Karl Kaliebe, Executive Director
Karl has been the Executive Director of WTCTB since December 2014. His family moved to Tampa in 1976 when he was a child and he has lived here off and on over the years since graduation from high school. He attended Lawrence University in Wisconsin, where he received a BA in Economics.
In 1992, he made a life-changing decision to move to Taiwan where he spent most of his professional career. He started off his career in Taiwan in advertising which then led to an opportunity to start a business providing bio-medical equipment to laboratories in 2000. The company became a market leader in its field under Karl's leadership.
In 2006, Karl moved back to Florida where he worked as a consultant for one of the largest magazine distributors in the U.S. By 2009, he came full circle and returned to Tampa where he began to utilize his personal connections in Taiwan and China to develop niche and specialty technologies. He is partner in several technology companies in addition to his work at WTCTB.
Karl is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has a Taiwanese wife, Alison with whom he enjoys spending his free time.
Sokha Im, Director, Projects and Events
Meredith Cernuda, Membership and Communications Coordinator
Meredith joined WTCTB in January 2015 and is a 3rd generation Tampa native. She attented Tulane University in New Orleans where she received a BA in Communications. Meredith is currently enrolled in a graduate program in Communications - Social Media at the University of Florida.
After graduation from college, Meredith worked for U.S. Senator Bob Graham in Washington, D.C for two years before moving back to Tampa. In Tampa she was an aide to Hillsborough County Commissioner Joe Chillura, and Community Relations Coordinator for then Supervisor of Elections, Pam Iorio. In 1998 she joined the Tampa Bay Rays and worked for the Vice President of Stadium Operations.
Abilio Santos, Trade Programs Director