ABOUT US

"Your organization has a long history of bringing the Colombian and U.S business communities together with government leaders, and this is work that greatly complements the U.S Embassy's efforts on bilateral trade and investment"

Hon. Kevin Whitaker,

Ambassador of the United States to Colombia

January 25, 2017

WHO WE ARE

The Colombian American Association (CAA) was founded in 1927 as the first bi-national chamber of commerce for Colombia established in the United States. The Association is dedicated to promoting investment, commerce and cultural exchange between the United States and Colombia.

The members are leaders from a broad range of areas such as investment, banking, rating agencies, energy, agriculture, law, travel, hospitality, culture and fashion.

 

The CAA is a private, non-profit business organization supported by member companies and individuals.

 

 The organization has no formal connections with any governments and does not receive any government funding.

 

The CAA is a private, non-profit business organization supported by member companies and individuals.

 

 The organization has no formal connections with any governments and does not receive any government funding.

 

OUR BOARD

Stephanie Junger-Moat

President of the Board

President and Founder

Karcsi Global Consulting

María Leticia Ossa-Daza

Partner

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Ana María Blanco

 Director, Partnerships and Cooperation

Philip Morris International

Juan Esteban Orduz

President

Colombian Coffee Federation

Christian Murrle

Managing Director

Panamcap Advisors LLC

Eduardo Cortes

Founding Partner

GIA Partners LLC

Juan Carlos Ardila

Principal

Tinello Capital

Maria Isabel Nieto

Director, Latin America Strategy

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Gloria Fieldcamp

 Managing Director

Fiduciary Trust Company International

Alvaro Díaz, Jr.

Manager of Business Development

 T.Y. Lin International

María Cecilia Ruiseco

Commercial Director

CS Pancracio

Andrew C. Quale, Jr.

Vice President, CAA

Sidley Austin LLP

Edward Vergara

 Partner

Arnold & Porter

Honorary Director:

Hon. Susana Berenguer

Consul General of Colombia in New York

OUR TEAM

Lina Delgado

Executive Director 

Linda Calvet

Executive Secretary/

Board Officer

Laurie Dominguez

Program Officer

Ivan Perea

Partnerships and Communications Associate

Maria Alejandra Achury

Program Coordinator

Intern

 

OUR FORMER INTERNS

Lisa M. Wills

Events & Communications Intern

"Thank you to the CAA for giving me the opportunity to learn, grow and have wonderful first job experience".

Isabella Peña

Visual Communication

Design Intern

"My experience at the CAA was an experience I will never forget. I'm thankful for the great team I worked along these six months, for all the learning I had and fo Lina, our Director for being a great leader".

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Commendation from U.S. Ambassador to the Colombian American Association for its 85th Anniversary.

  • Nacional al Merito awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the President of the Republic of Colombia to the Colombian American Association on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary.

  • Premio Colombia Exterior a la Excelencia 2007 awarded by Contactos USA for 80 years of services to Colombia and Colombians living abroad.

  • Commendation from the U.S. President 2002: Letter of Commendation from President George W. Bush for the 75th Anniversary of the Colombian American Association.

  • Silver Cross of the National Order of Merit 2002: Cruz de Plata de la Orden.

  • Commendation from the U.S. President 1997: Letter of Commendation from President Jimmy Carter for the 70th Anniversary of the Colombian American Association.