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
Semih Bulat, Senior Commercial Manager with Automated Packaging Systems WestRock.
Yıldız Hamrick - Interpreter/Translator
Dr. Volkan Adsay
MD - Professor, Atlanta
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
Fevzi Aydın
Owner & President, Aydın & Co. Jewelers, 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
SabaS.Colakoglu, Ph.D.
Dr. Colakoglu is a Lecturer in the Organizational Behavior group at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology.
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
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
Mehmet Ferit İsbir
Mehmet retired as the department chair of pharmacology faculty of the Mediterranean University, located in Antalya Turkey. Currently, he is teaching part-time at Girne American University in Northern Cyprus.
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
Sharifi Laleh
Laleh practice concentrates in the area of business immigration matters for investors, managers, executives and technical personnel.
Ayse Deniz Lokmanoglu
Ayse worked at Council on Foreign Relations as the temporary research assistant of Dr. Steven Cook Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, specifically regarding international affairs in the Levant and Turkey and on his upcoming book proposal on The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square
Dr. Joy Maxey , MD
President, Atlanta Children’s Clinical Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Sezin Miller
Sezin is a Senior Consultant at Global Healthcare Exchange, a company that provides supply chain solutions for healthcare providers, manufacturers and distributors
Anıl Özkaynak
Engagement Director, Tata Consultancy Services, Atlanta, Georgia
Akgun M Seckiner
Co-Owner, BOCCHI - SaniKey Group
Y. Esat Sezer
Senior Vice-President & Chief Information Officer, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Dawn Shields - CFO
GeoResults, Atlanta
Atınç Sönmezer
CEO of Meda Import & Export LLC, Atlanta, Georgia
Mehmet Tokmakci
Mehmet has had a 32 year career working with various large companies such as AT&T Bell Laboratories, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Accenture, and others.
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
Omer Kucuk, M.D.
Professor of Hematology-Oncology and Urology Director, Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program Winship, Cancer Institute of Emory University.