Founder & Chairman
Known for his vision, strategic-thinking talents, and ability to draw success from challenging circumstances, Max Morgan is a founder and executive of various global enterprises majoring in the insurance and financial services industry. He is also known nationally and internationally as a political consultant, fundraiser, and events planner and manager. From Morgan’s 30 and more years of global success and experience, he gained numerous clients and business transactions into the million-dollar range.
Previously with MetLife Insurance and Liberty National Life Insurance, Mr. Morgan leveraged exceptional consultative, sales, and relationship-management skills to become a top performer, and earned numerous awards for productivity, fast starts, and ranking among MetLife’s top five representatives company-wide. He achieved Rookie of the Year and President’s Awards with Liberty National within an amazingly short period of time. He led and motivated an expert team that subsequently won the district-wide President’s Award for the first time in 20 years and personally recruited high-value individuals that produced sizable profits for the company. Mr. Morgan completed his Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Resource Management and holds several insurance and investment licenses.
A natural diplomat himself, Mr. Morgan over the years established close relationships with diplomats worldwide. He is of Egyptian descent and lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 20 years allowing him to be fluent in both dialects of Arabic and adding significantly to his ability to move easily in international circles.
Dame Gloria Starr Kins
Advisory Board Chief, Government Liaison & Protocol
Dame Gloria Starr Kins, President & Founder of Society & Diplomatic Review, has been a long-time society and diplomatic editor of Irish Connections magazine and Irish Examiner newspaper. Before that, she worked alongside Wyatt Cooper as an editor for the Status Diplomat and headed the New York office of Curtis Publishing encompassing Sat Evening Post, Holiday magazine, and Status magazine. She is a veteran UN Correspondent, society and diplomatic editor of many newspapers, and a correspondent for the Jewish Post newspaper.
She represented WOR Radio and Television as head of their United Nations Operations, and later headed Curtis Publishing as Managing Editor for New York and was an Associate Producer of NBC’s “Open Mind.”
Gloria is Vice-Chair of the Center for Global Action for Sustainable Development (CGASD) and was a founding member of UNICEF’s Manhattan chapter, the Islamic Council of Europe, and the Islamic Defense League in London. In addition, she also serves as a Government Liaison on the Board of Directors for the OCCAM Infopoverty World Conference, Oklahoma University liaison, and various other organizations and Chambers of Commerce. Recently, Gloria was made the head of the North American representative office of Association de la Plume pour la culture et le development, a Chad-based foundation.
She is also active on the Board of advisers of The Green Earth Enterprises, LLC, a company that uses aquaponics and hydroponics to solve the world’s food and water insecurities in addition to IAAI GloCha board of advisers. The Hope Foundation as well as the Halte Ebola Foundation made Gloria a member of their Board of Directors and the Japanese foundation, Mother Earth Cup Zero, added her on their Advisory Board.
In 2021, the Sovereign Polynesian King of Atooi (Kingdom of Hawaii) appointed Ms. Kins as a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations to the Office of the Sovereign and as Ambassador At Large in December 2022.
Veruzka Scavo Krause
Peace Ambassador - Miss Venezuela
Veruzka A. Scavo Krause was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, where she earned her degree in Journalism and Mass Communications at Yacambu University. Daughter of an immigrant Latvian and Italian family that arrived in Venezuela after escaping from World War II.
Veruzka participated in diverse national and international beauty pageants and modeling competitions representing her country as Miss Venezuela and modeling for top modeling agencies as Nexts Models.
After working for several years in the modeling, media, and marketing field in her home country and oversea, she decided to expand her horizons to keep growing professionally.
Her adventurous and visionary spirit brought her to New York City, where she graduated with honors from her second BA in Marketing Communication and also earned her Master’s Degree in Business Management at Berkeley. Veruzka is currently completing a project management program at Cornell University.
Michelle Chase Bendlin
Peace Ambassador - Miss Paraguay
Michelle Chase Bendlin: A Journey of Beauty and Substance
Michelle Chase Bendlin, a name that resonates with grace and determination, embarked on an incredible journey that began with her studies in Fashion Design at the prestigious Marangoni Institute in Milan. It was there, in the fashion capital of the world, that Michelle’s passion for the industry blossomed. However, she soon realized that her aspirations went beyond creating beautiful designs. She wanted to be a voice of self-esteem and empowerment, a beacon of confidence on the catwalk.
While juggling her academic pursuits, Michelle took a bold step and joined the Elite agency in Milan to hone her modeling skills. She immersed herself in the world of fashion, absorbing every detail and learning from the industry’s finest. But it was in March of a pivotal year when she made a life-changing decision. With unwavering determination and a burning desire to become an international representative for her country, Michelle enrolled in a course led by none other than Coco Rocha, a renowned supermodel.
