Advisory Committee Members
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Susan Harper, Consul General of Canada in Miami, Florida

In January 2016, Harper was appointed as Consul General of Canada in Miami, Florida. Prior to moving to Miami, Ms. Harper held two consecutive positions in Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa: Director General and Senior Arctic Official (2013-2016) and Director General, Trade Controls and Technical Barriers (2009-2013). In 2004, she had been posted to the Embassy of Canada in Washington DC, where she became Minister (Economic) in 2008. She had previously been Ambassador in Montevideo, Uruguay (2001-2004), after having held trade positions in Yaoundé, Paris and Buenos Aires. Before joining the Government of Canada, Ms. Harper taught at both Cambrian College in Sudbury, and George Brown College in Toronto.

Susan Harper holds a Master of Business Administration, Ivey School of Business, Western University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours [Math, English] Queen’s University).

 

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Lynare RobbinsWorld Affairs Council of Miami

Lynare Robbins is a veteran of the United States Navy and serves on the Florida Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), an organization which promotes bipartisan support for international development and diplomacy to strengthen national security and international relations. The USGLC’s Florida Advisory Committee brings together more than 260 business, faith, non-profit, and political leaders who understand how American global leadership matters for Florida as a global business hub at the commercial crossroads of the Americas, as well as its well-developed port infrastructure, and multilingual workforce. Lynare holds an Associates in Arts in Behavioral Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and Masters of Arts degrees in Human Behavior and International Relations & Conflict Resolution. Her Master's Thesis involved research work identifying how technology and innovation can promote equality and equity. She is the founder and president of Robbins Global Innovations, a boutique international relations consultancy firm specializing in communications & strategic external relations, curriculum development and internationally driven programs. Lynare works closely with the British American Business Council of Miami as a Consultant. Additionally, she is the Director of the Miami Chapter of the Global Chamber, a thriving community of professionals, mentors and innovative companies connecting throughout the world of global business that exists in 195 countries with chapters in 525 metropolitan areas. In her free time Lynare enjoys volunteering in the local community where she serves on the LGBTQ Tourism Advisory Committee for the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; as well as an Advisory Board member of the Miami-Dade County International Trade Consortium, appointed by The Honorable Eileen Higgins to represent District 5. Lynare is a member of the board of directors for Care Resource Community Health Centers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with four locations located in: Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale that provides compassionate, competent, and committed healthcare and support services to address the full health care needs of South Florida's pediatric, adolescent and adult populations. She is a founding board member of the World Affairs Council of Miami, a nonprofit organization established to engage members of the South Florida community on global affairs issues, where she serves as the board Secretary and Programs Chair. Lynare is an honoree of the World Trade Center Miami's 2022 International Women's Day award.