Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.

Jean-Charles Faust

Jean-Charles Faust was born in Grenoble , France— the son of a journalist with AFP- he lived 14 years in the Middle East and Brazil. (Cairo-Teheran-Rio de Janeiro)
He graduated from the European Business School in Paris – with a major in International trade.
His career started with France ‘s largest Homebuilder – Societe des Maisons Phenix in Paris, in the International department.
In 1981- Faust was transferred to Clearwater to head the sales and marketing efforts of a joint venture with US Home. In 1986 he opened a commercial real estate brokerage firm, Faust Realty, Inc.
Faust is a certified Building contractor and a licensed real estate Broker in Florida.
Faust is President of the French American Business Council of west Florida (www.framco.org), a member of the network of 20 French American Chambers in the USA, and Honorary Consul of France for the west coast of Florida.

clement.pngClément Leclerc

Clément Leclerc assumed office of Consul General of France in Miami on September 5, 2016.
After joining the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in April of 2003, Mr. Clément Leclerc was assigned to the Direction of the United Nations and of other international organizations.

In 2006, he became First Secretary to the Permanent Representation of France to the United Nations in New-York, where he worked in the team of French negotiators at the United Nations Security Council.

In 2009, he joined the Presidency of the French Republic as a technical advisor of the diplomatic unit responsible for the sub-Saharan Africa.

From 2012 to mid-2016, he served as First Advisor at the Embassy of France in Mexico.
Clement Leclerc, who holds a Master in International Law, is also a graduate from the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques” (Institute of Political Studies- Sciences-Po) and a former student of the “Ecole nationale d’administration” (National School of Administration).

Born in 1976, Mr. Clément Leclerc is married.