Oklahoma CGBP Certified Trainers

Rebekah Kidanemariam, CGBP

Financial Coordinator, Oklahoma State University International Trade Center SBDC

Rebekah Kidanemariam is currently a Financial Coordinator at the Oklahoma State University International Trade Center – SBDC (OSU ITC – SBDC). She has more than 10 years of professional experience in different capacities both in Ethiopia and in the United States. In her current position, she manages the financial activities of the center and assists small businesses with international market research, financial projections, international pricing strategies, trade finance & cultural aspects. She has extensive experience in developing and delivering international trade related training & programs. She also helped develop for credit CGBP course materials for OSU students and helped launch the first ever CGBP exam prep training program in Oklahoma. Prior to joining OSU, Rebekah worked for Hawassa University in Ethiopia as an Accountant, a University Bid Document Evaluator & Interim Department Head of Internal Revenue Finance. Rebekah earned her M.S. in international business & economic relations from OSU and B.A. degree in accounting from Haramaya University in Ethiopia. She is also a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP.).


Kevin Litz

CEO of Global Solutions, LLC

Kevin Litz is an international attorney, university professor, international business consultant, and CEO of Global Solutions, LLC. He is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, state and federal courts, and has practiced before international courts. Kevin teaches graduate-level university courses and corporate executive courses in International (Global) Business, International Finance, International Law, Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain and Business Law. He was been certified as an international business professional by both the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE), having been certified by the former as having a professional level of accomplishment and experience in the areas of International Marketing; International Trade Research; International Trade Finance; Global Supply Chain Management; International Market Entry Strategy; Legal Aspects of International Trade; Ethics in International Business; Cultural Aspects of International Business; the Internet, E-Commerce and Technologies in Support of International Trade and International Trade Management.  As a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Oklahoma District Export Council, he is a frequent lecturer regarding international trade and international trade compliance and he has provided international trade training in the U.S. and internationally.