The WCG project launched as a post-911 effort to address the anti-American sentiment in the world and how we can grow understanding and respect for different perspectives. After years of conversation, three women decided to carry this conversation forward to the next generation that will define Americas relationship with the world.
Three world citizens. Three women. One mission. We bring our diverse set of knowledge, experiences and skills together on this singular quest to offer global citizenship to everyone who travels the world and all those who welcome global travelers to their world.
Adrienne Palmer, Chief Executive Officer
Adrienne Palmer is a leading entrepreneur and founder of Insite Interactive, a leading digital agency in Dallas, Texas. Adrienne, a passionate and committed world citizen, is a co-founder of World Citizens Guide, LLC, a content generation and publishing company focused on engaging and educating the next generation of global citizens. Through her various activities, she consistently supports programs that raise awareness and create dialog for cross-cultural understanding and education.
Adrienne served as a Global Director of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and a member of Social Venture Network, Entrepreneurs for North Texas and Peace Through Commerce. She served on the Board of Business for Diplomatic Action and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT. She has served in an adjunct faculty capacity at SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute, developing and teaching courses on Interactive Media.
Adrienne, a noted speaker and grassroots organizer, frequently creates, manages and participates in a variety of global initiatives to unite entrepreneurs from various parts of the world in the pursuit of job creation, economic stability and cross-cultural understanding.
Dr. Patty Alvey, Chief Creative Officer
Dr. Patty Alvey brings her special interest in improving creative communications for nonprofit organizations to this latest project. Dr. Alvey has worked in the education, fine art and advertising fields, and has a special interest in improving creative communications for nonprofit organizations.
She is also the Director of Assessment and Accreditation at Southern Methodist University where she holds The Richards Creative Professorship of Advertising. Before her most recent role, she was invited to come to SMU, in 2002 to become the Distinguished Chair and Director of SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute – the first and only endowed institute for Advertising in the U.S. Most recently Dr. Alvey has focused her attention on designing and launching an innovative graduate program that combines global corporate and social responsibility with international advertising.
Prior moving to Dallas and SMU, Dr. Alvey was Director of the Creative Advertising Portfolio Program at the University of Texas at Austin and then Executive Director at the Adcenter at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Cari Guittard, Chief Diplomatic Officer
Cari Guittard is a founding Principal at Global Engagement Partners (GEP), an on demand corporate diplomacy, global engagement, public affairs and strategic communications consulting firm. In this capacity Guittard continues her corporate diplomacy and tri-sector engagement efforts as well as work on an extensive global portfolio of issues including strategic and crisis communications, geopolitical risk strategy, and work with multi-national companies and governments around the world. Cari, a passionate and committed world citizen, is a co-founder of World Citizens Guide, LLC, a content generation and publishing company focused on engaging and educating the next generation of global citizens.
From 2003-2010, Guittard served as founding Executive Director of Business for Diplomatic Action, a private sector-led public diplomacy non-profit whose mission involved engaging and guiding corporations in a variety of global affairs and public diplomacy activities. Prior to BDA, Guittard served in senior positions at the US Department of State working on a variety of portfolios ranging from public diplomacy and public affairs to cyber security, counter-terrorism, and political military affairs.
Guittard currently serves in an adjunct faculty capacity teaching graduate courses in Corporate Diplomacy & Geopolitics for the University of Southern California Annenberg School and courses in International Negotiations and Women’s Leadership for the Hult MBA School in Dubai.