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A Synergy of Vision and Expertise

At TACCS, our Board of Directors is not just a group of professionals; they are the architects of our chamber's future, each bringing unique expertise and visionary leadership.

Leadership Profiles

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Erhan Çevikel

Founding Member
President & CEO
Erhan Çevikel, a C level executive and visionary in strategic business expansion, is the co-founder and CEO of Gate Consulting. His expertise extends from mergers and acquisitions to information technology and financial project deliveries. A committed leader within Turkish American nonprofit organizations since 2004, Mr. Çevikel's journey is a testament to his dedication to fostering economic and cultural ties between the U.S. and Turkiye. Holding a BA from the University of Istanbul and an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, he embodies the spirit of international business leadership.

Selen Timur

Founding Member
Senior Vice President
Born in Ankara and a graduate of TED Ankara College and METU, Selen Timur's journey in the business world is marked by her roles at Unilever and Colgate Palmolive, followed by a successful entrepreneurial venture since 2004. As the President of Niles Technology INC – USA, and CEO of several companies in Turkey and the Netherlands, her expertise spans sales, marketing, restructuring, and business development. Her passion for travel, trade shows, and networking makes her a driving force in TACCS, bridging Turkish and American business communities.
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Gokhan Yavuz

Founding Member
Secretary General
Gökhan Yavuz's entrepreneurial spirit has seen him successfully navigate the realms of e-commerce and international business since 2014. Residing in Atlanta since 2006, he has made significant strides in the wholesale and retail sectors, aiding Turkish companies in entering the U.S. market. As a founder and CEO, his business acumen has created employment opportunities across four states, exemplifying the entrepreneurial drive that TACCS champions.

Zeynep Cevikel

Founding Member
Vice President
Zeynep Çevikel is a distinguished HR Business Partner and Advisor, known for her strategic acumen and leadership in fostering high-performing teams. A Montclair State University and New York University alumnus, her expertise in human resources is complemented by her roles as a Myers Briggs Practitioner and a Senior Human Resources Professional. Zeynep's focus on efficiency and team engagement aligns seamlessly with TACCS's mission to cultivate a dynamic and inclusive business community.

Ruhi Balci

Founding Member
Vice President
Dr. Ruhi Balcı's esteemed career as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is complemented by his vast experience in healthcare, life sciences, and academia. With 32 years of professional experience, Dr. Balcı has collaborated with global healthcare entities and educational institutions. His current roles in Miami, Florida, as a business development director and board member, alongside his academic contributions in Northern Cyprus, highlight his multifaceted expertise and commitment to healthcare innovation.

Francis Boyer

Founding Member
Vice President
Francis M. Boyer, Esq., is a member of the Bars of Florida (Federal District of North, Middle and South Florida), and the District of Columbia (Washington, DC). He is one of the few attorneys in Florida who is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an Expert in International Law. Because Florida is the ONLY state in the nation that offers a specialty certification in International Law, he is also one of only 51 in the entire United States as of January 1, 2020. Boyer Law Firm, P.L. deals with American companies and individuals from all over the world, in particular from Europe, Canada, Latin America, and the Middle East.Mr. Boyer was chosen as the winner in the following category – International Law – Attorney of the Year in Florida – 2015 by Global Law Experts.

Cuneyt Agan

Founding Member
Vice President
Cuneyt Agan, a seasoned real estate professional and proud Georgia State University alum with a remarkable 25-year career in Georgia, USA. Specializing in both residential and commercial real estate, Cuneyt brings unparalleled expertise to every transaction. His success in real estate development and property investment is underscored by a proven track record. Cuneyt's strategic and analytical mindset positions him at the forefront of market trends, ensuring his clients navigate the ever-evolving real estate landscape with confidence. Dedicated to excellence in both residential and commercial ventures, Cuneyt Agan is a trusted figure in Georgia's real estate arena. His commitment to client satisfaction and comprehensive understanding of diverse real estate sectors set him apart, making him a respected name in the industry.

Cem Kus

Vice President
Cem Kus is the Chief Executive Officer and the Founder of MTI America since 1992 , corporate office in Fort Lauderdale Area. MTI America delivers ancillary healthcare solutions such as Physical Medicine, Home Health, Diagnostics, Dental, Durable Medical Equipment, Transportation and Language Services to workers' compensation patients, adjusters, and case managers. MTI eliminates work from Insurance Carriers, TPA Companies and Large Employers the adjusters' and case managers' desks by delivering appropriate services to patients with critical clinical oversight while ensuring an exceptional customer experience for everyone involved.

Rick Serkan Eren

Vice President
Born in Samsun in 1975 and a graduate of Dokuz Eylul University's Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Serkan Eren’s career trajectory has been marked by innovation and strategic development. Starting as a control engineer at Sumerbank, he moved to Anadolu Group as KIA Motors Turkey's dealer development manager, playing a pivotal role in the brand's expansion. His contributions on the global stage as a speaker and his successful projects on dealership profitability are testaments to his expertise. After moving to the U.S. in 2018, Eren founded his own company, specializing in contact center services, bridging communication between Türkiye and the U.S.

Erdal Tatlici

Vice President
Erdal Tatlici, a visionary in property development and investment, is the founder of TTPC Gayrimenkul Yatirim A.S. and co-founder of Novrum Investment Group. His expertise in facilitating property investments in Miami for Turkish investors reflects a deep understanding of cross-cultural business dynamics. The 2017 formation of Vavenzi, specializing in high-end millwork and cabinetry, further highlights his entrepreneurial acumen. The opening of Vavenzi's first showroom in Miami’s Design District in 2020 marks a significant milestone in his journey, blending aesthetics with functionality in architectural design.