Executive Board
Biographies

The US-Ghana Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the facilitation and promotion of trade &investment, economic growth, increasing business opportunities and advocacy on behalf of its membership in both countries.

Florence Torson-Hart

Founding Board Member

Florence Torson-Hart is a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Together with her team of experts they employ the resources and flexibility of Merrill Lynch to offer insightful solutions and recommendations to clients. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Florence was the CEO and Founder of a successful multi-media company. She has extensive experience in Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Publishing and TV Content Programming. She is a graduate of Drexel University with a Dual MBA concentration in Financial Management and Accounting and also holds a BA in Publishing with a Marketing and Editing specialization.

Donna Weber

Board Member

Donna Weber currently serves as the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) Corporate Engagement Manager. PMIEF is the charitable arm of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s largest association for professional project, program and portfolio managers.

Donna has more than 30 years of professional leadership experience with a range of nonprofit organizations, including: an Ivy League university (University of Pennsylvania); a 65-year old national civics organization (Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge); a Presidential Library and Museum (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, Springfield, Illinois); a large public University (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey); and a renowned philharmonic orchestra (The Philadelphia Orchestra).

Carol Brooks

Board Member

In January 1993, Carol Brooks began her employment with the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce and is currently the Manager of Business Services. She works with business to help them navigate the city process to start or retain their business in the city.

However, Ms. Brooks has a considerable amount of knowledge in international diplomacy and international trade. In 1996, she assisted in forming the Philadelphia Trade Office and later helped structure the International Division in the Department of Commerce. This office facilitated business relationships for firms seeking to expand into international markets, and helped identify local firms for international businesses seeking to do business in the United States. In addition, this office attracted foreign investment in Philadelphia, conducted trade seminars and workshops, as well as trade missions.

Eric Acolatse

Board Member

Eric is currently the Director of Business, Athletics at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania with the responsibility of monitoring all financial operations of the Athletic Department and adhering to the fiscal and administrative requirements of National Collegiate Athletic Association and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (NCAA/PSAC).

Eric joined Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 2000 as the Controller, where he supervised business and financial operations, including budgets, cash and grants management, annual financial reports. Eric’s responsibilities also included independent audits and compliance review of operations.

Dr. Samuel Quartey

Board Member

Dr. Samuel F. Quartey has more than 30 years of experience as a podiatrist specializing in foot and ankle surgery. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Temple University and the College of Podiatric Medicine in New York. The native of Accra, Ghana, is a graduate of the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and University Legon, Ghana. He taught at Accra High School prior to moving to the U.S.

Dr. Frempong

Board Member

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