The Mid-America District Export Council
is a private, non-profit organization that brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets.
Export Compliance Officer
University of Kansas
Expertise: Export Compliance, Import Compliance, Customs Brokerage, Foreign Military Sales, Fixed and Rotary Wing Aviation, and Industrial Security
International Banking Manager
Expertise: International Banking, Foreign Exchange, Trade Finance, Letters of Credit, Documentary Collections, and Working Capital
Progressive Products, Inc.
Expertise: Small business exporting to Canada and Mexico
UP RIGHT Advisory LLC.
Expertise: UAE and Saudi Arabia Business, Production & Entertainment Industry, International Business Ventures, International Business Growth
President & IBNewsmag, Publisher
Expertise: International Business Development and Intelligence for SMEs; International Marketing & Promotion; Publish IBNewsmag – practical information for international traders (SMEs); Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC 9) as cleared advisor to USTR for SMEs.
Dr. Melissa Birch
Associate Professor and Director, Global Business Studies
University of Kansas School of Business
Expertise: Export Education, Market Entry Strategies, Economic & Political Risk Assessment
Bhatt International, Inc.
Expertise: Recycled and Intermediate Metals Trading/Processor, Raw Materials, and Doing Business in India
Certified US Export Compliance Officer
Global Center of Excellence Compliance Manager at TVH Parts Co
Expertise: International Trade, Compliance, Supply Chain Management, Nonprofit Organizations and Risk Management
Expertise: Trade Credit Insurance, Risk Mitigation, Commercial Collections, Alternative Financing, and Commercial Lending Industries
Chairman of the Board
Expertise: International Manufacturing and Distribution, International Joint Ventures and Operations, Export and Import Activities, International Intellectual Properties and Related Legal Matters
International Trade for Commerce Bank
Expertise: International Development, Export Manufacturing Sales, Global Logistics, and Trade Finance
Philip Hull Ph.D
International Involvement Center at Northwest Missouri State University
Expertise: Education , International Recruitment, Study Abroad Programs, and Trans-Atlantic Studies and Scholarship
President & CEO
Pinnacle Technology, Inc.
Expertise: Small Business, International Business Development, Sales Strategies
Expertise: Data Security, Security Solutions, Global Home Appliance Industry and Doing Business in Seoul and Netherlands
Kansas Global Trade Services
Expertise: Global Business Consulting, International Business Development, Climate & Energy, Fortune 500 Companies and Doing Business in Middle East & North Africa
Chairman & CEO
Alpha Energy and Electric, Inc., DBA Alpha General Contracting
Expertise: Green Energy, Innovative Construction, African Business and Affairs
Expertise: Manufacturing, Distribution, international development, Agriculture, Wholly Owned Subsidiaries, and Doing Business in Eastern Europe.
Expertise: Strategic Marketing
Associate Director, Global Supply & Trade Compliance
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Expertise: Certified US Export Compliance Officer, International Logistics and Trade Compliance, Past President and Board Member of ITCKC and International Logistics Association of KC
Partner & Asia Service Leader
Expertise: Transactional Law, Domestic and International Mergers and Acquisitions, Loans and Financing, Corporate Structure and Joint Ventures, Global Manufacturing and Distribution, and Trade Compliance.
ITO Business Development Specialist
BG Products, Inc.
Expertise: Doing business in Southeast Asia; U.S. Commercial Service Programs; USTDA Programs; Trademark Issues
Certified Global Business Professional; Director of Global Development
Expertise: Export Compliance (ITAR/EAR/OFAC/Customs), Global Consultant Network, Foreign Market Intelligence, International Sales Development, Market Entry Strategies
Business Development Division, International Trade Division Director
Kansas Department of Commerce
Expertise: Asian Business, Machinery, International Sales Network Management, Information Technology
L. William Zahner
A. Zahner Co.
Expertise: Metals used in art and architecture