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Vanessa Ibarra | Director

404.858.3898 | | @VanessaIbarraATL

As Director of the Mayor's Office of International Affairs, Ms. Ibarra plans, develops and implements the international activities of Mayor Bottoms’ Office. She assists in facilitating trade, economic development, tourism and cultural initiatives of the City of Atlanta through liaison with local, national and international agencies.


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Cesar A. Vence | Deputy Director

404.546.1093 | | @cesarvence 

As Deputy Director of International Affairs, Mr. Vence focuses his mission on assisting Atlanta-based companies in their international strategy and promotes the City of Atlanta to foreign investors. To do so, he organizes export seminars, provides one-on-one company consultations and coordinates overseas trips.


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Paulina Guzman | Global Engagement Officer

470.303.9589 | | @PauGuzATL

As Global Engagement Officer, Ms. Guzman advises, assists and supports city officials on matters of diplomatic procedure and is responsible for planning visits and welcoming diplomats, foreign officials and other distinguished guests to Atlanta. He also serves as the liaison to the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission and its 17 sister cities.


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Sean Richerson | International Project Manager

470.583.4029 | | @sr_rich_

As Project Manager, Mr. Richerson works closely with Atlanta-based academic institutions on expanding their international reach and programs. He also assists senior staff in executing inbound and outbound exchanges by providing market research and briefings, in addition to leading the office’s marketing efforts.



Mayor's Office of International Affairs | 55 Trinity Ave SW, Suite 3450 | Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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