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John Parkerson with Katalin Csorba, first counselor, embassy of Hungary[/caption]
John E. Parkerson, Jr., a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of the Clayton State University Foundation and a former director of international programs and faculty member for the University, has been appointed honorary foreign economic counselor by the government of Hungary.
The honorary consul of Hungary for the southeast United States, Parkerson was appointed honorary foreign economic counselor by Minister of State for Economic Strategy Zoltán Cséfalvay during a recent visit to Washington, D.C. Parkerson was presented the honor at a special breakfast program hosted by Ambassador György Szapáry at the Embassy of Hungary. Breakfast guests included Washington representatives of six U.S. companies already doing business in Hungary; as well as Katalin Csorba, first counselor - head of Hungarian economic representatives in the U.S. Following the breakfast, Parkerson accompanied Cséfalvay and embassy representatives to the minister’s address on “Changes and Challenges: Innovation in Europe and Hungary” at the Center for International Private Enterprise.
Parkerson is the first honorary consul of Hungary in the U.S. to receive this distinction; along with Robert C. Knuepfer, a Chicago attorney, he is one of only two Hungarian foreign economic counselors in the U.S. The appointment emphasizes the regional Hungarian consulate’s focus on promotion of investment, trade and business relations between the southeast U.S. and Hungary.
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