George Allen Woerner - George is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Woerner Companies, an affiliated group of companies based in Foley, Alabama, whose main business is the production and sale of agricultural and landscaping products in the Southeastern United States, Colorado and Hawaii. He is also the CEO of Bon Secour Valley Ingredients, a dehydration and food ingredient plant in Foley, Alabama that is focusing on sustainable agriculture by creating additional markets for produce. Together with his wife Janice, they have 4 children and 12 grandchildren and call Orange Beach, Alabama home.
Stanley Murphy - Counsel
As Senior Counsel for the University of Alabama System, Stan Murphy organized and secured licenses for the start of the University’s Cuba initiative. Later in private law practice, Stan has advised businesses, universities, and foundations on legal aspects of U.S./Cuba relationships. His research on the role of U.S. courts in shaping Cuba policy has been published in Cuba’s leading academic journal, Temas, and by the University Press of Florida as a chapter in Cuba in a Global Context. His current research interests include the shared environmental concerns of the U.S. and Cuba. He has presented his research in the U.S., Cuba and Canada and serves as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. Stan is a member of the Alabama State Bar and is Chair of its Cuba Task Force. He is admitted to practice law also in Florida and the District of Columbia, and before the United States Supreme Court. Stan is a graduate of Haverford College, where he was president of the Students’ Association, and of the University of Alabama School of Law. In law school he was Editor in Chief of the Law and Psychology Review. He and his wife, Marita, practice law at Murphy & Murphy, LLC, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
A native of Cuba, Angelo Fuster has led U.S. Treasury-licensed trade missions to Cuba for nearly 20 years. He has provided Cuba trade consulting services to the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Export Council. He continues to provide such services to a few U.S. agribusiness corporations.
Since 2001, Angelo has been a consultant to American universities regarding academic exchange programs with Cuba. Working with the University of Alabama, he helped develop one of the most varied and comprehensive Cuba-U.S. academic exchange and cooperation programs in the United States. A big baseball fan, Angelo particularly enjoyed coordinating baseball tournaments in Cuba for the University of Alabama and Michigan’s Grand Valley State University.
Angelo has served also as a long-term consultant to media groups and individuals and to non-profit organizations taking medical donations and services to Cuba.