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President's Welcome

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Dear Members and Friends,

Since becoming President and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas 10 years ago, I have had the privilege of overseeing their incredible growth and reinvigoration. The institution’s reach has continued to expand throughout the year, and we have maintained our focus on delivering value and the highest-quality content and service to our members and constituents.

2013 was another record-breaking year, with 304 public policy and cultural programs organized across the United States and Latin America, along with more than 42,000 live webcast views of our events. Regional leaders from government and business joined our Latin American Cities series in Asuncion, Bogota, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, San Jose, and Santiago. The Women’s Hemispheric Network held its second annual workshop in New York and expanded to include roundtables in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, and Miami. The launch of a Young Professionals of the Americas network in June is bringing younger generations through our doors and into our conversations on the latest regional trends.

We continue to invest in the future of our culture programs. In the spring, we organized a benefit auction with Christie’s Latin American Sale to support an endowment for our Visual Arts department’s programming. Our gallery hosted three exquisite exhibitions, including a show exploring the friendship between Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges that attracted a record number of visitors. The Music of the Americas concert series showcased a diverse range of musicians and won the 2014 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming for our 2012
–2013 seasons.

It has been a privilege to lead the organizations through their renewal and expansion over the last decade, ensuring the legacy of our Founder and Honorary Chairman David Rockefeller. I want to thank my incredible team, as it is truly a group effort. I also want to thank our Boards of Directors and our Chairman’s International Advisory Council for their unwavering support and confidence. Finally, and most importantly, I want to thank all of you for your continued engagement and shared passion for our mission. Without you, none of this would be possible. We look forward to our future together.

Susan L. Segal
President and CEO

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