Leroy R. Allala is executive director of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program. Mr. Allala’s area of expertise has been in program management and corporate, international and governmental relations. He has responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s business including board management, committee and program development, communications and finance.
From 1994 to 2008, Mr. Allala served as executive director of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Mid-America Chapter, a bi-national business association with offices in 17 cities that promote trade and investment in both the United States and Mexico. In this role, he was responsible for the opening of offices in Milwaukee and Detroit and oversaw all day-to-day operations of the Mid-America Chapter.
Mr. Allala previously served as a senior consultant to The Mid-America Committee for International Business and Government Cooperation, Inc., a Chicago based international organization whose membership comprises the CEO’s of multinational corporations. In this position, he successfully managed private events with U.S. and foreign dignitaries from throughout the world, particularly Latin and South America.
Mr. Allala earned his B.A. degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is fluent in Spanish.