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Knud Berthelsen

Advisory Council Member

Knud Berthelsen is the CEO of Connect + Trade, a company that develops and executes strategies for online marketing with focus on exports. Connect + Trade also publishes an annual ranking of the world’s export markets to help businesses decide which export markets to focus on. Before he moved to New Orleans to pursue his MBA and founded the company that is now Connect + Trade, Berthelsen spent a decade working in free-market think tanks and politics in his native country of Norway, the Nordic Countries, and the US. Mr. Berthelsen has helped clients market and sell their products and services on all continents, and has extensive experience helping organizations in the liberty movement communicate their messages of freedom, property rights, free markets, and peace to people all over the world. He holds an MBA with a concentration in International Business from Tulane University, and a BA in North-American Studies from the University of Oslo, Norway.

Randall Emery

Advisory Council Member

Randall Emery is president and co-founder of American Families United, the premier grassroots organization for US citizens' rights in nuclear family immigration reform. He has been quoted numerous times in both English and Spanish press, and has testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the separation of families in US immigration law. Mr. Emery led the grassroots effort in support of the bi-partisan introduction of the American Families United Act, which would restore a US citizen’s pre-1996 right to petition an immigration judge or immigration official to admit their spouse into the United States.

Charles Kuck

Advisory Council Member

Charles H. (“Chuck”) Kuck is the Managing Attorney at Kuck Immigration Partners in Atlanta, Georgia. Chuck served as the National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) from 2008-2009. He is currently President of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Georgia, where he teaches the immigration law classes each year. He was named the in the top 5 immigration attorneys in the world by Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers in 2013 and was named one of the 2011 “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and in Atlanta Magazine as a Georgia “Super Lawyer.” He has practiced immigration law for more than 24 years, has spoken to numerous legal and business conferences on all types of immigration related topics, has testified in Congress on various aspects of Immigration Law and Immigration Reform, and is frequently quoted in the national press, and appears regularly on television and cable news outlets.

Scott Lincicome

Advisory Council Member

Scott Lincicome is an international trade attorney, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and Visiting Lecturer at Duke University. As a trade lawyer, Scott litigates trade disputes in the United States, Europe, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and various other international jurisdictions, and advises clients on trade agreements, trade-related regulations and legislation, U.S. trade policy, and WTO matters. He specializes in advising clients on how to best conform their transactions and policies to global trade rules and related national regulations. Outside of the firm, Scott has advised presidential and congressional candidates on international economic policy, and authored or co-authored several policy papers published by Cato and other organizations. He also routinely writes and speaks on economic policy and politics, and blogs on these issues at his personal blog.

Solange Warner

Advisory Council Member

Solange Warner is the World Chamber of Commerce’s Founder, and Co- Chairman. The World Chamber of Commerce (WCC) is a non- profit, educational, and networking global organization. The purpose of the WCC is to promote commercial, cultural/educational, and humanitarian initiatives, facilitating trade and investment globally. www.worldchamberc.org. Through the WCC, she has developed initiatives such as “International Trade Heroes” promoting the economic benefits of the international business community in the U.S. In addition, she developed humanitarian initiatives to create awareness regarding the human trafficking issue, and to aid victims of earthquakes in Chile and Haiti. Additionally, Solange is the creator, producer and host for Global Matters television show, discussing international matters that may benefit our economy, such as immigration. www.globalmatters.tv. Furthermore, Solange is the Founder, CEO and President of Ashton International ashtoninternationaltrade.com . The US Department of Commerce awarded her and Ashton International Firm with the prestigious “Export Achievement Award”. She has over 20 years experience in international markets, working previously as a senior manager for Multinational Accounts at American Express. Prior, she was the Founder and President of S&S Travel. Solange is originally from Chile, lived in Europe and has traveled throughout 52 countries. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English fluently and has knowledge of French and German.