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WTC International Business Committee

The International Business Committee hosts speakers and reviews and recommends policy positions to strengthen the development of international trade, investment, and related services in Louisiana. The committee actively takes steps to ensure that the business environment in Louisiana is attractive and profitable for potential international investors and organizations. Co-Chair: Larry Collins, Executive Director, Office of International Commerce, Louisiana Economic Development Co-Chair: Michael Olivier, CEO, Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. This Committee meets on a quarterly basis.
Mildred Congemi
1st Lake Properties, Public Relations Director
Chris Bonura
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad , Manager, Industrial Development
Cyrena Kurr
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, Sales Manager
Zeljko Franks
Associated Terminals LLC, Senior Vice President
Robert M. Landry
Port of New Orleans, Director, Marketing Division
Jessica Steverson
Louisiana Economic Development, International Project Manager
Aaron Bennett
Bennett Business Consulting , President & CEO
Paul Aucoin
Port of South Louisiana, Executive Director
Kevin Dolliole
New Orleans Aviation Board, Director of Aviation
Sean Duffy
Louisiana Maritime Association (LAMA), Executive Vice President
Roy Quezaire
Port of South Louisiana, Special Projects Officer
Harrison Frampton
IBERIABANK, Commercial Relationship Manager
Michael Olivier
Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc., Chief Executive Officer
Michael Olivier is the CEO of the Louisiana Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. since 2009 and a Certified Economic Development profess...
Karen Sepko
Red Bean Realty, MBA
Patricia Krebs
Celtic Marine Corporation , General Counsel
Ernesto Posadas
Copa Airlines , Sales Executive
Jonathan Lupo
Louisiana Economic Development
Patricia Denechaud
Crescent City Consultants, President
Mallory Robinson
Robinson Lumber Company , Marketing
Maria Manzella
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sales Manager
Karen Peterson
Dentons US LLP , Counsel
William Robinson
Robinson Lumber Company , President
Jennifer Wallace
Wells Fargo, Relationship Manager
Martin Schubert
European Interamerican Finance LLC, Chairman & CEO
Corey Faucheux
St. Charles Parish Dept. of Economic Development & Tourism, Director
Denise Washington
GNO, Inc., Executive Assistant
John Fay
Fay Nelson & Fay LLC, Partner
Kelly Fuller
Stolthaven New Orleans, LLC
Christopher Kane
Adams and Reese LLP, Attorney at Law
Jason Waguespack
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, Managing Director
John Hyatt
C H Powell Company, Vice President
Lee C. Reid
Adams and Reese LLP, Attorney at Law
Corrado Giacona
Giacona Container Company, Inc., President & CEO
David Kearney
The Kearney Companies, Inc., President
Nellie Smith
Hancock Whitney Bank, SVP, International Operations Manager
Nestor Navarro
Graham Farms, International Business Consultant
Charles Nelson
Waldemar S. Nelson and Company, President & Chairman
Tom Mabon
IBERIABANK, Sr. Relationship Manager and Director of International Banking
Dorothy Duval Nelson
Waldemar S. Nelson and Company
Jeremy Mipro
Wells Fargo, Vice President
Jerry Hingle
International Trade Associates, President & CEO
Ben Elder
West Industries, President
Kristina Bennett-Holmes
New Orleans Aviation Board, Deputy Director of Aviation-Commercial Development
John Lambert, Jr.
John T. Lambert, Jr., Associate Professor of International Business
Greetings: I am  a member of the faculty of The University of Southern Mississippi, where I serve as their Associate Professor of International Bu...
Philip Gordillio
Hancock Whitney Bank, SVP, Senior Group Manager Corporate Banking
Scott Goldin
Goldin Metals, Inc
Jesse Weisman
JW Transport
Jack Koban
Fugro USA Land, Inc., Project Manager/Business Development Manager
I am a licensed Engineer and Geologist in Louisiana serving as Project Manager and Business Development Manager for Fugro in Louisiana. I joined WT...
