

Karson Baldwin

University School Student 

Nicholas Kuhar

 St. Ed Student Advisor 

Kieron Cindric

University School, French Teacher 

Charlie Strachan

University School Student  

Albana Zeqaj

Fier, Albania Student Advisor

María José Pineda Garín

Prepa - Tec Student Advisor 

Austin Vaughan

Mayo County Library, Mayo, Ireland 

George Dionne

Autonomous University of Puebla/CWRU, Puebla, Mexico 

Luis Gutierrez Aladro

TecMilenio, Monterrey, Mexico 

Luka Zibelnik

University of Ljubljana and Cleveland State University

Ken Schnek

Baldwin Wallace University 

Ladosha Wright

Owner, The Reverence Design Team Hair Salon in Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Kevin Byrne

Consul General of Ireland in Chicago

Kieron Cindric

University School, French Teacher 

Dr. José Javier Villarreal

Biblioteca Capilla Alfonsina, Nuevo León, México 

Viljem Leban

National and University Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia 

Daniel Gray Kontar

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Safia Elhillo

Sudanese-American Poet

Stephanie Ginese

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C. Namwali Serpell

The Old Drift - Writer

Terry Szmagala

Senior Vice President, Public & Community Affairs and Corporate Communications for Eaton

Bruce Lowe

Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP  

Emery Rubagenga

CEO ROKA Global Resources & Chairman of Sager Ganza Microfinance 

Rasheeda Larkin

Program Manager - Government & Community Relations at Cleveland Clinic 

Mati Gill

Senior Director, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Andrej Pantar

Director of sales 24alife at Mikropis USA LLC 

Leon Wilson

Chief of Digital Innovation & Chief Information Officer, Cleveland Foundation 

Sunny Nixon

VP of Legal and Compliance at OMNY 

Kate Volzer

Co-Founder & CEO at Wisr 

Debby Edelstein

Co-founder & Joint MD of QualityLife Company

Christine Nelson

Vice President, TeamNEO

Žiga Fišer

 Head of Strategic Development at Port of Koper 

kimberly kirkendall

 Founder at International Resource Development 

John Senese

President & CEO at ChemJays LLC 

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