Salt Lake City Advisory Board

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Salt Lake City Advisory Board

This board consists of insightful business leaders advising Global Chamber® Salt Lake City in our efforts to support international trade and businesses in the region.  


Meg Harris

Business Development Executive at CommGap International 

Meg is a business developer with experience in the public and private sectors, assisting numerous companies in their efforts to initiate or expand their presence abroad. Meg works for CommGap International, a language service provider that helps organizations meet the demands of their customers in 240+ languages. Previously, Meg worked for World Trade Center Utah as the Senior Manager of International Programs. Together with the State of Utah, Meg represented Utah businesses and their interests around the globe, interacting with companies, U.S. Ambassadors, and government officials in over 20 countries. She has seen first-hand the critical role relationship building plays as companies, entrepreneurs, and governments seek to strengthen trade relations and collaboration. Meg is customer-experience centric, relationship-driven, and loves coordinating a successful event where meaningful connections can be made. Meg has a passion for just about everything outdoors, loves eating new food, and spends her time with her husband exploring and traveling.


Shadman Bashir

Director of International Student Services at Dixie State University and Global Advisor at GC Southern Utah 

Shadman is a former Professor of Law and Global Affairs, with focus on International Development/Management, Defense and Warfare, Comparative Laws, Governments and Global issues. He is a published author and speaker on topics including but not limited to Law, Religion, Artificial Intelligence, Business, Globalization, Warfare and Terrorism. Currently, Shadman is the Director of the International Student Services at Dixie State University, responsible for growth, expansion and legal compliance.


Thierry Lavigne

Founder/CEO at TNL International and Utah Business Hub; Global Advisor at GC SLC

Thierry's father has been a US Executive Expatriate (Schlumberger, Digital Equipment Corp. and Motorola) and was posted in many positions in the Americas and EMEA countries (from Boston to Paris, London, Geneva, …), Consequently he gained a good knowledge of national culture/business and linguistic environments of many countries of the world (school studies in many countries). He is bilingual English/French with a good knowledge and understanding of other European Languages;

Thierry is a US local and global Freelancer in business development from start ups/small businesses to corporations as well as non profits on the sales support side. He has 25 years experience learning as a Ernst and Young consulting legal/business researcher to launching businesses as a handicapped entrepreneur (light Tinnitus ear problem), learning from failures and helping others do get their business going. Thierry is a connector and also helps with writing, research, contacts and more through many local, national and global networks.