Under Coco Rocha’s guidance, Michelle refined her abilities for photographic productions. She delved into the nuances of body and facial expression, mastering the art of seamlessly merging her style with the context of every session. She understood the importance of studying the character she sought to portray, breathing life into the designs she wore.
Today, Michelle is fully dedicated to her professional modeling career, showcasing her talent, and representing her country with pride. She even competed in Miss Paraguay 2022, aiming to be an ambassador on an international stage. “I want to inspire others to embrace their true selves and uphold core values,” she passionately asserts. Michelle recognizes that modeling goes beyond aesthetics; it carries social significance and the power to make an impact.
In addition to her modeling achievements, Michelle also serves as a Peace Ambassador for People Authorized ORG. It is a role she had always yearned for, as it allows her to expand her country’s participation and elevate Paraguay’s reputation. With a diplomatic mindset and a keen awareness of her country’s reality, Michelle is driven to demonstrate the innate beauty and spirit that resides within Paraguay.
Michelle’s journey is not solely limited to the fashion realm. She is a woman of vast cultural and artistic knowledge, nurtured since her early years. From ballet to jazz, singing to acting, Michelle has delved into various disciplines. Her academic pursuits have taken her to Berlin, where she studied Musical Composition. Through her experiences and travels, she has become fluent in English, German, Italian, and her native Spanish, embracing a polyglot identity that enriches her understanding of diverse cultures.
Michelle firmly believes in the transformative power of education and cultural awareness. She sees them as essential components of personal growth and pillars of her career. “Education is a tool for self-improvement, not just financially, but intellectually and personally,” she emphasizes.
Recognized by magazines and renowned brands for her strong charisma and international appeal, Michelle Chase Bendlin has emerged as the epitome of a successful Paraguayan model. Her versatility and dedication have earned her national recognition and opened doors to remarkable opportunities. As she continues to venture into the global modeling, advertising, and fashion industries, one can be assured that Michelle will leave an indelible mark, showcasing the true essence of the Paraguayan woman—a courageous dream-chaser and a staunch defender of her rights.
In the realm of beauty and substance, Michelle Chase Bendlin stands tall, a true inspiration to all who aspire to chase their dreams and make a positive impact on the world.
Global Business Development
Mr. Shamouelian is a leader in Commodities, Import, Export, Real Estate, Fashion, Merger & Acquisitions with more than 35 years of experience in North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe as an executive in vast business ventures negotiating and executing global transactions.
Peace Ambassador - Lebanon, Television/Broadcast News Personality, Show Host, Journalist, Political Analyst
Maria Maalouf is a highly accomplished journalist, news personality, and political analyst, and holds an MA in Political Sociology. She is co-chair of Prolific Solutions LLC founded by The Capitol Institute, a non-profit organization promoting peace in the Middle East by facilitating dialogue and building bridges between countries in the region and the United States. She is the owner and on-air personality of The Capitol talk show broadcast from Washington, DC. She was the first Lebanese woman editor-in-chief and owner of the Al Rouwad newspaper, and is currently a columnist for Sky News Arabia, Arab News, and the Emirati news outlet Al Alain.
In 2021, as a Lebanese news personality, she bravely stepped forth in an interview with an Israeli media outlet strongly opposed to Hezbollah as a proxy of Iran. “You realize that there is actually a bigger criminal, a bigger satan, and that is the one that causes all of the problems,” she stated, in reference to Hezbollah and Iran, and that Israel is not Lebanon’s enemy.
She was recognized in 2023 on the “Algemeiner J100” list as one of the top 100 people in the world who have influenced Jewish life over the past year. She has interviewed many world leaders including national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the president of Bosnia, American thinker Francis Fukuyama, and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegović. She recently hosted HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal.
Rita Cosby (born November 18, 1964) is a television news anchor and correspondent, radio host, and best selling author. Cosby has received multiple Emmy Awards, the Jack Anderson Award for investigative excellence, the Matrix Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the Lech Walesa Freedom Award. October 11, 2010, was declared “Rita Cosby Day” in the State of New York for her “extraordinary journalism and exemplary service on behalf of her community.”
As Director, of East Coast of Brave Road Entertainment and founder of Cinestage Media Group, Tomaczek is an acclaimed award-winning producer, successful executive, and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in multi-media. The diversity of projects he has produced, written, hosted, or promoted spans from top commercials and entertainment properties to interactive media as well as national and international broadcasts.
