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INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Board of Directors is supported by the members of the International Advisory Council whose primary duty it is to draw AIPA's attention to activities and programs in their country or region. The Council also promotes AIPA at a global scale and spreads the word about its cultural exchange and education mission.

Giorgio Barbolini
(Modena, Italy)
Giorgio BarboliniMr. Barbolini has an impressive 20 years of experience in classical music. He's the Founder and General Director of Studiomusica, a major global player in the classical music industry, headquartered in Italy with offices in the USA (Beverly Hills) and Brazil.
At a global scale, Studiomusica handles the production and organization of concerts, performances, and shows, the representation and management of artists (250 of them on an exclusive basis), and the creation of events and special projects.
Besides that, Giorgio Barbolini also teaches at the Conservatory of Mantua. In 2011, he organized the inauguration of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation with a spectacular gala event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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Theodia Gillespie
(Chicago, USA)
Theodia GillespieMs. Gillespie serves as Executive Director of the Quad County Urban League (QCUL), founded in 1975 striving to be the area's leading social service organization serving African-American in regards to academic achievement, job placement and training, equal access to employment, housing and cultural enrichment. She also is the Executive producer of QCUL's "Annual Equality Gala".
For many years already, she is extremely active in public service and education in the Greater Chicago Area. For example, she serves as President of the Fox Valley Park District, a premier park and recreation organization located in the scenic Fox River Valley about 40 miles west of Chicago. In 2010, Fox Valley Park District welcomed more than 1.6 million guests to facilities through a wide variety of recreation programs.

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Larry Goodman
(New York, USA)
Larry GoodmanMr. Goodman is the President of White Mountain Media, a consulting company he founded in 2004 that specializes in digital and traditional media. He also is on the Board of Directors at National CineMedia (NCM), the only media company that offers advertisers complete access to movie-goers at every step of the movie-going process. Its subsidiary NCM Fathom distributes exclusive, affordable entertainment events to movie theater audiences across the USA, reaching consumers in over 700 cinemas in 167 markets across the country.
He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Teletrax, a company providing TV broadcast monitoring and verification services to video providers such as entertainment studios, the advertising industry, and governmental organizations worldwide.
Formerly, he served as President of CNN Sales & Marketing at Turner Broadcasting Sales, where he oversaw all USA cable and online sales and the marketing for the CNN portfolio of networks and websites.

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Griff O'Neil
(Hollywood, USA)
Griff O'NeilMr. O'Neil is a former executive of "Miss Universe", one of the world's largest beauty pageant systems which is currently owned by NBC Networks and entrepreneur Donald Trump.
In 1996, Mr. O'Neil laid the groundwork to what is now at a global scale referred to as "The Olympics of the Performing Arts": The "World Championships of Performing Arts" (WCOPA). Every year for already 20 years, more than 40 countries are sending official delegations to the WCOPA Finals Week in famous Hollywood, whose contestants were competing for gold, silver and bronze medals and, of course, for international career contacts.
During the finals, "Cirque du Soleil", "America's got Talent" and major casting agents are holding auditions, and celebrity coaches give free lessons in performing and industry background for contestants.

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Tess Taylor
(Los Angeles, USA)
Tess TaylorMs. Taylor serves as President of the US based National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP), the world's biggest music business network now reaching over 100,000 professionals. Formed in 1998, NARIP brings together the brightest minds and leading innovators in the global record and music industries.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, NARIP has chapters in New York, San Francisco, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and London.
Besides this, Tess Taylor also serves as President of the Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN), which, now in its 23rd year, promotes career advancement, education and good will among artists and creatives. LAMN also sponsors industry gatherings, workshops, private dinners and seminars with top executives.
Earlier in her career, she has been with MCA Records as their Associate Director of Marketing.

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Vitor James Urner
(São Paulo, Brazil)
Vitor James UrnerMr. Urner is Partner at Cifali BPO, a leading Brazilian consulting firm providing outsourcing services (BPO) for accounting, taxes, finance, HR, financial restructurings, and M&A. He also serves as Member of the Advisory Board at Fundação Stickel, an art focused not-for-profit organization founded in 1954.
In the past, he served as President of Fundação Ação Criança (Children Help Foundation) for many years, a leading UNESCO recognized Brazilian charity organization founded in 1996 by famous entrepreneur Carlos Eduardo Calfat Salem to combat children malnutrition.
Professionally, he has 30 years of experience in service and IT organizations, such as Nielsen, EDS, Accenture, CA, EMC and Unisys.

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