POSTPONED: Consular Conversations: Luncheon and Interview with Bahamas Consul General
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In the 15th event in Global Atlanta’s Consular Conversations Series, the editorial team will be interviewing the newly arrived Consul General of the Bahamas in Atlanta, Ms. Astra Armbrister-Rolle.
Topics of discussion are to include:
- About the new consul general
- Economic and business ties between Georgia and the Bahamas
- Investment opportunities
- Bahamas tourism and aviation connections with Atlanta
- Local Bahamian diaspora and their contributions
- Effects of recent hurricanes on the Bahamas
- Catered light lunch with soft drinks
- One-on-one conversation with the Global Atlanta editorial team, followed by moderated audience Q&A
- Discussion covered by Global Atlanta and published in a later article
About our speaker:
Astra Armbrister-Rolle currently serves as Consul
General to The Bahamas Consulate in Atlanta,
Georgia. As a first time envoy, Rolle brings a wealth
of experience as a fundraising professional in the non-
profit sector specializing in annual giving
management, prospect development and donor
stewardship. Having served in both private and not-
for-profit entities, Rolle has managed the portfolios of
organizations, implemented fundraising strategies,
oversaw membership and grants programs, and
coordinated volunteer leadership for fundraising
efforts and major campaigns. All of which were
skillsets fostered through her membership of the
American Association of Fundraising Professionals
and further utilized during her tenure as Director of
Development with the Bahamas National Trust, Nassau, Bahamas.
Nation building and policy development both domestic and foreign have always been
Rolle’s priority. As early as 15yrs Rolle made a promise to her parents and family to
return home and help to make The Bahamas a better place. Having lived in Canada
briefly, Rolle is an alumnus of McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario.
In fulfillment of her promise made to her parents, since returning to The Bahamas Rolle
has served as a council member for the FNM Torchbearers Youth Association and is an
active member of The Bahamas Toastmasters program. Embracing her family heritage
and as a descent of Acklins Island Rolle serves as Secretary General to the Acklins Trade
and Development Association and a member of the Lovely Bay Development
Association where the work of both organizations assists the residents of Acklins Island
with economic opportunities and seeks to develop the island.
Mrs. Armbrister-Rolle is happily married and a mother to one son. Her hobbies include
public speaking, cooking and reading.