Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) Director, Rafael Carsalade, Elected to Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Apr 05, 2012, 10:44 ET from Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C.

HOUSTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas) is pleased to announce Rafael Casalade, CPA, Tax Director, has been elected to the board of directors for the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce (BRATECC). Carsalade will serve a two year term, 2012-2014.

"I am honored to be a member of the BRATECC board," said Carsalade. "I am looking forward to work with my fellow board members as we further the mission of BRATECC."

Other board members include: Honorary President Mario Saade Brazil Consul General; Honorary Vice President James T. Edmonds, Port of Houston Authority; Honorary Vice President George J. Donnelly, Lilo Ventures; President Jose Orlando Mello de Azevedo, Petrobras America, Inc.; Fernando Frimm, SBM Atlantia; Ulisses Sperandio, Schlumberger; Rui Luis Abrantes, Securance Corporation; Renato Tadeu Bertani, Barra Energia; Armando Oscar Cavanha Filho; Alberto da Fonseca Guimaraes, Logum Logistica;  Amauri Costa, Bracewell & Giuliani; John Johnson, HSBC; Jerry Kimmitt, Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown; David Peebles, Oderbrecht; Antonio de Pinho, El Paso Corporation; Cid Silveira, Atex International Corp.; Mitchell Torton, United Airlines; David Vassar, Rice University; and Executive Director, Ricardo Peduzzi, Peduzzi & Company, Inc.

About the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 2001, Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce BRATECC has close to 120 member companies, represented by almost 230 delegates.  BRATECC implements its mission "Foster Business and Friendship Networking Decision and Opinion Makers" by organizing networking opportunities.  These meetings include seminars, conferences, breakfasts, luncheons, receptions and trade missions, where companies meet potential partners and develop relationships.  BRATECC often teams with like organizations to explore new opportunities where the Chamber may enhance services it provides its membership.  BRATECC events mainly focus the energy sector and ancillary industries, such as engineering, technology, finance, education, logistics, and trade amongst others - BRATECC usually invites speakers from the leadership in corporations and agencies working in those areas to address events.  Events often highlight offshore, oil & gas, renewables, etc. Visit for more information.

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