Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, who currently is co-chairman of GoodWorks International, a specialty consulting group, has been elected as the new chairman of the board of directors of the World Trade Center Atlanta.

      Mr. Young’s election was announced at the board of directors’ annual meeting held Aug. 6 at the center, which last month entered into a management contract with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.

      We are delighted that Ambassador Young is assuming the chairmanship, Randy Trombino, the center’s general manager, told GlobalFax last week.  We know that he will assist us in not only drawing new members to the center but providing the leadership in reaching our goal of enhancing the global awareness of greater Atlanta’s business community.

      Mr. Young will take over as chairman from former Gov. George Busbee, who has served as chairman since 1993 and oversaw the move of the center from the Merchandise Mart to its current location in the SunTrust Plaza.

      Mr. Busbee was an original founder of the center which continues to conduct and promote international business, education and cultural events as well as offer networking opportunities with more than 280 other World Trade Centers around the globe.

      Since the Ritz-Carlton has taken over the management functions of the center, Mr. Trombino and Lynn Speir, an international service coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating and planning the educational programs and seminars, have joined the center’s staff.

For more information, call Emily Oxel, membership director, at (404) 880-1550.