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.

Tomas J. Abreu

Tomas J. Abreu
Honorary Vice Consul
Consulate of the Principality of Monaco in Miami

Mr. Abreu is the Honorary Vice Consul of the Principality of Monaco in Miami. He was appointed to this position on August 20th, 2009 by a Sovereign Ordinance signed by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. Mr. Abreu received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1979 and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma in 1983.

Mr. Abreu started his career with Citibank, N.A. in Venezuela in 1984 as a credit officer in the corporate bank. In 1986 he was transferred to Citibank International in Miami to become part of a newly formed unit that provided banking services to Latin American and Caribbean corporations. As an Assistant Vice President he was responsible for cash management and credit products, was a member of the Credit Committee, and was the officer in charge of Credit Administration. During this period, Mr. Abreu traveled extensively throughout Latin America. In 1992 he left Citibank and formed a company that exported U.S. products to Latin America.

In 1996 he became founder and CEO of Continental Hospitality, Inc., a hotel holding company that owned the Best Western Mayan Inn Beachfront in Daytona Beach, Florida. That hotel was sold in 2005 and since then Mr. Abreu has been semi-retired.

He is currently on the Board of Directors of The Miami Bach Society and is the Vice Chairman of the Consular and Trade Representatives Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Abreu is an avid photographer and is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in French. He is married and has two sons.