Zach Butterworth
Adams and Reese LLP, Special Counsel
Stephen Hanemann
Kean Miller LLP, Partner
Stephen Hanemann is a partner in Kean Miller’s New Orleans office. His practice focuses on a wide array of transportation-related subject matters...
Benjamin Brown
Synergy Simple
Cole Callihan
Adams and Reese LLP
Edward Warner
Kean Miller LLP
Jacqueline Brettner
Carver Darden
Armelle Honkou
PGS USA, LLC, Operations/Contract Manager
Edward Hayes
Leake & Andersson, Partner
Liza Looser
The Cirlot Agency, CEO
David Dodd
International Sustainable Resilience Center, Inc., President
Seasoned Economic Disaster Resilience/Recovery Professional.  Founded and manage a UN-affiliated non-profit, International Sustainable Resilience C...
Louis Giacona
Giacona Container Company, Inc.
Sean Delaune
Tommy's Seafood Inc., Owner
Thomas Spiers
Gulf South Eye Associates, CFO COO
Larry Collins
Louisiana Economic Development, Executive Director - International Commerce
Nicole Gaither
Creativa IP Law LLC, Managing Attorney/Owner
I am the Managing Attorney and Owner of Creativa IP Law LLC, a New Orleans-based boutique intellectual property law firm, focused on trademark and ...
Wendi Couvillion French
Wyndston Services, GIS & Business Consulting Services
Wendi Couvillion French has a  rich toolbox of analytical skills to develop operational dashboards tied to spatial logistics for strategic growth...
Denise Thevenot
Louisiana Tax Free Shopping, Executive Director
Mag Bickford
McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Matthew Jewell
Office of Congressman Steve Scalise
George Mahl
Mahl and Associates, Inc., President
Bianca Cruz-Bonilla
InterContinental Hotel , Director of Tourism & International Sales
Andrew Abrams
Andrew C. Abrams LLC
Andrew C. Abrams is a partner at O'Bryon & Schnabel, PLC bringing to the firm over a decade of experience in the areas of civil defense litigation,...
Deidre McGlinchey
McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Bridget Neal
Team Metric, President & CEO
Allison Falgout
M.I.R. International LLC
Bobby Brannon
Ochsner Health System, Executive Advisor
Sharon Perlis
Perlis & Associates, Partner
John A. Kazour
Petrotech, Inc., President
Ed Webb
LegisLink, LLC, Chief Executive Officer
Alejandra Guzman
New Orleans Business Alliance, Vice President, Program Development and Strategy
Meaghan McCormack
World Trade Center New Orleans, VP of Marketing & Communications
Caroline Castigliola
World Trade Center New Orleans, VP of Business Development
Victoria de Lisle
victoria de Lisle, Attorney - Partner
Victoria M. de Lisle was born in London, England and has dual nationalities.  Ms. de Lisle is a partner with Locke Lord LLP, a law firm with over 6...
Nestor J Navarro Jr
Navarro International Group, LLC., Managing Director
BIOGRAPHY: Born in Cuba, raised in Port Allen, Louisiana.                                  Graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a ...
Ed Webb
World Trade Center New Orleans, Chief Executive Officer
Gabriel Silva
Kean Miller LLP, Associate
Georgia Ainsworth
Kean Miller LLP, Associate
Devin Ricci
Kean Miller LLP, Partner / Registered Patent Attorney
Meaghan McCormack
St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, Executive Director
Meaghan McCormack
St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, Executive Director
Jason Smith
Daybrook Fisheries
Lacey Bordelon
JEDCO, Vice President & COO
Robert Melanson
Lafayette International Center, Director of International Trade and Development
Allison Dickerson
LAGCOE, Director of Ops & Industry Relations
Nyka Scott
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Counsel/Client Development Liaison
I am an attorney with Baker Donelson providing Disaster Recovery and Public Policy advise to clients.
Vinay Patel
Tulane University
Gabe Raggio
GlobeNet, Relationship Liaison
Currently, a Relationship Liaison with GlobeNet a successful Cyber Security and Technology Managed Service Provider based in New Orleans, servicing...