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Our Team

Our team strives to elevate Atlanta’s international footprint, spur economic growth, and enhance Atlanta as a world-class city to live, work, and play.  


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.

404.546.1977 | | @VanessaIbarraATL


Taylor Woodruff

Taylor 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.

404.546.1971 | | @TWoodruff24


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Paulina Guzman
International Affairs Coordinator

As International Affairs Coordinator, Ms. Guzman works closely with Atlanta-based academic institutions on expanding their international reach and programs. She 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. 

404.546.1973 | | @PauGuzATL


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

Taylor Woodruff
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