Chiquita Brands International Inc. Board of Directors

Chiquita Brands International Inc. is the successor to one of the most infamous companies in American history, the United Fruit Company. During the mid-twentieth century, the United Fruit Company, at the crux of the banana republic economy, played a formidable and quite questionable role in the development of the sociopolitical makeup of several Latin American countries. Even after renaming itself Chiquita Brands International Inc. in 1990, Chiquita continued it’s streak of politically menacing decisions. In 1994, Chiquita Brands was exposed for paying off the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, an internationally recognized terrorist organization, in exchange for profit protection. 20 years and a few dubious mergers later, Chiquita Brands continues to thrive. One might say that they seem to have it all--a monopoly, obsequious Latin American governments, and hundreds of thousands of acres of booming, ready to be cultivated land. Now Chiquita Brands looks to the future, but also looks to the past for guidance. Make your next move wisely, it could redraw the maps of Latin America.


Position Papers

Position Papers are not required for Chiquita Brands International Inc. Board of Directors.

Jack Quinn
Simulation Director

Jack is a rising junior in the American University School of Public Affairs pursuing a major in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG). He is from the city of Chicago, Illinois, where he participated in Model UN throughout high school, including two years as a head delegate. Jack is currently a member of the AU Model United Nations team and is looking forward to serving as Simulation Director for the second year in a row. In his free time, Jack enjoys studying history, following Chicago sports teams, and watching Game of Thrones seasons on repeat. Jack is excited for an amazing conference and is looking forward to welcoming delegates to AmeriMUNC VII!

Rachel Pederson
Director General

Rachel is a rising junior studying International Relations with a focus on Environmental Studies and French at American University. She is originally from Edina, Minnesota where she was very active on her high school’s Model UN team. She is a new member of the Lambda Eta chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority, a swim instructor for kids and dog walker. Outside of school and work, Rachel loves talking about sharks, Minnesota, Kevin Durant and music. She served as a Crisis Analyst for the French Cabinet for AmeriMUNC V, Director of Simulations for WIRC VI and Crisis Director for the Philippines National Police during AmeriMUNC VI. She is beyond excited to be serving on this years Secretariat and cannot wait for February.