Georgia State council 

John C. Key, Executive Director
Pan American Council on Trade, LLC

Jerry Lane, President
Claxton Poultry

Jann Moore, Government Affairs Manager
Caterpillar Inc.

Sam Pardue, Dean 
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Sean Register, Founder & CEO
Register International

Tas Smith, National Affairs Specialist
Georgia Farm Bureau

Ron Stephens, Chairman
House Economic Development & Tourism Committee

Dennis Wynn, Director
Membership Development, Choice Hotels

Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Stephen Humphreys, President
Athens Imports

Malory Atkinson, Head of Sales & Marketing
1Q- Know Now

Gary Black, Commissioner
Georgia Department of AgriculturE

William F. Bina III, MD, MPH, Dean
Mercer University School of Medicine

Mark Butler, Commissioner
Georgia Department of Labor

Justin Clay, Director of Government Relations
NCR Corporation

Terry Coleman, Former Speaker
Georgia House of Representatives

Billy Crider, Chairman
Crider Inc. 

John Cushnie, SVP, Investor Engagement
Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Larry H. Hanson, City Manager
City of Valdosta


Gainesville Times: Poultry Exports Shift to Mexico, Cuba

The countries the U.S. ships poultry to is an ever-shifting landscape, with politics often playing a key role. 

Fox News Latino: Advocacy Group Engage Cuba Hopes to End Embargo, One State at a Time

If the U.S. embargo on Cuba is lifted in the near future, one of the reasons why is starting to take shape right now in places that at first blush seem unlikely stakeholders in what happens between the two nations — Ohio, Tennessee, Louisiana and Minnesota. 

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Georgia could profit from improved U.S. relations with Cuba

The ongoing thaw in U.S. relations with Cuba offers an excellent opportunity for Georgia to grow its export business with the Communist island nation, state and local economic development and business leaders said Tuesday.

The Red & Black: U.S. may gain lung disease vaccine through improved relations with Cuba

Cuba has developed a potential treatment for lung cancer, and a New York company is trying to bring it to the United States. 

Georgia Public Broadcasting: Engage Cuba Coalition Launches Georgia Council

Engage Cuba, a national 501(c)(4) advocacy group focused on lifting the Cuban trade and travel embargo, established a state council in Georgia late last week.

 

Op-Ed: Atlanta Business Chronicle: Viewpoint: What U.S.-Cuba Relationship Means for Georgia

by James Williams and Chris Clark

Lifting the embargo on Cuba would provide tremendous opportunities for Georgia businesses and enable economic mobility for the Cuban people. 

Southeast Farm Press: Cuba Advocacy Group, Georgia Ag Leaders Join to End U.S. Embargo

Engage Cuba, an advocacy group, and Georgia ag leaders are tired of losing trade and business opportunities to foreign competitors as Cuban markets open up and grow. 

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Atlanta Forum Focusing on Cuba Business Opportunities

Atlanta executives interested in doing business with Cuba are getting how-to tips this week directly from Cuban government officials. 

ZPolitics: The surprising Economic Connection between Georgia and cuba

On Wednesday, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel of business and political leaders who pitched their predictions on the increasing relationship between Georgia and Cuba.

LaGrage Daily News: Musicologist to Explore Sounds of Cuba

Dr. Greene will discuss Cuban music March 28 during his lecture in the college’s 3D Journeys Cuba series. 

WABE: Ga. Tech project provides Cubans faster access to internet

In Cuba, less than about 5 percent of the population has open Internet access. That’s slowly changing as the government adds a few Wi-Fi hotspots and foreign companies work to update the digital infrastructure.

 

georgia's Champions

  Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-7)

Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-7)

  Representative Austin Scott (R-GA-8)   Co-Sponsor  H.R. 525 Cuba Agricultural Exports Act  &  H.R. 351 Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act

Representative Austin Scott (R-GA-8)

Co-Sponsor H.R. 525 Cuba Agricultural Exports Act & H.R. 351 Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act

  Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA-4)

Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA-4)

  Representative John Lewis (D-GA-5)

Representative John Lewis (D-GA-5)

  Representative Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2)   Cosponsor of  H.R. 525 Cuba Agricultural Exports Act

Representative Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2)

Cosponsor of H.R. 525 Cuba Agricultural Exports Act

  Representative A. Drew Ferguson (R-GA-3)   Cosponsor of  H.R. 525 Cuba Agricultural Exports Act  &  H.R. 351 Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act

Representative A. Drew Ferguson (R-GA-3)

Cosponsor of H.R. 525 Cuba Agricultural Exports Act & H.R. 351 Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act