John E. Parkerson Jr., Clayton State University’s director of International Programs and Hungary’s honorary consul for the southeastern United States, has assumed the presidency of the World Trade Center Atlanta.
Parkerson, who took over the presidency at the organization’s annual meeting earlier this month, plans to focus on rejuvenating the Center’s committee structure, developing programs and expanding membership. A recent seminar on the United Kingdom’s Bribery Act, in which Parkerson participated, was the first in a series of programs to be held at the Center on the risks faced by local companies doing business abroad.
“This is fabulous, and I am excited that one of our own will be at the helm,” says Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, dean of the Clayton State School of Business of Parkerson’s appointment. In addition to his international programs role at Clayton State, Parkerson is also an assistant professor of International Business and Global Logistics for the University’s AACSB-accredited School of Business.