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Our Team

 Under the purview of Chief of Staff Candace Byrd, International Affairs Director Claire Angelle leads a team of four in an effort to elevate Atlanta’s international footprint, spur economic growth, and enhance Atlanta as a world-class city to live, work, and play.  

Claire Angelle

Claire Angelle

As Director of International Affairs for the City of Atlanta, Claire Angelle plans, develops and implements the international activities of Mayor Reed's 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.
404.614.8307 | | @ClaireAngelle


Vanessa IbarraVanessa Ibarra
Deputy Director

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

404.614.8331 | | @VanessaIbarraATL


Taylor WoodruffTaylor Woodruff

Chief of Protocol

As Chief of Protocol, Mr. Woodruff 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. Mr. Woodruff serves as the liaison to the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission and its 17 sister cities.

                                                              404.588.5460 | | @TWoodruff24


Mayor's Office of International Affairs | 133 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2900 | Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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