Donald R. McCarthy brings a vast resource of international trade, business development and government relations expertise to City Capital Corporation. He served for fifteen years as the Barbados Consul to the United States and for nine years as the Senior Business Development Manager for the Barbados Tourism Authority. Working with both government and private entities he skillfully developed mutually-beneficial relationships in trade and international investment. As a member of the City Capital team, McCarthys unique international business expertise and leadership skills play a key role in advising and guiding company expansion into third world development and international petroleum business.
As Consul for Barbados his direct responsibilities included overseeing all consular affairs, trade and investments; advising U.S. corporations and investors on offshore banking and investment opportunities in Barbados; maintained relationships with state Mayoral and Gubernatorial offices, as well as with the U.S. State Department and Office of Protocol, and with regional of state and federal U.S. law enforcement offices.
Mr. McCarthy has served on numerous international boards, including as Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Chairman of the Marine and Ecological Research Foundation. He has also served as a Director of Ramnat Financial Group and for Distinctive Luxury Vacations; the Greater Los Angeles World Trade Center Association and the Los Angeles Diplomatic Corps, among others.
An internationally-recognized expert on international tourism, trade, international marketing and the Caribbean Basin Initiative, he is a highly sought-after lecturer at major universities, including Pepperdine Universitys MBA program, the University Of Austin, Stanford University; and business organizations such as Pan Am Airlines at their Annual Sales Conference and various Caribbean Tourism Organization Seminars.
Mr. McCarthy brings an intimate understanding of the processes and requirements for successful development in the Caribbean. City Capital has already been approached by governments in the region in need of affordable housing for their citizens. Mr. McCarthys extensive experience helps City Capital avoid many of the obstacles faced by other developers in the area, and better equips the Company as it expands internationally.
After completing his Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration at the Western States University in Fullerton, CA, McCarthy continued his postgraduate education and training at Pace University, University of Surrey in the United Kingdom, the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity, and other specialized programs worldwide.