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


LEADERSHIP
(U.S. Department of Commerce Appointed DEC Members)
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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

 

  Vice Chair


Marvin Sepe
Chief Operating Officer

CTC Global Corporation
Irvine, CA
msepe@ctcglobal.com

Member Bio

 

Chairman Emeritus; Chair, LTF Committee Guy Fox, MBA, LCB
President & CEO
Guy Fox & Associates, Inc.
tel: 714.695.1948
foxw@sbcglobal.net

Member Bio
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Immediate Past Chair; Vice Chair, LTF Committee; 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
VP Business Development
Janel Group Inc.
Inglewood, CA
vincent@janelgroup.net

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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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Executive Committee:

Guy Fox - Chairman Emeritus; Chair, LTF Committee
Donald Sovie - Chair
Marvin Sepe - Vice Chair
Susan K. Ross - Immediate Past Chair
; Vice-Chair, LTF Committee; Former Vice Chair, NDEC
David Habib - Vice Chair, Central Coast
Vince Iacopella - Vice Chair, Los Angeles
Megan Cullen - Secretary; Treasurer
Gordon Schaeffer - Assistant Secretary; Chair, Strategic Planning Committee
Christel Vilogron - Chair, Membership Committee
Hal Selim - Chair, Communications Committee
Jerry Tyler - Member
Kenneth L. Wengrod - Chair, Regulatory & Legislation Committee; Chair, TPP Working Group - Vertical Committee

Executive Secretaries (U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce):

Jason Sproule
Senior International Trade Specialist
USEAC Los Angeles (Downtown) CA
U.S. Commercial Service
Julie Anne Hennessy
Director
USEAC Los Angeles (West) CA
U.S. Commercial Service
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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
Raymond BOWMAN Chair, Shipping/Logistics - Vertical Committee

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

scorrales-diaz@systemsintegrated.com OC Systems Integrated 714-998-0900
William (Bill) EDWARDSMember Bio
Chair, Export Basics - Vertical Committee
LTF Member

bedwards@edwardsglobal.com OC Edwards Global Services, Inc. 949.224.3896/Cell 1.949.375.1896 
Scott ERMETI

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

sturdiqk@aol.com LA Global Green Development Group Inc.  909-396-5141
Margrette FRANCISCO
Chair, Export Regulatory Compliance - Vertical Committee
LTF Member

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
Christopher J. GARVILLE
chrisgarville@gmail.com CC COC-Aerospace, Div. of Christopher Overseas  877-474-5525/252-571-3311
David GOODWIN Chair, General Legal - Vertical Committee
LTF Member

David.Goodwin@meus.mea.com OC Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. 714-236-6223
Ferdinando (Nando) GUERRAMember Bio

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

corinne.murat@mattel.com LA Mattel, Inc. 310-252-6628
Brian PECK
LTF Member

bpeck@law.usc.edu LA USC Gould School of Law, University of Southern California  213-740-2563
John ROBINSONMember Bio
Chair, Manufacturing/Fulfillment - Vertical Committee

info@itdmllc.com LA International Technical Development Management, LLC 310-729-0173
Susan SINCLAIR
susinclair@aol.com OC Berkshire Hathaway 949-720-9007
Janet WANG

janetcwang@yahoo.com OC JW & Associates 949-300-0207
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
Willard (Will) BERG, JR.

willb4220@gmail.com CC Port Hueneme 805-985-8020
Jonathan BEUTLER
jonathan.beutler@sunrider.com LA Sunrider International  310-222-9107 
Mark HIRZEL

mhirzel@anderinger.com LA A.N. Deringer, Inc. 310.892.4651
Jo-Renee HUNTER

jrhunter@hgwtaxlaw.com LA Hunter Gauldon & Wilson 877-571-9965/248 761-9924
Keith SANCHEZMember Bio

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

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Past U.S. Department of Commerce Appointed DEC Members

Partial List (alphabetical)

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

 

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