Leah Goold-Haws - Director, Global Trade & Logistics
Long Beach City College
As a fifth-generation resident of Southern California, I am proud to be part of this area where the magnificent Port of Long Beach connects our region and our businesses to the world. In my role as statewide director for Global Trade under the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and director for the Center for International Trade Development, it is my intention to bring value to our Chamber members through an approach that provides education, advocacy and global vision. I am honored to be the 2018-2019 IBA President. Having worked in the field of global trade for over 15 years, it is my passion and in today’s trade climate, there are more challenges and opportunities than ever before. The Chamber's International Business Association understands that the strength of our economy lies in the strength of our globalized business community. The IBA is a resource to business, providing insights to trade related issues, promoting international business, and connecting our workforce to opportunities in this dynamic industry.
My goals for this term will be to increase access to thought leaders and discussions around the shifting landscape of global trade, to increase our membership by bringing value to our international business community and to expand the conversation around what is global trade and how can we increase access and equity to the multiple opportunities trade can bring. I look forward to a productive year ahead and welcome you to reach out to me directly to share your comments, questions and thoughts.
The IBA is representative of the pride and professionalism of the international trade community. Your membership in this highly respected organization is your passport to opportunities to work side by side with leaders in their fields. The major benefits of membership are outlined as follows.
THE STATE OF TRADE AND TRANSPORTATION LUNCHEON
The State of Trade and Transportation luncheon is held each year in February or March. Featuring a prominent speaker to provide an update to the members and the industry.
Receptions or mixers are held throughout the year at various locations to bring together and strengthen business contacts. Members make important connections with representatives from a wide variety of international businesses, cultures and interests.
The IBA monitors, analyzes and develops policy recommendations on local, state and federal legislation affecting the international business community. As part of the Chamber’s lobbying and advocacy efforts, the IBA assures its members they will be informed and influential in government at all levels.
WORLD TRADE WEEK LUNCHEON
Each May the IBA observes World Trade Week. World Trade Week was initiated as a local program by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce in 1926 and was declared a national observance by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935.
Carriers / Port Services
Port of Long Beach - Ports
Port of Los Angeles - Ports
Pacific Harbor Line - Railroad Company
Union Pacific Railroad - Railroad Company
General Steamship Corp., LTD - Shipping Company
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) - Shipping Company
Matson Navigation Company, Inc. - Shipping Company
Metro Ports/Nautilus International Holding Corp. - Stevedoring Contractor
International Transportation Service, Inc. - Terminal Operator
Long Beach Container Terminal - Terminal Operator
Secure Transportation - Transportation Services
Price Transfer, Inc. - Trucking / Warehousing/Distributors
Ability/Tri-Modal Transportation Services, Inc. - Trucking / Warehousing/Distributors
Custom Goods LLC - Warehouse/Transportation
3PL / Brokers
Western Overseas Corp. - Custom House Broker / Freight Forwarding
Allison Shipping International Inc. - Freight Forwarder
BGI Worldwide Logistics - Freight Forwarder
Dedola Global Logistics - Freight Forwarder
Laufer Group International - Import/Export & Distribution
Meiko America, Inc. - Import/Export & Distribution
Global Trade & Customs Inc. - Freight Forwarder / Custom Broker
Janel Group - Sea Cargo Inc. - Freight Forwarder / Custom Broker
Dependable Global Express, Inc. (DGX) - Shipping Company
Fujitrans U.S.A., Inc.-dba On Board Shipping Line - Shipping Company
Transworld Shipping USA Inc. - Shipping Company
Legal / Professional Services
Windes - Accountant - Certified Public
Moffatt & Nichol - Engineering / Design
U.S. Commercial Service, USDOC - Government Agency
Global Connections, Inc. - Import / Export & Distribution
David M. Griffith, APC Attorney at Law - Law Firm
Keesal, Young & Logan - Law Firm
Government / Professional Organizations
FuturePorts - Advocacy Group
K.P. Fitter & Associates, Inc. - Marine Surveyor
Leah Goold-Haws - LBCC, Global Trade & Logistics
Immediate Past President
Laura Janis - Union Pacific Railroad
Leticia Arias - U.S. Commercial Service, USDOC
Bruce Berwager - Beta Offshore
Aileen Colon - Western Overseas Corporation
Annabelle Duneau-Delaunay - CSULB, IBA (President)
David Griffith - Law Office of David M. Griffith
Shane Kennedy - Janel Group - Sea Cargo, Inc.
Kimia Khatami - Pacific Harbor Line
Dylan Rugg - CSULB, IBA (VP, Membership)