Charlotte Gallogly

Charlotte Gallogly, Founding President, World Trade Center Miami

Charlotte Gallogly leads the World Trade Center Miami's year-round activities, directing hemispheric trade shows and major events that serve international business executives and generate global sales.

In the early 1980s, she recognized the need for an international trade center here and played an instrumental role in creating the World Trade Center Miami, which was founded in 1985 and became operational two years later. Capitalizing on Miami's strategic location at the "crossroads of the Americas," she created successful high-profile trade exhibitions like the Air Cargo and SeaCargo Americas, the Americas Food and Beverage Show & Conference and the International Women's Achievements Awards.

For her leadership in promoting international trade, Gallogly has received numerous awards, including induction into Miami’s “International Business Hall of Fame”, the “Miami International Pioneer Hall of Fame,” Florida’s “International Business Executive of the Year” award for services, and Person-of-the-Year award from the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association.

Since joining the Board of Directors of the World Trade Centers Association in 1996, she has helped develop new WTC business models, providing advice and assistance to new members, and unleash the WTCA's potential to promote global trade. In 2012, she was re-elected to the board.

Prior to forming the WTCM, Gallogly served as director of the City of Miami's Economic Development and International Trade Promotion Department, and the Offices of Protocol, Public Relations and Communications. In these positions, she developed the city’s first Strategic Plan for International Trade Promotion and led trade missions to gateway cities in Asia and Europe. She administered domestic and international trade investment and business retention programs, developed international marketing programs and established trade referral systems with statewide and international trade organizations to increase international business opportunities. Also, she served as the city’s ombudsperson for local businesses and coordinated minority business development and loan programs.

Gallogly, who earned her MA from George Washington University, has also been an exporter/importer, owned a Burger King, served as a general contractor for commercial real estate projects and served on a number of bi-national and trade related chambers of commerce and business organizations.