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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

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.

404.858.3898 | | @VanessaIbarraATL


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Paulina Guzman
Global Engagement Officer

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.

470.303.9589 | | @PauGuzATL


Sean Richerson
International Affairs Project Manager

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. | @sr_rich_

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

Taylor Woodruff
Chief of Protocol
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