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.

Donald J. Hansen

Donald J. Hansen is a retired president and CEO of American Building Consultants, a commercial real estate inspection firm and a long time banking executive. He holds an MBA from Western States University and is the recipient of many Illinois professional licenses and appointments. A child of a Luxembourg heritage conscientious family, Donald grew up to hold the highest office in the Luxembourg Brotherhood of America. In 1992 he was Knighted by Grand-Duc Jean of Luxembourg (Order of Merit) and in 1995 he was appointed Honorary Consul General of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with jurisdiction over the states of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Until 2009 he served as Second Vice Dean of Chicago’s extensive Consular Corps until his transfer to Florida, a personal request realized. Thus today Mr. Hansen is the Honorary Consul General of Luxembourg in the state of Florida wherein he plans to continue to foster international connections and opportunities.
He is married to Gerda M. Hansen, father of 5 grown children, all living in the Midwest, and grandfather of 14 grandchildren. He is also retired from the US Naval Reserve after 20 years of active service.