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.
Director of Trade Finance
Expertise: Finance, Administration, Manufacturing, International Sales, Information Technology, International Credit Terms, and Wellness
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
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
Borell Consulting Services LLC
Expertise: Mineral Exploration and Development, Project Development with International Partners
Vice President & Senior Global Trade Consultant
Corporate and Commercial Banking
Expertise: International Trade Finance, International Payment Methods, Standby and Commercial Letters of Credit, Bank and Demand Guarantees, Supply Chain Finance
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
Export Manager; Certified Global Business Professional
Moridge Mfg Inc. dba The Grasshopper Company
Expertise: International Market Expansion, Cross Cultural Negotiation, Francophone Market Development, Machinery Export, Distribution Strategy, Global Business Instruction & Training, Foreign Market Research
Expertise: Supply Chain, Logistics, Global Transportation, Foreign Direct Investment
Independent Export Consultant
President & CEO
Pinnacle Technology, Inc.
Expertise: Small Business, International Business Development, Sales Strategies
Chairman & CEO
Alpha Energy and Electric, Inc., DBA Alpha General Contracting
Expertise: Green Energy, Innovative Construction, African Business and Affairs
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
Associate Director, Government Affairs
Black & Veatch,
Expertise: U.S. Trade and Development Agency programs, U.S. Commercial Service Resources for U.S. Businesses, Government Advocacy, EXIM Bank – Letter of Interest
ITO Business Development Specialist
BG Products, Inc.
Expertise: Doing business in Southeast Asia; U.S. Commercial Service Programs; USTDA Programs; Trademark Issues
Ted J. Vlamis
Pioneer Balloon Company
Vice President; Certified Global Business Professional
Kansas Global Trade Services, Inc.
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