Consistently delivering an outstanding “showcase of product” for clients, he manages key partnerships and strategic alliances in film, television, technology, and digital media. His work has garnered a World Fest Award, Best Videographer, Producer of the Year, Aurora Award, Telly Award, and in 2015 and 2016, esteemed Gracie Awards which included producing the first American interview with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
He was the principal architect of two back-to-back New York Times Best Selling Book Campaigns, including the internationally heralded Quiet Hero. This extraordinary promotional tour involved more than 400 media interviews, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, CBS, FOX News, Extra, Forbes, Oprah & Friends, AOL and more.
Additionally, Tomaczek is an accomplished singer-songwriter, music composer, lyricist and great entertainer, who opened for music icon Frank Sinatra and did command performances for five US Presidents. He’s worked with Michael Jackson, Cher, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels, Dionne Warwick and Amy Grant, plus filmmakers as diverse as Monte Hellman (Reservoir Dogs) to Frank Capra Jr. (The Big Player).
Co-Founder Integrated Development Solutions Limited (IDSL) Advisor World Institute for Social Education and Development (WISE-ED) Consultant National Council for Nomadic Education Kenya MoE (NACONEK)
Angelina Brant is a lead consultant for designing integrated, multi-sectorial sustainable development programs with the objectives of supporting transformative education, addressing context-specific root challenges, driving innovation and technology, supporting evidence lead policy, driving innovative financing, promoting community-led initiatives to build resilience, and creating frameworks for youth skills for prosperity.
A serial entrepreneur, she also has established Future Shapers Association and Women Forward Consortium to promote and support women and youth-led green enterprises as well as founded a Global Research Consortium to drive innovation and break down siloed thinking. She has worked in various fields including climate smart agriculture, tech and blockchain development, green energy, water development, and universal health programs that are evidence-based and informs policy and strategies. She consults on urban and rural development and planning through regenerative modular designs for smart cities and villages. She works in countries with emerging economies and connects projects with investments and co-financing opportunities.
She is a co-author of children’s story books for social-emotional learning and stem. She has written various learning programs for children in global citizenship and early childhood whole-child education. She has a bachelors in early education. She has lived in 14 counties around the world, including China, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, and the USA. She speaks 4 languages English, Spanish, Chinese, and some Russian.
“Sam” Jesse Adam Jinadasa
Founder of Integrated Development & Systems Ltd., OPPIDA Kenya Consultancy Ltd. and Thrive Organic Agriculture
Jesse A. Jinadasa is a founder and entrepreneur with a strong focus on creating strategic partnerships within the African and Asian markets. He is passionate about creating dynamic synergies that drive business value for his partners, executive teams, and investors. With a background in hospitality management, Jesse excels in international business and investment consulting, project financing and management, and facilitating bilateral negotiations.
For the last 5 years, based out of his East Africa office in Nairobi after 9 years in Asia, he has focused on setting up an investment office for creative financing and designing integrated blueprints for economic development in emerging markets. He has also served as an advisor to various companies and government entities in Africa.
Jesse is the founder of Integrated Development & Systems Ltd., OPPIDA Kenya Consultancy Ltd., and Thrive Organic Agriculture. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the World Institute for Social Education a 501(c)3 Foundation in the USA.
Based out of his East Asia office in Taiwan, he has facilitated successful business projects with TJT across Mainland China, Taiwan, HK, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia in oil and gas services, engineering projects, and working with industry leaders such as M+W Zander, CTCI and Fugro, with expansion projects focused on commodity trading, mining, investments, and asset purchase serving as a Director of Asian Markets several companies in Taiwan, Europe, Australia.
After having worked for and managed a broad range of businesses from wineries to construction and demolition in Australia, Jesse moved to India as a hospitality consultant for a large firm with businesses across the sectors of farming, commercial food production, restaurant, and retail. Based in Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley, Jesse then spent several years in corporate management training for major multinationals such as HPCompaq, Infosys, Accenture, ICICI Prudential, Oracle, and Aussie telco Telstra. Jesse then transferred back to Australia to build his own private consulting business which eventually took him to Taiwan and the burgeoning markets in the region. Establishing long-term business partnerships, Jesse now has a strategic network of funds, family offices, and HNW/UHNW individuals in the BRICS nations, the US, and Europe.
Throughout his life, Jesse has worked tirelessly to improve the plight of underprivileged communities around him including a major project to relieve affected areas of the
2005 Asian Tsunami. Jesse’s social projects have included fundraising for major NGOs, orphanage projects, organizing medical care for polio victims and victims of AIDs, education programs, and managing healthy living and cancer prevention campaigns.