• 25 May 2016

    Pete Anderson of Celergo Global Payroll- Dallas, TX

    Celergo is the leading Global Payroll Service Provider managing local, offshore, and expatriate payrolls in over 140 countries for clients in the Financial Services, Business Services, Technology, and Oil & Gas industries. As the single point of contact for all global payroll needs, Celergo manages changes, calculations, compliance, funding and reporting through standardized global payroll processes that ensure visibility and compliance. Celergo's experienced, multi-lingual staff are dedicated to delivering high quality service from our global offices in Chicago, Bogota, Hungary, and Singapore.  Pete is an accomplished senior sales professional with over 25 years experience in outsourced HR, Benefits and Payroll technology.  He is passionate and driven to help businesses overcome challenges and improve their bottom line.  His focus is on mid market and national account market segments.  Pete is a participant in our upcoming "League of Extraordinairies" focus members group.  Welcome Pete and team!


  • 01 Jun 2016

    Benjamin Clumeck is Regional Manager for Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, a global credit insurance company with US operations headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.  Ben is located in Plano where he established Atradius’s office in the state 3 years ago, and oversees sales and marketing efforts for the company throughout Texas and other states in the region, including Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, etc.  Atradius is one of the largest trade credit insurance companies globally headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands .  Atradius insures accounts receivable, both domestic and foreign, as well as political risk.  Ben has been with Atradius for more than 5 years, having served in various capacities.  Prior to relocating to Texas, Ben was Regional Manager for the southwest region where he established Atradius’ office in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Lastly, Ben cofounded and established an international credit reporting business, where companies could obtain business information on companies all over the world.

  • 26 May 2016

    Mark Way is the senior vice president and foreign exchange specailist for BOK Financial. He is responsible for assisting clients in identidying and mitigating foreign currency risks and exposures. He also develops strategic hedging structures which are manageable and easy to implement for corporate clients. He assists clients with international cash management policies and procedure. He has 33 years of experience in the financial industry; 28 of those years were in foreign exchange risk management, and the last 3 years have been with BOK Financial. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Finance and Speech from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. He is currently an active volunteer with Junior Achievement and Job Connection. Welcome Mark!

  • 25 May 2016

    Meredith Wilson is the Founder and CEO of Emergent Risk International, LLC, which empowers companies to understand and address the impact of geopolitical events on their business.  The company specializes in addressing risks and opportunities in emergin g markets, political and security risk, and building strategic risk intelligence programs for multi-national companies and organizations. ERI provides consulting, training and advice to some of the largest multi-national companies in the US. Ms. Wilson serves as a political risk and intelligence advisor to executive management and government and has 19 years experience in international environments, the energy sector, major corporations and the US intelligence community. Before founding Emergent Risk International, Ms. Wilson worked at the Pentagon for the US Defense Intelligence Agency.  She is available for speaking engagements related to geopolitical events and utilizing intelligence to build better business strategy. To find out more about Emergent Risk International, or to be added to our newsletter, please contact Iman Elbanna.

  • 25 May 2016

    Ms. Dobreva is a founder and principal immigration attorney of Dobreva Law Office. As an experienced U.S. immigration attorney, Dobrina is known among clients  and peers for providing creative solutions to complex immigration law problems, involving investor visas, work visas and immigration compliance. Her practice focuses on corporate immigration matters for high-tech, pharmaceutical/ biotech and health care industries. Specifically, Dobrina’s immigration practice includes E-1 and E-2 treaty investors visas, EB-5 investor visas,  employment based  EB-1, EB-2, EB-2 National Interest Waiver, EB-3immigrant visas, PERM, TN, H-1B specially occupation, L-1A and L-1B intercompany transfer, O and P visas for individuals with extraordinary ability. Finally, Dobrina has been a frequent speaker at educational and business seminars on variousimmigration law topics in the DFW Metroplex. Be sure to look out for Dobrina at the next Global Chamber Dallas event and say hello!

  • 25 May 2016

    Andy has thrived in international business development and project management, and has helped start up companies grow globally into China, Japan, Korea, India, Singapore, Taiwan and Europe!  Andy is PMP certified. In Andy's words, "I believe in nurturing global business activity to help our local community do better with vision and sustainability. I believe we all can take small steps continuously for the better future together." Be sure to look out for Andy at our next events, and speak to him about helping your company grow globally!

  • 16 May 2016

    May 16 2016- Today the Global Chamber Dallas announced that Annabelle Ackling has joined their team. Annabelle has joined the team with the purpose of growing her international connections while contributing to global business internationally. Annabelle has spent the past year as an undergraduate student at the University of Arkansas double majoring in International Relations and Journalism as well as minoring in French.

    Annabelle joins Global Chamber Dallas as an intern and expects to contribute towards the goal of growing members that are leaders international business in Dallas and around the world. Annabelle comments, “I cannot wait to serve my local entrepreneurs and business owners. The Global Chamber is growing so rapidly it’s so exciting to be a part of such a selfless organization. I’m so lucky to be involved with the Global Chamber team contributing to the global economy, and connecting the world.”

    Korina Smith, Executive Director of Global Chamber Dallas says, “Annabelle is a pleasure to work with.  She has a great future ahead of her.  I’ve always loved involving young people and am impressed with her work ethic. I’m curious to see what she chooses when she pursues a career in the future!”

    Annabelle joins team members, Korina Smith, Executive Director, Alex Plotkin, Social Media Director, and Ishan Goel, Marketing Coordinator, in the Dallas office.

    About the Global Chamber Dallas

    The Global Chamber engages executives and regional leaders in more successful cross-border trade and investment to accelerate global business growth, increase community success, and ultimately change the world. There are currently 40 chapters of the Global Chamber worldwide, with plans to expand into 500 metro areas and reach 100,000

    members in the next three years. The Global Chamber Dallas launched its Dallas chapter in December, 2015.