People

Chair of the Board

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Andrew Karolyi

The Charles Field Knight Dean
of the Cornell SC Johnson College
of Business, Cornell University

Board Members

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Elena Iankova

President and Founder

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Edward Kowalewski

VIce President, Business
Development

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James Held

Vice President,
Research and Analyses

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Linda Barrington

Associate Dean for Strategy and Societal Impact of the Cornell SC Johnson College
of Business, Cornell University

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Clifford Olin

Chief Business Officer
of C4V LLC

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John Tracy​

Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce (ex officio)

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Neel Nayak

International Trade Manager,
Global New York (ex officio)

Advisory Council Members

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Marc Alessi

Executive Director of the New York State Business Incubator Association, Inc.

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Heidi Andrew

Director of Business Development, Phillips Lyle LLP

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Ilidio Alves​

Director for International Sales, The Raymond Corporation

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Kirsty Barany-Gibson

Access New York Program Lead, Scale Facilitation

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Lourdes Casanova

The Gail and Rob Cañizares Director of the Emerging Markets Institute and Senior Lecturer at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

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Stephen Donnelly

President, Stephen Donnelly & Associates

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Stacey Duncan

CEO of the Leadership Alliance, Broome County IDA/LDC and Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce

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Peter J. Katzenstein​

The Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University

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Peter Koveos

Professor at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

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Rochelle Layman

Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center at Binghamton University

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Lauren Merkel

Vice President, International at U.S. News and World Report

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Carol Miller​

Executive Director of the Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology

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Grant Pollack

Partner & Chair, IP & Tech Law Practice Group, Ballon Stoll P.C.

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David Reed

President of Reed CNY Business Law, P.C.

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Tom Schryver

Executive Director of the Center for Regional Economic Advancement, Cornell University

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Jenn Smith

Director, Food and Ag Program, Cornell Center for Regional Economic Advancement, Cornell University

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John Tobin

Professor of Practice, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

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Atanas Tzenev

Business Development Manager, Soft Landing New York

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Shailesh Upreti

CEO and President of C4V LLC
and Chairman, iM3NY

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Jacob Worenklein

Chief Executive Officer, US Grid Company