Tribute to Dario Vasconcellos Campos
(September 24, 1930 – February 6, 2024)
|On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, we regretfully inform you of the passing, on February 6, 2024 at the age of 93, of Dario Campos, former Vice Consul of Brazil in New York and longtime Chamber member and supporter. Dr. Campos’ longstanding support of Chamber activities and enthusiastic participation in our programs, well into his 90s, denote his high level of dedication and commitment to the Chamber.
After serving as Vice Consul of Brazil in New York, Dr. Campos was appointed Senior Economic Advisor by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York, during which time he worked in liaison with foremost economic policy institutions in the United States. Following, he served as a consular official and Director of the Cultural Council of the Brazilian Endowment for the Arts.
Dr. Campos’ previous positions include Cultural Attaché to the Brazilian Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia and Delegate Ad Hoc of Brazil to the 7th World Congress of Public Relations in Boston, MA. Fluent in many languages, Dr. Campos was appointed Examiner of Arabic, German, and Russian during the selection of foreign service officers at Instituto Rio Branco in Brazil. He also served as Professor & Consultant of Tourism Administration at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and Universidade de Brasília.
Dr. Campos graduated in Decision Science from Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, in Hotel Management from Cornell University, and in Human Relations & Public Speaking from Dale Carnegie Institute of New York. He held a Ph.D. in Economics, a Ph.D. in Philosophy & Social Sciences, and four master’s degrees: MBA / MPS in Tourism, MA in Economics, and MA in Philosophy & Social Sciences.
Dr. Campos received many high distinctions from the Brazilian Army, Navy, Air Force, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs – and was the 2014 recipient of the Chamber’s Special Merit Award. While conducting postdoctoral research in economics, he participated in countless forums and international conferences on economics, tourism, technology, and sustainability.
Dr. Campos is survived by his wife, Marion Asch Campos. His steadfast commitment and contributions to the Chamber strengthened ties between Brazil and the United States and furthered our mission of promoting trade and investment between the two nations. His presence, company, and sense of humor will be greatly missed.