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Her Royal Highness Salote Pilolevu Tuita, Royal Kingdom of Tonga,

Her Royal Highness Princess Salote Pilolevu Tuita
Her Royal Highness is the Princess of the Royal Kingdom of Tonga. She travels throughout the world representing her country, and serves as a member of the board of directors of many international organizations.

The Honorable Vladimir Kuznetsov

The Honorable Vladimir Kuznetsov, former Governor of Primorskii Krai
Dr. Kuznetsov served as President Putin's Director for the USA-Western Regional Fund for Presidential Programs in Moscow. He is currently a Professor of International Relations and World Economy at the Far-Eastern State University in Vladivostok, Russia. He worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and holds the title of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. He served as the Consul General of the Russian Federation in San Francisco from 1993 to 1997.

As the elected former Governor of Primorskii Krai, he instituted administrative reform based on democratic principles and values. He established a Russian-Korean joint venture in the timber industry aa well as signing cooperative aggreements with neighboring provinces of Japan, Korea and China. Dr. Kuznetsov was a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute of the World Economy and International Relations for the Academy of Sciences of the former USSR. He is fluent in Russian, English, Spanish, French and Serbo-Croatian. He is an author of a number of books and articles on international economic cooperation.


The Honorable Luisana Leoni de Moreno
The Honorable Luisana Leoni de Moreno

Ms. Moreno is the Consejero of the Protocol Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Caracas, Venezuela. She formerly served as the Consul General of Venezuela in San Francisco.

Her family continues to be active in the political affairs of her country, a tradition that began with her father when he was the second democratically elected President of Venezuela.

The Honorable Jung Ha Lee
The Honorable Jung Ha Lee

Dr. Lee holds a doctoral degree in political science from the American University and two masters degrees: one in Advanced International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.; and the other in Political Science, from Seoul National University.

Dr. Lee held many important posts while serving in the Diplomatic Corps, including Assistant Public Information Attaché for the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C.; Assistant Professor, Institute of Foreign affairs and National Security, Seoul; Press Secretary for the President of Korea; and Korean Consul General in San Francisco. Dr. Lee represents Protocol Professionals, Inc. in Asia. He holds high academic standing as a visiting professor of the Korean University Graduate School of International Studies.

Ambassador James D. Rosenthal, San Francisco
Ambassador James D. Rosenthal

Ambassador Rosenthal served 34 years as a career diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service. His overseas posts included Trinidad, Vietnam, France, The Central African Republic, Malaysia, and The Philippines. He was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea from 1983 to 1986.

Ambassador Rosenthal graduated from Stanford with a degree in International Relations. He taught International Relations and Political Science at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he served as a State Department faculty member. He is also a graduate of the National War College. After retirement from the Foreign Service, he became Executive Director of the Commonwealth Club of California and is the Past President of the San Francisco International Diplomacy Council. He travels extensively and speaks and writes on foreign affairs.

Dr. Shlomit Shulov-Barkan, Israel
Dr. Shlomit Shulov-Barkan

Dr. Shlomit Shulov-Barkan served for four years as Israel's Cultural Attaché to the United States, posted at the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C. and at the Israeli Consulate General to the Pacific Northwest region in San Francisco. While serving as a distinguished diplomat, she designed and produced numerous American-Israeli cultural programs.

Dr. Barkan has vast experience in all aspects of art management and cultural collaboration. Now based in Israel, she works closely with Protocol Professionals, Inc.™ San Francisco and Los Angeles offices on matters of cultural exchange.



Rear Admiral John Bitoff, San Francisco
Rear Admiral John Bitoff

Admiral Bitoff's distinguished career included command of various surface ships and major shore activities. His assignments spanned the globe and included tours of duty in the Antarctic, France, Italy, and Germany. As a specialist in politico-military affairs, he designed the implementation modalities for the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in Europe. Admiral Bitoff arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989 and commanded all combat logistics ships in the U.S. Third Fleet and coordinated all U.S. Navy activities from Oregon to the Monterey Peninsula.

He is a participant in a State Department program where retired senior U.S. Military officers teach officials from the former Soviet Union about the role of the military in a democratic society. He has since participated in a similar program for South America and Africa. In 1996 he was selected as a community hero to carry the Olympic Torch from San Francisco to the Golden Gate Bridge, in recognition of his role in leading the Navy's rescue and recovery efforts following the Loma Prieta Earthquake.

Rear Admiral John Bitoff Navy Log
Pierre Fournier, San Francisco
Pierre Fournier

Mr. Fournier has had a distinguished government career, first serving as an officer in the Air Force with the Strategic Air Command, from 1958-1962. He joined the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 1963, with assignments in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and California. He retired from the DOJ in 1987 to become the Regional Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, U.S. Department of State. His area of responsibility included the Western United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and the Pacific Trust Territories.

