Randy Avon - CEO
CEO and Managing Director. Former member of the Florida Legislature, formerly President and CEO of four World Trade Centers and Corporate and Financial Consultants. CFC completed over $8 Billion of infrastructure projects with E.F.Hutton and Prudential Bache prior to forming APDC. He is a former Florida Legislator, State President of the Florida Jaycees, Charter President of the Florida JCI Senate, and was named one of Florida's "Five outstanding Young Men". He has served as a Presidential Advisor, was the Chairman of the Florida/Columbia Alliance, and was honored by the U.S. State Department with the "James McKeithan"Award for International achievements in the private sector. He Chaired the OAS meeting in the United States in 2005 and has been a U.S. delegate to the past four Summits of the America's.
* William M. Marlin - CFO
Former Vice Chairman of Bache Halsey Securities and chosen by the Board of Prudential Bache to become their initial Vice Chairman. Former advisor to various Governors and President Ford. Former President of Mathews & Wright Investment Banking firm and founder of William M. Marlin, Inc., a prominent international financial advisory firm.
Eric Smith, Esq. - Senior VP
Executive Director for The Center for Law and Public Policy and FCSL Assistant Dean for External Affairs. Mr. Smith is a former legislator and Jacksonville City Council president.
Amb. David Samudio, Jr. - International VP
Ambassador Samudio is a prominent architect, urban planner, journalist, Diplomat, educator, and active member of the liberal Party of Panama. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mortgage National Bank of Panama, a Former Minister of Housing, and a member of the Presidential Commission for the Studies of the Panama Canal. The Ambassador has served his nation as the Ambassador to Germany, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Panama to the United Nations. While at the UN, He was Chairman of the Latin American Group and Vice Chairman. (ECOSOC).
Senator Ron Silver, Esq. - Senior Vice President
Senator Silver served as a distinguished member of the Florida Legislature for over two decades. He has served as Majority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate. He was honored as the most effective member in each body. He is an attorney at law, former prosecuting attorney, and Municipal Judge. He was appointed by President Clinton as the Chairman of the F.E.M.A. Advisory Committee and also to the Advisory Board of the Trade Commission. He is also a former Chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference. When he retired after 24 years of public service, he was the Dean of the Florida Legislature.
* Amb. Max Kampelman, Esq. - Special Advisor to the CEO
A prominent international attorney, Ambassador Max Kampelman is one of the outstanding Diplomats and preeminent negotiators of our times. He served as head of the U.S. delegation to the Geneva negotiations on Nuclear and Space Arms Reduction. He also served as the head of the U.S. delegation at the Madrid East- West Conference on Human Rights. He is a former Chairman of the board of Governors of the United Nations Association. Ambassador Kampelman has served with distinction under the last five Presidents for a period spanning four decades. International Heads of State and Governing bodies around the Globe have heralded his accomplishments. Former President Clinton recently honored him with the highest award given to a non- military U.S. citizen.
Robert O. Cash, Esq. - General Counsel
Specialist in international law, treaties, and international banking. Mr. Cash has two Master degrees in finance and taxation and oversees global trade contracts.
Christian Hooft, Esq. - International Counsel & Board Member
A prominent international attorney, Christian Hooft has acted as an advisor to top Diplomats, and other prominent officials in his homeland of Argentina. Mr. Hooft oversees all OPIC, EXIM bank, USAID, CABEI, and other financial transactions
Percy Helmer - International Counsel & Board Member
Mr. Helmer, has over 35 years experience in international business in several countries. His experience in China dates back to 1980, where he had several successful joint ventures with Government controlled companies. His real estate background with the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) and import/export background bringing Asian products to the US gives us a broad base in project development.
* Senator George Firestone - Board Member
Senator Firestone served as a distinguished member of the Florida House and Senate and as Florida Secretary of State. Under his leadership, Florida opened Free Trade Zones and entered into trade agreements with many nations in Latin America.
Jerry Chang - Board Member
A former member of The Hawaii House of Representatives. He has represented the people of his district on the Island of Hawaii since 1989.In his tenure, he has served with distinction as a Committee Chairman of Water, Land and Ocean resources (Current), Higher Education Committee, and the Tourism and Cultural Committee. He serves or have served on the Board on the Big Island Business Council, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council, and a host of other Boards, Commissions and Organizations. He is a Decorated Member of the Armed Forces where he served in the U.S. Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
* Founding Board Members - Deceased