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Al Guarnieri Receives Harold P. Josephson Award

  • April 25, 2016

Charlotte, NC – Al Guarnieri, Partner in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office, received the Harold P. Josephson Award from the World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) on Wednesday, April 20th 2016. The honor is in recognition for his significant contributions to the Council and the international life of the community.

Al is former Director of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and has nearly 30 years of experience in international business, site selection/economic development and mergers and acquisitions. He represents a range of U.S. and foreign corporations and has particular experience with manufacturing and distribution companies. He assists companies with their investments and expansions in the U. S., out-bound investments and structuring, and domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Guarnieri is the Director of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Council on Germany and serves on the leadership team of the German American Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Chapter. He also frequently speaks on international business issues.

About The World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC)

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) was founded in 1983 as an outreach program of UNC Charlotte and its Office of International Programs. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, it is supported by private funding from individual and corporate member dues and contributions.

As a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, the WACC seeks to provide leadership for global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in the increasingly interdependent political world.

The WACC is a member of the World Affairs Council of America and together with approximately 100 other such World Affairs Councils and affiliates across the country, our mission focuses on improving international education and encouraging citizens to participate in the national debate on world affairs.

About Parker Poe

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