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About YABT

Our Staff:

Luis Viguria
Chief Executive Officer

Valerie Lorena
Executive Director

Renato Paredes
Director, Administration and Finance

Gerardo Robinson
Program officer

Ignacio Garza
I.T. Manager

Rafael Pinto
Program Manager

YABT works through its National Chapters and partners in the OAS Member States and around the world.

The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), a nonprofit corporation created in 1999, works in cooperation with General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), to promote the social economic development among young people around the world. YABT is an organization of young people for young people.

YABT advances the goals of the OAS and the Summits of the Americas by promoting and implementing entrepreneurship programs in the Americas and elsewhere as a mean to fight poverty and create job opportunities for young people.

At the same time, YABT provides a regional platform for exchanging of best practices and cooperation from and for youth. Its strategy is focused on four areas of work:

YABT is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit corporation recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service.

Young Americas Business Trust

1889 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America
Teléfono: +1 202 458 6452
Fax: +1 202 458 3744
YABT Board of Directors

YABT is governed by a Board of Directors of a OAS and private sector officials.

Roy Thomasson
Ambassador Bayney Karran
Vice Chair
Yadira Soto
Ambassador Jeanette Hyde
Founding Chair
Ambassdor Joshua Sears
Vice Chair
Glynis Long