Advancing International Trade Award

The Advancing International trade Award recognizes the dedication and service of those who are advancing international trade in each state in the United States as well as Canada and Mexico. Award winners include programs and individuals who have contributed to the advancement of international trade.

Past Award Winners

2017

California
Lynn Stewart, MBA, CGBP

Georgia
University of Georgia SBDC, International Trade Center

Ohio
International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE)

Oregon
Eileen Sanchez

Pennsylvania
John Xu, CGBP

Wisconsin
Jen Pino-Gallagher

2016

Connecticut
Jacqueline Torcellini

Illinois
Conference of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers

Kentucky
State International Development Organizations, Inc. (SIDO)

Massachusetts
Brooke Fishback

Missouri
Ann Pardalos

Ohio
Mousa Kassis, CGBP

South Carolina
Mike Allocca, CGBP

Wisconsin
Stanley Pfrang

2015

Alabama
Alabama International Trade Center

Illinois
Mark Petrilli

Iowa
IEDA International Trade Office

Nebraska
Midwest International Trade Association

Wisconsin
Dianna Rowinski

2014

California
Port of Los Angeles

Colorado
Karen Gerwitz

Iowa
International Traders of Iowa

Michigan
Kendra Kuo

Texas
Robert McKinley

Washington D.C.
National Foreign Trade Council

Wisconsin
Pauline Klaffenboeck

2013

Colorado
World Trade Center Denver

Connecticut
Melissa Grosso

Iowa
Christine Schrage, CGBP

New Mexico
Jerry Pacheco

Texas
Gerald Schwebel

Wisconsin
Rob Gardenier

2012

California
Center for International Trade Development

Wisconsin
Peter Beitzel

2011

Ohio
Susan Whitney

Wisconsin
Thomas H. Bentley III

2010

Alabama
The Honorable Governor, Bob Riley

Texas
Karen Parker

Wisconsin
Mary Regel