ATFC Board of Trustees

            We are honored to have on our Board of Trustees a diversified group of outstanding people both in the US and Turkey who support the objectives of the American Turkish Friendship Council.

Chairman Emeritus
The Honorable Mona Diamond Sunshine, Turkish Honorary Consul General for Georgia, Atlanta
Ahmet C. Bozer served as an Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company until his retirement in March 2016 serving as the President of Coca-Cola International since January 1, 2013.
Doğan Eroğlu, PhD, Associate Director for Communication Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta
Vice President - U.S.
Gizem Köksal-Yahi currently serves on the External Advisory Board of the Turkey Task Force at Georgia State University
Vice President - Turkey
Yasmina Lokmanoğlu has worked, and led the Mersin division of the ATFC Breast Cancer Project
Yıldız Hamrick - Interpreter/Translator
Dr. Volkan Adsay
MD - Professor and Vice-Chair, Director of Anatomic Pathology, Emory University,Atlanta
Hadi Akdeniz
General Manager of EPS Domestic and Foreign Trade Company, Istanbul
Ayca Akyel
Finance Director for Water, Tea, Coffee Categories, Atlanta
Yusef Akyüz
Country Director, Turkey at IgnitionOne, Istanbul Turkey
Dagzen Altan
Associate Director of Online Marketing at AT&T, Atlanta, Georgia
Sinan Altun
Chairman, MEKASSA Inc, Istanbul
Fevzi Aydın
Owner & President, Aydın & Co. Jewelers, Atlanta
Michael Baldwin
Adjunct Professor of International Business at Kennesaw State University and Georgia State University, Atlanta
Neda Barqawi
Xtarta, President, Atlanta
Fatoş N. Bozer
Active volunteer with orphans and children with special needs, Atlanta, Georgia
Ahu Kostak-Bulat
International Programs Manager: Turkey Initiatives, Office of International Initiatives, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Leyla Conrad, PhD.
Director of Outreach, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Tamer Çavuşgil, PhD
Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair and Executive Director, CIBER, at the J.Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Çiğdem Delano
Chief Information Officer, Orion HealthCorp, Atlanta
Didem Devletsah
Realtor at Keller Williams Realty, Atlanta, Georgia
Prof. Dr. Tunç Erem, PhD
Professor of economics, Former rector of Marmara University, Istanbul
Melih Fereli
Arts and Culture Advisor to the Vehbi Koc Foundation, Istanbul
Senih Geray
General Manager at St Regis Hotel, Atlanta
Stefanie Gürel
Early Childhood Educator, Izmir
Mine Hashas, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Kennesaw State University
Elif İnan
Retired Senior Human Resources Professional, Istanbul
Özben İyigün-Yet
Human Resources Management Executive, Atlanta
Dr. Çağatay Kemerli, MD
Neurosurgeon, Istanbul
Muhtar Kent
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta
Seda Kilincci
Account Development Manager, Vendormate wholly subsidiary of GHX, Atlanta, Georgia
Ömer Koç
Member of the Board of Directors, Koc Holding, Istanbul
Tunç Kip
Global Business Development Manager, Temel Gaskets, Atlanta
Dr. Joy Maxey , MD
President, Atlanta Children’s Clinical Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Anıl Özkaynak
Engagement Director, Tata Consultancy Services, Atlanta, Georgia
Akgun M Seckiner
Co-Owner, BOCCHI - SaniKey Group
Holli Semetko, PhD
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Media and International Affairs, Professor of Political Science, Emory University & Former Vice Provost & Director, The Halle Institute, Emory University, Atlanta
Y. Esat Sezer
Senior Vice-President & Chief Information Officer, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Pamela Dorn Sezgin - PhD
College of Arts and Letters / Dept. of History, Anthropology and Philosophy, University of North Georgia, Atlanta
Dawn Shields - CFO
GeoResults, Atlanta
Atınç Sönmezer
CEO of Meda Import & Export LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
William James Talley Jr.
Senior Project Manager, Real Estate Development and Acquisitions department, Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta, Georgia
Uğur Terzioğlu
President High Advisory Council, Turkish American Business Association/AMCHAM, Former President, TABA/AMCHAM, Istanbul
Aykut Urgen
Senior Vice President, North America Rail Sector Manager for Parsons Transportation Group, Atlanta, Georgia
Dilek Uzgören
President of Elips USA, Atlanta
Saadet Yıldırım
GIS Analyst, Gwinnett County Department of Information Services, Atlanta, Georgia
Tolbert Yılmaz
President, Eurotard Dance Fashions, Atlanta
Ugur Yüce
Banking expert at the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency of Turkey, Ankara