• Leah Goold-Haws - Sector Navigator Global Trade/Statewide Director CITD
    Long Beach City College, Global Trade & Logistics


    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.‚Äč

    MEMBER BENEFITS
    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.

    NETWORKING MIXERS
    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.

    LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
    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.

  •  OFFICERS

    President
    Leah Goold-Haws - 
    LBCC, Global Trade Initiative

     

    DIRECTORS

     

    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

    Lucius Martin - City of Long Beach Economic Development Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Board

    Marnie Primmer - FuturePorts

    Dylan Rugg - CSULB, IBA (VP, Membership)