New York, NY --- The National Supermarket Association (NSA) recently held a lunch with US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, James ‘Wally’ Brewster to discuss issues of high importance to its members. The lunch was hosted at the exclusive Metropolitan Club in midtown New York. NSA was well-represented with the majority of former Presidents, including its founder, Mr. Eligio Pena who flew from North Carolina for this much-anticipated discussion.
In attendance were: Rudy Fuertes, NSA President; Alex Guzman, Vice President; Manny Diaz, Treasurer; Frank Feliz Zapata, Board Secretary; Pedro Goico, Secretary of Finance; Jose Luis Almonte, David Corona, Ruben Luna Jr. and Ms. Jenny Jorge. NSA distinguished members Sammy Collado, Ruben Luna and Miguel Quezada were also present. Past Presidents included Mr. Eligio Pena, Mariano Diaz, Nelson Eusebio, Pablo Espinal and William Rodriguez. NSA Executive Director also attended and assisted in coordinating the luncheon with the Ambassador and his staff.
Board member Jenny Jorge, who also chairs the 2015 Gala Committee, extended the Ambassador an invitation to join us on Saturday, November 14th at the NSA’s 26th annual Gala to be held at the Marriott Marquis - Times Square in New York City (Save the Date).
Ambassador Brewster was joined by Ms. Carmela Mammas, Director of the New York U.S. Export Assistance Center of the Commercial Service and Peter Sexton, Senior International Trade Specialist from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Ambassador was also joined by his Special Assistant Kabeer Parwani and Kenneth Broder who was also the moderator of the gathering.
Special guests included highly-respected Dominican attorney Ramón Antonio (Negro) Veras and businessmen Felix “Felito” Garcia.
At the end of the conversation, NSA President Rudy Fuertes presented Ambassador Brewster with the NSA pin, which is exclusive to NSA Board and Members.
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