"By Appointment of the Secretary of Commerce of the United States"

LEADERSHIP/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (U.S. Department of Commerce Appointed DEC Members)
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Chair

Marvin Sepe
Chief Operating Officer

CTC Global Corporation
Irvine, CA
msepe@ctcglobal.com

Member Bio

 

 

  Immediate Past Chair

Donald Sovie
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Donald E. Sovie
32158 Camino Capistrano Ste A-402, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
tel: 949-280-5403
dsovie@sovielaw.com
Member Bio

Chairman Emeritus Guy Fox, MBA, LCB
President & CEO
Guy Fox & Associates, Inc.
tel: 657-236-4458 / 310-413-8884
foxw@sbcglobal.net

Member Bio
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Past Chair; Former Vice Chair, NDEC

Susan K. Ross
International Trade Counsel
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
11377 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1683
tel: 310.312.3206
cell: 310.613.9934
fax: 310.231.8406
skr@msk.com
www.msk.com
Member Bio

  Vice Chair, Central Coast
David Habib Jr.
Partner
Law Offices of David Habib
2835 Townsgate Road Suite 102
Westlake Village, CA 91361 USA
tel: 805.494.7393
fax: 805.379.0345
www.habiblaw.com

Member Bio
Vice Chair, Los Angeles

Vincent Iacopella
EVP Growth and Strategy
Alba Wheels Up International Inc
Tel: (310) 410 8030
Cel: (310) 918 8442
v.iacopella@albawheelsup.com
www.albawheelsup.com

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Secretary; Treasurer

Megan Cullen
SYV Consulting & Marketing
megan@syvconsulting.com
805-252-0036
Member Bio

    Chair, Communications Committee

Hal Selim
Director
Certified Worldwide LLC
Moorpark, CA
chairecc@decsocal.org

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Chair,
Membership
Committee

Christel Vilogron
christel@iebpglobal.com
Import Export Best Practices
Founder, Principal Consultant
Costa Mesa, CA
Member Bio

    Co-Chair, Strategic Planning Committee & Assistant Secretary Gordon Schaeffer
Senior Research Analyst
Univeristy of California, Education Abroad Program
Goleta, CA
gschaeffer@eap.ucop.edu
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Jerry Tyler
jerry@heartofnature.biz
Heart of Nature LLC
661-399-9755 661-978-4234

    Chair, Regulatory & Legislation Committee / Chair, TPP Working Group - Vertical Committee Kenneth L. Wengrod
President
FTC Commercial Corp.
1525 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(O) 213-745-8888 x256
(F) 213-325-0188
(C) 310-985-0799
Member Bio
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U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce

Executive Secretary
Julie Anne Hennessy
Director
U.S. Commercial Service - West LA

 

Executive Secretary Committee Members

Central Coast
Jason Sproule
Team Leader
U.S. Commercial Service - LA

Orange County
Jim Mayfield
Director
U.S. Commercial Service - OC

Los Angeles
Rachid Sayouty
Director
U.S. Commercial Service - LA
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U.S. Department of Commerce Appointed DEC Members - alphabetical

NAME EMAIL REGION COMPANY  TELEPHONE

Norman ARIKAWAMember Bio

narikawa@portla.org LA Port of Los Angeles 310-732-3838

Amanda BARLOW
LTF Member

Amanda.Barlow@RoanokeGroup.com LA Roanoke Trade 562-256-1914

Jonathan BEUTLERLTF Member

jonathan.beutler@sunrider.com LA Sunrider International  310-222-9107 

Raymond BOWMAN Chair, Shipping/Logistics - Vertical Committee

ray.bowman@edcsbdc.org CC EDC Small Business Development Center 805-384-1800

Candace CHEN
LTF Member

cchen@FaceLube.com LA FaceLube For Men 323-235-3367

Susan CORRALES-DIAZ

scorrales-diaz@systemsintegrated.com OC Systems Integrated 714-998-0900

Lisa DELAFLOR
LTF Member

Ldelaflor@Jordanacosmetics.com LA Jordana Cosmetics 213-324-8136 / 323-589-5625

Michael DELANEY
LTF Member

mdelaney@wep-inc.com OC Worldwide Environmental Products, Inc 714-990-2700

William (Bill) EDWARDSMember Bio
Chair, Export Basics - Vertical Committee

bedwards@edwardsglobal.com OC Edwards Global Services, Inc. 949.224.3896 / Cell 949-375-1896 

