Sally Yearwood has been the Executive Director of Caribbean Central American Action since 2011, after rejoining the organization as Deputy Executive Director in 2008. She had previously worked with CCAA from 1989-1995. Over the years, her areas of focus have included energy security, maritime transportation, disaster management, Haiti, trade policy, and financial services, among many others. Ms. Yearwood’s career spans more than 25 years working with the countries of the Caribbean and Central America. She spent 13 years in Haiti where her experience includes serving as the Trade and Investment Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, managing projects for the Caribbean Export Development Agency, and serving as the Country Representative for the U.S. Department of Commerce.
She sits on the board of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization; she is on the Advisory Board of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, and is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. In March, 2016, she received an “International Woman of the Year” Award from the World Trade Center Miami, for her work in trade and logistics. She has a BA in International Relations and an MA in International Development.
Gwendolyn Rodriguez Siegel
Deputy Executive Director
Gwendolyn is currently the Deputy Executive Director of Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) in Washington, DC. She has worked in various capacities at CCAA since joining the team in 2007, and in her current role, she leads engagement efforts with collaborative partners and multilateral institutions in the U.S., Caribbean, Central America and abroad. She also works closely with sponsors, supporting organizations and media partners on programs such as CCAA’s Annual Conference, regional workshops, and more.
Prior to joining CCAA, Gwendolyn completed an internship at the Inter-American Development Bank for the office of the U.S. Executive Director. She also volunteered for Caritas Mao-Montecristi in the Dominican Republic where she aided in research and community outreach.
Gwendolyn graduated from Seton Hall University where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in international affairs and Latin America studies.