Mr. Fournier has given presentations on protocol, diplomatic and consular immunities and the differences between embassies and career and honorary consulates. He has acted as an advisor to the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Protocol for several administrations and to the Protocol Offices for the City and County of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Seattle.

Karen Bryk, M.V.O

Ms. Karen Bryk, M.V.O, is a Canadian protocol specialist who currently serves as Deputy Chief of Protocol for the Government of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. As Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ms. Bryk plays a vital role in the scheduling and arrangements for state, official, and private visits to Manitoba of VIPs such as the Royal Family, Governor General, Heads of State (Presidents), Ambassadors & High Commissioners, Consuls General, Parliamentarians, Senior Government Officials and Delegations.

She liaises with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Embassies, High Commissions, Consulates, Consular Corps, law enforcement agencies, military, judiciary, Chambers of Commerce, provincial protocol offices, and municipality officials. She also assists in the planning and organization of ceremonial and hospitality occasions for the government, including the Opening of the Legislature, the Swearing - in ceremony for Lieutenant Governor and Members of Executive Council, and special Honours such as the Order of Manitoba and portrait and plaque unveilings.

  Wayne Green

Wayne Green
Mr. Green holds a B.A. Hons. International Relations, School of African & Asian Studies. University of Sussex. 2002, majoring in Global Political Economy. Wayne is the Executive Director of Global Affairs Ltd., a unique international relations political affairs and business consultancy, specializing in globalization, offering political lobbying services, access to foreign markets, independent diplomatic services, parliamentary monitoring, strategic planning, training, event production and research services.

Wayne is a lifetime member of the world renowned, Chatham House, The Royal Society of International Relations and also a member of the Westminster based Association, British Expertise.

Mr. Green has served as an advisor to a distinguished M.P. in the U.K. He has extensive first hand knowledge of the working process of UK Parliament and government bodies. This includes supplying documents on globalization to personal advisors, to the Prime Minister. Recent political affairs have included, an invitation as a delegate to high level meetings at the UNITED NATIONS, 61st SESSIONS, MDGs, Africa and Business development, New York. 2006, with the AU. NEPAD, UN special advisor on Africa. African Business Round Table.

Wayne has been an academic speaker at high level international conferences globally, including: USA. 2006; Africa, 2005; Middle East.2004; Oxford University UK.2002. Topics have included issues on globalization, power flows of nation states, e.g. China, interfaith dialogue and global political economy. He has also participated in high level diplomatic meetings with nation state leaders, Ambassadors & High Commissioners. Parliamentarians. Senior Government Officials and policy makers, attending meetings at Wilton Park, the Foreign Common Wealth Office, on the role of the EU and EU Foreign/Security Policy, 2006. Wayne regularly attends the House of Commons. Further experience covers fact-finding tours of NATO, SHAPE, E.U. and the European Parliament, covering ESDI, Globalization and Development. Wayne has also worked in association with UK leading industry/trade associations including the CBI, London. Wayne serves as Protocol Professionals, Inc.™ UK expert on British Protocol and international affairs.

David C. Kenney, Esq., San Francisco
David C. Kenny
David C. Kenny is a Partner with the law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP. Prior to joining Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Mr. Kenny served with the United States Government in Panama and Ecuador and acted as a law clerk in the Legal Adviser's Office. He has more than 27 years of experience advising domestic and foreign financial institutions on regulatory, examination, credit, and corporate and operational matters. His practice also includes trade finance, mergers and acquisitions, the securities and insurance activities of financial institutions and new financial products and services.

Mr. Kenny represents non-financial institution clients in matters involving transnational commercial and business transactions and private and public international law. He serves as international counsel to Stanford University and represents other universities in foreign and international law matters. He was retained by the California Bankers Association as principal consultant and draftsman for foreign and international banking law matters in connection with a proposed revision of California banking law from 1986-1989.

Keyvan Tabari, Esq., San Francisco
Keyvan Tabari, Esq.
Keyvan Tabari is an international lawyer, practicing in San Francisco. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Law, as well as a J.D., and has taught at Colby College, the University of Colorado, and the University of Tehran.

Dr. Tabari’s expertise in negotiating bilateral agreements and complex contracts contributed substantially to the transfer of technology between the United States, Germany, Australia, and Iran. He was the principal counsel for the Tehran Subway contract between France and Iran. Major international corporations from Switzerland, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Germany and the United States have benefited from Mr. Tabari's services. Dr. Tabari serves as a consultant to Protocol Professionals, Inc.™






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