Scott ERMETI

scott.ermeti@pelican.com LA Pelican Products, INC. 310-326-4700

Margrette FRANCISCO
Chair, Export Regulatory Compliance - Vertical Committee

MargretteF@marvineng.com LA The Marvin Group 323-365-5494

Suzette FURBEYRE
LTF Member

furbeyre@marshall.usc.edu LA USC Marshall School of Business - IBEAR MBA Progr. 213-740-7133

David GOODWIN Chair, General Legal - Vertical Committee

David.Goodwin@meus.mea.com OC Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. 714-236-6223

Jo-Renee HUNTER
Co-Chair, LTF Committee

jrhunter@hgwtaxlaw.com LA Hunter Gauldon & Wilson 877-571-9965 / 248 761-9924
Corinne MURAT
Co-Chair, LTF Committee
LTF Member


corinne.murat@mattel.com LA Mattel, Inc. 310-252-6628

John ROBINSONMember Bio
Chair, Manufacturing/Fulfillment - Vertical Committee

info@itdmllc.com LA International Technical Development Management, LLC 310-729-0173

Robert SAIKALI
LTF Member

robert.saikali@cnb.com LA City National Bank 213-673-8636

Keith SANCHEZMember Bio
LTF Member

ksanchez@avalonrisk.com LA Avalon Risk Management 310-337-7050 / cell: 310-415-8331  


Brett TARNETMember Bio
Chair, International Trade Finance/Credit Insurance - Vertical Committee

brett@btarnet.com CC Brett Tarnet Insurance Services 805-375-2373

Janet WELLS
janetw@instagraph.com LA Insta Graphic Systems  562-404-3000 ext. 220

*REGIONS - OC (Orange County); LA (Los Angeles); CC (Central Coast); CV (Central Valley).
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DECSC Appointed LTF Members (Leadership Task Force Committee)

DECSC’s EC has recommended the establishment of a new Leadership Task Force (DECSC-LTF) set up to collaborate with DECSC Committee Chairs, and subject to EC approval, with external trade partners of DECSC, to work on meeting DECSC’s Strategic Objectives that fulfill our mission: “To be a prime mover and recognized regional and national leader in support of the international business community and USDOC efforts to increase export competitiveness and competency; help more U.S. businesses enter, and broaden and expand global markets.” Creation of this Leadership Task Force brings a structured approach to advise the DECSC EC and leads to deliverables supported by the individual strengths and talents of the members of DECSC-LTF through their leadership, innovation and creativity. Their special backgrounds and important external trade relationships will allow the LTF members to excel in specific activities within DECSC and enhance DECSC’s collaboration with appropriate external trade organizations that drive DECSC to meet our Strategic Objectives.

NAME EMAIL REGION COMPANY  TELEPHONE

Wendy FUNG

Wendy.fung@polb.com LA Port of Long Beach 562-708-1378 / 562-708-1378

Ferdinando (Nando) GUERRAMember Bio

ferdinandoguerra@yahoo.com LA Cal State Fullerton, Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College 562-283-7156

Robert KULESH

rkulesh@msegrip.com LA Matthews Studio Equipment Inc. 818-843-6715 / 818-203-5735

Brian PECK

bpeck@law.usc.edu LA USC Gould School of Law, University of Southern California  213-740-2563

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Past U.S. Department of Commerce Appointed DEC Members

Partial List (alphabetical)

Arthur Alvarez Jr.
Steve Arnold
Vance Baugham
Will Berg
Richard Brent
Thomas J. Burr
Jason Childs
Mary Flowers
Ann Gallaugher
Larry Garrison
Christopher Garville
Francis Harder
Mark Hirzel
Dr. Ralph Jagodka
Bruce H. Leeds
Randal Long
Jerry Manko
Christopher Marino
Noel Massie
Jim McLellan
Christopher Meyer
Patrick Mulcahy
Peter A. Ramirez
BJ Ruffin
Ashok Sadhwani
Robert Shaw
Susan Sinclair
James Van Eenenaam, Past Chair
Janet Wang
Hud Warren

 

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