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.
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.
Kamia Khatami - Pacific Harbor Line
Dylan Rugg - CSULB, IBA (VP, Membership)
Accountant - Certified Public
Craig Ima, Chief Marketing Officer
www.windes.com | (562) 435-1191
Marnie O'Brien Primmer, Executive Director
www.futureports.org | (310) 982-1323
Consultant - Business/Technology/Development
Bond Consulting Services
Bob Bond, President
www.bondconsultingservices.com | (562) 988-3451 |
Custom House Broker/Freight Forwarding
Western Overseas Corp.
Michael Dugan, President
www.westernoverseas.com | (562) 985-0616
Engineering - Design
Moffatt & Nichol
Jim McCluskie, Vice President/Business Unit Leader
www.moffattnichol.com | (562) 426-9551
Allison Shipping International Inc.
Donna Betts, CEO
www.allisonshipping.com | (562) 435-7200
BGI Worldwide Logistics
Daniel Roberts, Financial Controller
www.bgiworldwide.com | (562) 597-5671
Dedola Global Logistics
Eric Jochim, Director of Marketing
www.dedola.com | (562) 594-8988
U.S. Commercial Service, USDOC
Leticia Arias, Sr. International Trade Specialist
Import/Export & Distribution
Global Connections, Inc.
Sharifa Moss, Executive Director
www.importexportgc.com | (562) 676-4386
Laufer Group International
Sabina Hamre, Import Documentation
www.laufer.com | (562) 628-1111
Meiko America, Inc.
Isamu Yokoi, President
www.meikoamerica.com | (310) 483-7400
David M. Griffith, APC Attorney at Law
David M Griffith, Attorney at Law
www.dgrifflaw.com | (562) 240-1040
Keesal, Young & Logan
Bob Stemler, Partner
www.kyl.com | (562) 436-2000
K.P. Fitter & Associates, Inc.
Capt. Khush Fitter, Owner
www.kpfitter.com | (562) 951-0799
NVOCC and Freight Forwarding
Janel Group - Sea Cargo Inc.
Shane Kennedy, CEO
www.seacargoinc.com | (310) 670-7623 x 3040
Oil and Gas Producers
Beta Offshore, a division of Amplify Energy Corp.
Bruce Berwager, Vice President of Operations
www.amplifyenergy.com | (562) 628-1526
Port of Long Beach
Mario Cordero, Executive Director
www.polb.com | (562) 283-7000
Port of Los Angeles
Arley Baker, Director, Public Affairs
www.pola.com | (310) 732-3093
Pacific Harbor Line
Kimia Khatami, Director of Customer Service
www.anacostia.com | (310) 984-5773
Union Pacific Railroad
Lupe C. Valdez, Director Public Affairs (Southern California)
www.up.com | (562) 566-4612
Dependable Global Express, Inc. (DGX)
Brad Dechter, President
www.dgxglobal.com | (310) 669-8888
Fujitrans U.S.A., Inc.-dba On Board Shipping Line
Laura Warren, Vice President
www.fujitrans.co.jp/en | (310) 830-5151
General Steamship Corp., LTD
G. Michael Hubbard, Vice President - CA
www.gensteam.com | (562) 988-9000
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA)
Michele Grubbs, Vice President
www.pmsaship.com | (562) 432-4040
Transworld Shipping USA Inc.
Bjoern Pelzer, Assistant Office Manager
www.twship.de | (562) 628-8852
Matson Navigation Company, Inc.
Tim Kirchhoff, Director, Sales & Marketing Southern Region
www.matson.com | (562) 495-8638
Metro Ports/Nautilus International Holding Corp.
Michael F. Giove, COO
www.metroports.com | (310) 816-6500
International Transportation Service, Inc.
Sean Lindsay, Chief Operating Officer
www.itslb.com | (562) 435-7781
Long Beach Container Terminal
Anthony Otto, President
www.lbcti.com | (562) 951-6000
John Chapman, V.P. Business Development
www.securetransportation.com | (800) 997-1952
Price Transfer, Inc.
Stephen P. Straub, CPA, CFO
www.pricetransfer.com | (310) 639-6074
Ability/Tri-Modal Transportation Services, Inc.
Tim Mullaney, Sales and Marketing/Executive Assistant
www.trimodal.com | (310) 522-5506
Custom Goods LLC
Dan Cathcart, Compliance
www.custom-goods.com | (310) 233-2500