The Korea-Southeast U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Korea SEUS) and the Kotra Club of Atlanta have elected Philip Bolton, president of the Agio Press Inc., which publishes the GlobalFax news service, as their president. Mr. Bolton replaces Gordon Harnesberger, president of Worldwide Marketing Corp., who served as president of the chamber in 2000 and of Kotra from 1998-2000.
Other officers elected are: Tim Evans, senior project manager, economic development division, Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism (GDITT), and John J. Lee, president of BR Investments Group and general manager of the Continental Development Group, as vice presidents.
Mike Lott, manager, Georgia’s Traditional Industries Program at the Economic Development Institute of the Georgia Institute of Technology, was elected treasurer. Angela Levin, program coordinator, Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, was elected treasurer.
Korea SEUS was established in 1991 to promote bilateral trade, investment and cultural exchange between Korea and the southeastern U.S.
In 1999, the chamber formed a strategic partnership with the Kotra Club of Atlanta as a means of providing additional benefits and services to chamber members interested in doing business in Korea. The Kotra Club was formed in 1997 with the support of the Kotra Trade Investment Promotion Agency, headquartered in Seoul.
Mr. Bolton is a co-founder with Mr. Harnesberger of the North African Business Council. He also is a member of the boards of directors of the Center for International Business, Education and Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the European Union Center of the University System of Georgia and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. He is a co-founder of the Atlanta Roundtable® and has served on the Sister Cities Committee of the city of Decatur.
To learn of upcoming Korea SEUS and Kotra activities, he may be reached at the GlobalFax office by calling (404) 377-7710 by sending an e-mail to email@example.com