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Directory of Members

Balatero, Pru

Regional Manager, International Trade Programs
U.S. Small Business Administration
Specializing in:
SBA's Finance Programs (loan guarantees) for Small Business Exporters.

Bensky, Jonathan

Director, U.S. - South Asia Business Services
Pacific Northwest Advisors

President of the European Chambers of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest
Specializing in:
30+ plus years’ experience as Senior FCS officer including 20 years as SCO in Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Singapore, EU; Senior Commercial Advisor, APEC 2011.

Brislin, John F.

Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington
President and CEO
Specializing in:
Trade finance

Brester, Rosemary

Hobart Machined Products, Inc.
Specializing in:
Aerospace, medical components.

Calhoon, Mark

Managing Director for International Trade
State of Washington Department of Commerce
Specializing in:
Trade Development

Col, Martin H.

LaMarTek Inc.
Specializing in:
Joint ventures, trade facilitation, mechanics of exporting, etc.

Cole, Milton A.

Strategic Global Development
Specializing in:
Global strategic development, offshore operations (for developing manufacturing), int'l sales and marketing, global supply line development.

Conradt, William

Cascade Designs, Inc.
Specializing in:
The outdoor sporting goods industry. 5 years managing the international sales of Therm-A-Rest mattresses, MSR stoves and water filters, etc., to distributors and retails. An additional 2 years helping coordinate the exporting of Cannondale bicycles to Japan, Australia, NZ and Europe. Spanish and Degree in Journalism.

Diederichs, Stephen J.

Vice President of Sales
Unified International
Specializing in:
Wholesale grocery, sundries; Asia, Central and South America.

Dorr, Tom

SBDC – Western Washington University
College of Business and Economics
Center for Economic Vitality
Specializing in:
Business development, managing a small exporting company; Canadian export matchmaking. Washington public higher institution of higher education.

Dunk, D. Duane

Specializing in:
Medical-related, antimicrobial, water safety related products to Latin America, Asia, and specifically India and Brazil; Entrepreneurship; speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

Froggett, Stephan, PhD.

Executive Director
Froggett & Associates, LLC
Specializing in:
Trade and regulatory policy advisor for innovative and emerging technologies, working with US, EU, Asia and Canadian regulators, and international organizations (OECD, UN, ISO, APEC).

Giambattista, Mike

Lecturer, International Business
Foster Business School, University of Washington
Specializing in:
Europe, Asia; pharmaceuticals, consumer products, data communication, export management; Spanish, French; residences in Europe, Iran

Griffin, Anne Marie

Sr. Mgr. Export Compliance and Policy
Global Trade Compliance Organization
Microsoft Corporation
Specializing in:
Export compliance regulations,

Gross, Warren H.

Specializing in:
Payment and Credit Risk Evaluation and Structured Trade Finance

Ibarra, Ralph B.

DiverseAmerica Network
Specializing in:
Business and market development in the NAFTA countries with an emphasis in the Aerospace, Healthcare, Consumer Goods; Trade, Information and Technology Sectors, and Spanish.

Isett, David Edward

Concordia Coffee Systems
Specializing in:
Canada, Europe Australia; Development of distribution channels and partnerships

Kaplan, Samuel

Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
Specializing in:
15 years experience promoting Greater Seattle; trade policy; speaks German.

Kelley, Lisa G.

Senior Sales Analyst
FedEx Services
Specializing in:
International Trade and Export Services

Kvidera, Jr., Larry

Manager – Marketing & Trade
Port of Tacoma
Specializing in:
International Trade, Building and Forest Products.

Maske, Diane

Director, Merchandising and Marketing
SUPERVALU International
Specializing in:
Marketing channels, private labeling, consumer products (foodstuffs); Asia-Pacific markets.

McClain, William

Senior Director of International Marketing
Clarisonic, a L'Oréal company
Specializing in:
Export of consumer products, particularly health and beauty products, sonic skin care for use in dermatology sector; U.S., Japan, UK, Western Europe

Murray, Jamie

Managing Member
Gem Shavings, LLC
Specializing in:
Wood products, by-products; Asia, Middle East; cultural knowledge

Nixdorf, Todd

Specializing in:
North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia; international sales, marketing, nutrition channels

Pursell, Fred

Senior Marketing Manager
Small and Midsize Business & Distribution Group
Microsoft Corporation
Specializing in:
E-commerce, global marketing and channel development

Ralston, Jerry W., Ph.D.

Managing Director
Global Business Advisory Services
Pacific Northwest Advisors
Specializing in:
International Trade, Marketing, Strategy and Investment

Rothmeyer, Michael Anthony

Vice-President, Global Sales
Verathon, Inc.
Specializing in:
Medical devices, fresh produce; Asia-Pacific, Canada, Latin America

Spatz, Jennifer

Marketing Manager
Sterlitech Corporation
Specializing in:
Forest products, Europe, Africa, Middle East, China, speaks French, German and marginal Italian, exporting expertise in country risk analysis, export credit manager for WA’s #2 exporter, experience working for FAS and AID.

Struthers, Garry L.

Garry Struthers Associates Inc.
Specializing in:
Exporting Professional Environmental Services

Tarshi, Abdul

Specializing in:
Middle East, Central Asia; speaks languages used in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkish and Arabic.

Udbye, Andreas

Specializing in:
Trade Promotion, Transportation Sector, and Norwegian

White, Gary Allan

P’Chelle International
Specializing in:
Eastern Washington Trade and Trade Advising

Wong, Yale

General Biodiesel, Inc.
Specializing in:
Energy, Asia

Woodward, David Bracy

President and CEO
American Cultural Exchange
Specializing in:
Education, training; Middle East, East Asia

Wortley, Richard

Pacific Rim Investments
Specializing in:
International Banking, Asia & Russia.