Our Members

The Executive Committee

Chair


Mr. Gary Carver

President

Carver International


Expertise: International Shipping and Intermodal Logistics, Export Documentation, Small Business Management and Operation

Deputy Chair


Mr. Jack Adams

Executive Director of Government Affairs

Calgon Carbon a Kuraray Company


Expertise: Environmental Technologies, Government Affairs, Sustainable Development, Manufacturing

Treasurer


Mr. Les Dutka

Owner

Dutka & Associates


Expertise: Translations, Cultural Operations of Overseas Business, Small Business Management and Operation

Executive Secretary


Ms. Lyn Doverspike

Director

U.S. Commercial Service - Pittsburgh


Expertise: Strategic Planning of Export Market Growth, Federal Resources for Trade Development, and International Marketing

General Members

Mr. Dan Adams

Managing Director of U.S. Export Sales UPS


Expertise: International Sales Strategy, Global Supply Chain Solutions, Small Business Management and Operation.

Mr. Donald Bonk

Project Consultant, Office of Govt Affairs

Carnegie Mellon University


Expertise: International Business Development, Economic Development, Government Affairs, Public Resources

Mr. Jim Burd

President & CEO

Preservation Technologies, L.P


Expertise: Foreign Government Procurement, International Business Development, Small Business Management and Operations

Mr. Gregory Chambers

Director of Corporate Compliance

Oberg Industries Inc.


Expertise: U.S. Export Controls (Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)), Establishing Corporate Trade Compliance Programs, Apprenticeships

Mr. Greg Clarke

VP of Business Development

Integrated Dispense Systems, LLC


Expertise: International Business Development, Smart Technology Product Integration

Mr. Damon Claus

Chief Executive Officer

CASTUS

Expertise: Global Business Development, Supply Chain and Production Management, Demand Planning

Ms. Susanne Cook

Director, Chair of International Business Group, 

Dentons Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.


Expertise: International Law (Germany, Europe, China, Canada & Mexico), U.S. Customs & Export Controls, International Contracts & Terms of Sale

Ms. Simin Curtis

President

American Middle East Institute


Expertise: Middle East Commercial Environment

Ms. Elizabeth Fishback

US State & Local Affairs Lead

ARGO AI

Expertise:  Government Affairs,  Autonomous Vehicle Markets

Mr. Vincent Gasteb

Vice President Government and Corporate Affairs

Allegheny County Airport Authority


Expertise: Government Affairs, Aviation Industry, International Partnership Development, Target Marketing

Ms. Lori Joint

Vice President

Manufacturer & Business Association


Expertise: Government Affairs, Marketing and Communications, Training and Programming

Mr. David Huddleston

International Business Development Manager

FORTA Corporation


Expertise: International Business Development, International Marketing, Human Resources, Productivity

Mr. Jim Matharu

Senior VP Enterprise Services

Aquatech International














Expertise: International Business Development, Sub-Saharan Region, Environmental Technologies


Mr. Yenner Karto

Senior Vice President, Head of Int’l Banking & FX

First National Bank


Expertise: International Banking & Trade Finance, Sales and Business Development, Financial Risk Management

Dr. Wei-Shin Lai

Chief Executive Officer

Acoustic Sheep


Expertise: International Sales and Business Development

Mr. Joshua Miller

Assistant Vice President & Economic Development Officer

Somerset Trust Company


Expertise:  International Business Development, Logistics, Export Documentation and Compliance, Payment Methods and Trade Finance, Economic Development

Ms. Rose Morris

Founder/President

Abram’s Nation


Expertise: Entrepreneurship, International Business Development, Product Development & Manufacturing, Nonprofit Formation

Ms. Rachel Mauer

President

German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh


Expertise: Linguistics & Culture, International Government Systems, Germany, Apprenticeships

Ms. Lisa Pitell

President

Pitell Consulting


Expertise: International Legal Compliance, U.S. Export Controls (Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) & National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA))

Dr. Josephine Olson

Professor of Business Administration Katz Excellence in Service Fellow

University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business College of Business Administration


Expertise: International Economics & Managerial Economics, International Business Flows

Ms. Mary Richter

Shareholder

Schneider Downs & Company Inc.


Expertise: International Tax Planning & Accounting, Multinational Manufacturing Accounting, Cross-border Transaction Planning, Transfer Pricing

Mr. Gerard Pompa

Senior Vice President/Division Manager, CSD

Compunetix, Inc.


Expertise: Information, Communications & Technology, International Business Development

Mr. Eric Sauereisen

President

Sauereisen Inc.


Expertise: Small Business Operation & Management, International Business Development & Sales

Mr. Charles W. Watson

President

R.L. Swearer Company, Inc.


Expertise: Small Business Management & Operations, International Shipping & Logistics, Customs Procedures & Documentation, International Product Classification

Dr. Richard Somiari

President & Chief Scientific Officer

ITSI BioSciences, LLC


Expertise: Small Business Management & Operations, International Business Development, Bioscience-  Particularly DNA & Forensics, ISO Certification

Mr. Nick Zosky

Sr Trade Compliance Specialist

Evoqua Water Technologies, LLC


Expertise: International Business, International Logistics, Import and Export Compliance, Trade Compliance Program Development