Louisiana Consular Corps Holiday Party
On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, Consul General Vincent Sciama welcomed members of the ever-growing Louisiana Consular Corps and other friends of the Consulate for a holiday celebration at the Résidence de France.
On this occasion, Mr. Sciama was officially named Dean of the Corps, succeeding Greg J. Beuerman, longtime Honorary Consul of Iceland. Additionally, the corps welcomed its newest members, honorary consuls of Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Moldova. In 2019 for the first time, an Honorary Consul for the Republic of Georgia will be appointed.
“I am very honored to be elected as the new Dean of the LCC. This prestigious organization is a vibrant illustration of international history and intense exchanges between Louisiana and the rest of the world. With the new board of officers, we will work hard to help the LCC reaching the next level.” - Vincent Sciama
Career and honorary consuls have had a presence in Louisiana since the 1800s, assisting in the fields of economic development and trade, cultural and education exchange, as well as providing vital services for foreign nationals in need. The Louisiana Corps is one of the largest of its kind in the country, with 57 members representing countries in North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania.
- Susanne Cooper (Honorary Consul of Germany), Vincent Sciama (Consul General of France), Nancy Marinovic (Honorary Consul of Mali), and Bret Clesi (Honorary Consul of Albania)
- Greg Beuerman (Honorary Consul of Iceland), Dr. Erin Vandenweghe, and Roland Vandenweghe, Jr. (Honorary Consul of Belgium)
- Marina Schoen (Principal of Lycée Français), Latoye Brown (Principal of Audubon Charter School), Ann François (French School Director at Audubon Carter School), Nicolas Torres (Attaché for the Cooperation of French at the Consulate), and Pauline Dides (Director of Ecole Bilingue)
- Lita Romero, Georgina Aizpurua (Consul General of Panama), Nancy Marinovic (Honorary Consul of Mali), and David Sutherland
- Alexandra E. Mora (Honorary Consul of Switzerland), Rachel Anderson (Avocate du Poste), and Kevin Vogeltanz
- Elizabeth Haecker Ryan (Honorary Consul of Moldova), Donna Fraiche (Honorary Consul of Japan), Robert Lyall (Director of the New Orleans Opera)