Speaker Biographies

*Over 60 presenters are expected to confirm their participation. Speaker bios are being uploaded as they become available.

Abby Daniell

Commercial Director, U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica

Aileen Nandi

Regional Senior Commercial Officer for Central America, U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador

Alan Deardorff

John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics and Prof. of Economics and Public Policy, Univ. of Michigan

Alexander Perkins

Senior Manager, International Government Affairs, Chrysler Group, LLC

Andres Castrillon

Senior Counsel, International Affairs, Auto Care Association

Bernard Swiecki

Assistant Director, Automotive Communities Partnership, Center for Automotive Research

Brad Templeman

President & Chief Executive Officer, Roll-Rite, LLC

Curt Wilson

President/CEO, Corporation for International Business

Darrel Ching

Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Singapore

Elena Stagemann

Director of International Business, NuStep, Inc.

Ellen Lenny-Passagno

Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile

Frank Buck

Strategic Business Development Director, Kee Safety, Inc.

Geoffrey Bogart

Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan

Gayle Jacobs

Partner, International Risk Consultants

James Jackson

Senior Congressional Liaison, Office of Congressman Gary Peters

Jan Blaho

Director of Supply Chain Finance, U.S. Export-Import Bank

Jeff Hamilton

Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia

Joe Kaesshaefer

Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate Sydney, Australia

John Coronado

Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama

John O’Gara

Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group, SBA

John Wortman

VP Market Development, Officer/Owner, Detroit Radiant Products Co. (DRP)

Juan Manuel Solana

Consul of Mexico, Detroit, Michigan

Judy Reinke

Deputy Director General, U.S. Commercial Service

Kelley Brady

Export Development Manager, Reed Exhibitions

Kenza El-Amrani

Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate Casablanca, Morocco

Lynn Fischer Fox

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, International Trade Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Maria Andrews

Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate Tel Aviv, Israel

Maria Galindo

Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Mark Taggart

President, Laser Mechanisms, Inc.

Mary Lathrop

Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy Santiago, Chile

Michelle O’Connor

Global Compliance Director, The Lubrizol Corporation

Michael Allocca

President, Allocca Enterprises

Michael Sheridan

Director, Global Trade Strategy & Policy, Ford Motor Company

Michael Berger

Senior VP, Head of International Sales, DHL Express (USA)

Mustafa Mohatarem

Chief Economist, General Motors Corporation

Nathan Regan

U.S. Country Manager, Bahrain Economic Development Board

Paul Fudacz

Senior Associate, Braumiller Law Group

Rafael Patiño

Commercial Attaché Caribbean Region, U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Reed Vordenberg

President, Agri-Organic, LLC

Rhonda Fackert

General Manager, Littlite, LLC

Ricardo Pelaez

Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

Robyn Lederman

Attorney at Law, Brooks Kushman

Romaine Seguin

President, UPS Americas Region

Rossana Lobo

Commercial Director, U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Sean Kelley

Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada

Stefan Selig

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

Steve Alley

Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico

Susan Whitney

Director, Cleveland U.S. Export Assistance Center

Tamara Allard

District Director for Ambassador Bridge Operations, Canada Border Services Agency

Terrence Kalley

Managing Director, Global Logistics Strategies

Yannick Greiner

International OEM/Sales Director, Rugged Liner