Wesley Veiga, regional sales manager for TAM Brazilian Airlines who died of pancreatitis, a disease of the pancreas, in Atlanta on Nov. 13, was elected last week as a board member, in memoriam, of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia (BACC).
“We wanted to recognize Wesley in this way because he was someone who gave so much of himself to the Brazilian American community here,” Lucia Jennings, president of the BACC, told GlobalFax last week. “When we looked to him for support, he was always there.”
Mr. Veiga, 45, began his airlines career at the age of 14 when he was an office boy for a major travel agency in Sao Paolo. He worked for Atlantic Southeast, Transbrasil and Varig airlines before joining TAM Brazilian Airlines as district sales manager in Atlanta.
He joined TAM airlines earlier this year when the company inaugurated its first international flight from Brazil to Miami.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and was an active member and on the board of directors of the Georgia-Pernambuco (Brazil) Partners of the Americas, a civic, social and cultural exchange organization.
For more information, Ms. Jennings may be reached by calling (404) 676-8383.