ralvarez@upraa.org

Robert Alvarez

Treasurer and Chair, Finance and Audit Committee

Robert Alvarez is the Founder and Managing Partner for Global Variance Strategies, LLC a global trade and foreign investment promotion boutique firm in Washington, DC.

Previously he was Managing Partner for Global Variance Strategies, LLC a global trade and foreign investment promotion boutique firm in Washington, DC. Prior to entering the private sector, he served 20 years as federal civil servant official in agencies such as the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau, USDA, and the Department of the Air Force. Mr. Alvarez was Co-Founder of the World Affairs Council of Puerto Rico, a nonprofit global education organization that was part of The World Affairs Council of America’s National Council Network. He served as its Executive Director on a Pro-Bono basis from July 2009 to January 2013, and during that time led several Commercial Diplomacy and Global Education missions. Mr. Alvarez completed undergraduate studies in Economics and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is a graduate of National Defense University’s Joint Staff College. He was Vice-President of the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Florida from 2010-2012, and was Co-Founder in 2002 and elected President in 2006 of his Mother’s hometown Rotary Club in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Robert is originally from Manhattan, New York, and currently resides in Maryland.