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.

shane.pngShane Stephens

2015                        From 24 July, Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta, with responsibility for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
2013                        Assistant Chief of Protocol (Presidential Visits and Events) Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin
2010                        Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008                        Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, Abuja, Nigeria
2007                        Institutions Section Deputy and member of European Free Trade Association Working Group, Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union
2006                        Desk Officer, Africa Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin
2004                        Deputy, Embassy of Ireland to the Holy See
2002                        Deputy (Political and Consular) Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania
2001                        Common Policies Section, EU Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin
2001                        Public Affairs Consultant, Grayling Political Strategy
2000                        Intern, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
1999                        Graduated MSc Political Economy of Transition in Europe, London School of Economics
1997                        Graduated BA History, Trinity College Dublin
Shane Stephens was born in Dublin. He is married and has four children.