History:

The CWTA was established in the 1960s when a group of professionals in Charlotte began meeting on a regular basis to discuss foreign trade opportunities and challenges. Since that time, the CWTA has consistently brought together a high quality group of professionals and leaders to exchange knowledge and build relationships. The CWTA is a chapter of the North Carolina World Trade Association, which is a statewide organization that promotes the growth of international commerce between North Carolina and the world.

Pictured here: Metrolina World Trade Association Board of Directors – June 1989

Front Row left to right– Don Haack, Wayne Cooper, Thad Adams, Ronnie Pruett, Steve Stevenson, Don Ferriss
Back row left to right– Hugh Beveridge, Al Smith, Dick Primm, David Kraus, Clem Schrader, Charlie Palmer