PHILADELPHIA — Afina International, a specialist advisory firm, announced today that Susan McCalmont has joined its corporate equity and advisory business as a Managing Director. In this role, Ms. McCalmont will be responsible for working with the firm’s clients to help them meet their long-term strategic objectives.

Founded in 2011, Afina International works with clients on cross-border capital flow and business development. Through its real estate, institutional investment advisory, and corporate advisory businesses, Afina provides clients with solutions that fulfill their strategic objectives and position them advantageously.

“We are very pleased to welcome Susan to the Afina team,” said David Godfrey-Thomas, Chief Executive Oficer at Afina. “Susan has a track record of working to grow projects that combine innovation and values to create opportunity. That experience and expertise reflects our own approach to business and the kinds of ventures that our partners look to Afina to show them.”

McCalmont joins Afina after spending the last 12 years working with Creative Oklahoma, which she helped found in 2006 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011. The nonprofit organization is responsible for programming throughout Oklahoma focused on encouraging innovation in education, business, and culture. Prior to that, she served as Director and CEO of the Kirkpatrick Foundation for 19 years. She serves on a number of boards including the International Council of the Districts of Creativity Network, the National Creativity Network and the Oklahoma City University Wanda L. Bass School of Music. She also serves as a Fellow of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, the Governor’s International Team, and the Harding Fine Arts Center Advisory board.

“Afina has established a reputation for valuing trust, for listening, and for coming up with creative solutions that help clients,” McCalmont said. “I look forward to working with the team to help our clients meet their long-term strategic objectives.”

About Afina International

Afina International is a specialist advisory firm focused in cross-border capital flow and business development. The firm was founded in 2011 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Afina helps clients explore investment opportunities that look over the long term, are sustainable and responsible in practice, and help build a legacy or brand. For more information, please visit


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