Daiva Čekanauskas-Navarrette
GLL Patron
Honorary Consul of Lithuania, Co-Founder Lithuanian World Arts Council (LWAC) | USA

Daiva Čekanauskas-Navarrette established the World Lithuanian Arts Council (LWAC) promoting Lithuanian arts (film, literature, visual art) and Lithuania’s cultural heritage. Therefore she was a Laureate for the ‘Global Lithuanian Connecters’ Award. Her father had been a long-time Honorary Consul General during the long years of occupation, so diplomatic work seems to be a family tradition as she was appointed to Lithuania’s Honorary Consul in Los Angeles and then Santa Barbara, California. Daiva is trained in economics and international business at UCLA (Univeristy of California, Los Angeles) and she has worked more than 17 years in securities trading and investment advisory industry.