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AMCHAM Goes Country for the 2017 Governors Ball

On April 22 at the AVANI Riverside Bangkok AMCHAM Thailand rounded up its cowboys and cowgirls for the Governors Ball, the Chamber’s annual gala, where AMCHAM’s Honorary Chairman of the Board, U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies, welcomed the new AMCHAM President and the 2017 Board of Governors. Over 450 members donned their country best for the ‘Country Roundup’ theme, feasted on a four-course dinner and signature cocktails by Diageo Moet Hennessy and enjoyed live entertainment by Martin Grand and Danny California Allstars.

The highlight of the evening was the Silent Auction where members bid on over 130 items to raise money for the AMCHAM Thailand Foundation’s education programs. The Silent and Live Auctions and the lucky draw raised over Baht 1.6 million that will support deserving, but disadvantaged Thai students through their university education.   

We are grateful to everybody who contributed to make the event a smashing success: the sponsors for their support, the companies that contributed to the silent auction and lucky draw prizes, and most of all, our members who opened their hearts and their wallets to improve the quality of education in the Kingdom. 

AMCHAM's 2017 Board of Governors with U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies. Pictured are (from left): Judy Benn, AMCHAM Executive Director; Herman Ehrlich, Conrad Bangkok; Vira-Anong Chiranakhorn Phutrakul, Citibank;  Teera Phutrakul, JTFP;  Mark Kaufman, Ford; David Carden, FedEx Express; Ambassador Davies; Jeffrey Nygaard, Seagate, AMCHAM Board President;  Brad Middleton, Chevron; Dale Lee, CoffeeWorks; Steve Rich, Caterpillar;  and Harold Vickery, Jr., Board advisor
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