Ray Bowman has been involved in the operational aspects of international trade and logistics for over 29 years. Currently, Mr. Bowman is the Director for the Ventura and Santa Barbara Small Business Development Center, which provides business consultation services to over 500 businesses per year at no cost. Mr. Bowman has held key management positions with some of the world’s largest freight and logistics companies and has been involved in consulting and teaching for over 14 years. Mr. Bowman also serves as Program Chair for the District Export Council of Southern California by Appointment of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Mr. Bowman conducts training courses for businesses through the Centers for International Trade Development (CITD), Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), The Alameda Corridor Jobs Training Coalition, Fashion Business Inc. and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. Bowman is also teaches courses in international logistics, trade finance, and import export for Santa Barbara City College and California Lutheran University. Ray Bowman is also the author of a book called Quick Start Guide, International Trade. Mr. Bowman is also a Certified Global Business Professional CGBP as well as a NASBITE Certified CGBP trainer. Mr. Bowman has also published a number of journal articles as well as been a key note speaker on the subject of international trade and logistics.