WILMINGTON — Ayanna Khan, Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce Founder and President/CEO, has joined the World Trade Center Delaware board of directors.
Ms. Khan is the newest business leader to join the board, which guides and advises the operations of the state’s foremost global business resource.
She president and CEO of Khan Consulting LLC and an adjunct instructor in grant writing at Delaware Technical Community College.
Ms. Khan is also a former board member of the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce and Middletown Main Street, and previously worked for Verizon Enterprise Solutions for 10 years.
The Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce has been a World Trade Center Delaware member since 2021. With 634 members, it was named the Best Black Chamber for 2023 by the National Black Chamber of Commerce, and Ms. Khan was recently inducted into the Delaware Business Hall of Fame.
“I am honored to join the board of World Trade Center Delaware and support its continued growth and success,” Ms. Khan said. “International trade and business are the next frontier for many Black-owned businesses. I look forward to contributing to the forward momentum World Trade Center provides for all of Delaware.”
"We are very pleased to have Ayanna Khan join our Board. Her expertise in community building will allow us to increase our outreach to additional businesses throughout the state," said Carla Stone, president of World Trade Center Delaware.
The Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce and World Trade Center Delaware have been working together to promote international trade opportunities to underserved communities throughout the state. In 2023, World Trade Center Delaware organized two in-person events on financing trade and developing new markets.
The World Trade Center Delaware board of directors also includes Acting Chair George E. Kearns of MCC Worldwide; Treasurer Stephanie L. Chapman of Belfint, Lyons & Shuman; state Sen. Nicole Poore; state Rep. Jeffrey N. Spiegelman; Mohamed Cisse of Tungsten Global Consulting Inc.; Janet H. Dougherty of Fulton Bank; Carmen Facciolo of NAI Emory Hill Real Estate Services Inc.; Lisa B. Himber of the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay; David Máthé of the Delaware Division of Small Business; Anabel Panayotti of Port to Port International Corp.; and Rafael X. Zahralddin of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.