Pan American Development Foundation

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Pan American Development Foundation

"Created in 1962 through a unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), national, state, and municipal governments, and the private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. Through these partnerships, we seek to achieve excellent and lasting programmatic impacts in creating economic opportunities, promoting social investments, strengthening communities and civil society, and preparing for and responding to natural disasters." [1]


Accessed April 2009: [2]

  • Jose Miguel Insulza, Chairman - Secretary General, Organization of American States
  • Albert R. Ramdin, Vice Chairman - Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States
  • Alexander F. Watson, President - Managing Director, Hills and Company
  • Carlos Marino García, First Vice-President - President, Avantel, S.A.
  • Philippe R. Armand, Second Vice-President - Chairman & CEO, Groupe Dynamic S.A. - Haiti
  • William D. Gambrel, Treasurer - Past President, BankBoston S.A., A FleetBoston Company - Dominican Republic
  • Kathleen C. Barclay, Secretary - Past President, Assoc. of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America; President, Asesorías KCB, Ltda. - Chile
  • Marilyn Blanco-Reyes - Managing Director & Regional Counsel Latin America & the Caribbean FedEx Express Corporation
  • Reginald Boulos - Chairman CEO Boulos Investment Group - Haiti
  • Jesus J. Canahuati - Executive Vice President, ELCATEX Elásticos Centroamericanos y Textiles, S.A. de C.V. - Honduras
  • Gladys Coupet - Citi Country Officer, Citibank N.A. Haiti Branch
  • Maston N. Cunningham - Past President of Occidental Petroleum in Ecuador and Peru; Past President of AACCLA;
  • Ruth Espey-Romero - PADF Past President; Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Pedro T. Esteva - Chairman and CEO, Implementos y Maquinarias C por A (IMCA) - Dominican Republic
  • James Fendell - President, Aerocasillas - Aeropost
  • Thomas Gales - Vice President, Latin America Division, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Frank D. Gomez - PADF Past President; U.S. Foreign Service Officer (Retired)
  • Frank Kanayet Yepes - Chairman and CEO, Petrotesting Colombia S.A. - Colombia
  • Berny Kreutz - Past President, Pan American Medical Society
  • Mauricio Nicholls - General Manager, Retail and C&I Caribbean, Central America & Andean Americas, Chevron
  • Pablo Gabriel - Obregón Santo Domingo, President of the Board of Directors, Fundación Mario Santo Domingo - Colombia
  • Mickey J. Peters - Group Vice President of Regional Operations, Duke Energy International - Brazil; President, AACCLA
  • Paul A. Ramsey - Senior Vice President, Global Business Development & Relations, Educational Testing Service
  • Aaron S. Williams - Vice President, International Business Development, RTI International
  • Howard F. Zuckerman - Former Chief Financial Officer, Grupo Iusacell, an affiliate of Bell Atlantic Mexico



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  1. About, Pan American Development Foundation, accessed April 19, 2009.
  2. Directors, Pan American Development Foundation, accessed April 19, 2009.