YTP – Young Trade Professionals
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Brigitte is Counsel, International Affairs at John Deere in Washington DC covering legal and trade policy related issues. Prior to joining Deere, she worked as international in-house counsel in a telecom insurance company, an IT company and law firms in Washington DC as well as in Italy. She is a George Washington University LL.M graduate and is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Mario R. Palacios is Director of Export and Import Policy for Intel Corporation, and is responsible for legislative, regulatory and administrative developments in areas ranging from export controls to customs and international trade. He supports this remit in numerous forums ranging from the Information Technology Industry Association to TechAmerica to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
As Project Coordinator for Global Trade Policy, Jose is part of the Trade Policy team in Abbott’s Government Affairs that manages critical trade issues. Jose brings 25-years of experience to this position, having served in the Philippine Foreign Service in various capacities prior to joining Abbott in 2012.
Libo is a District International Trade Officer at the U.S. Small Business Administration. He markets SBA international trade programs and services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and financial institutions around Washington, DC area. Along with providing one-on-one counseling to entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking advice about how to start or expand their enterprises globally, he also plans, organizes and participates in export outreach events in collaboration with numerous stakeholders including SBA resource partners, economic development organizations, other federal export promotion agencies and private sector partners.
A long-time WITA supporter, Kathryn is a recognized advocacy leader with experience spanning the manufacturing, services and high tech sectors. She played a key role in designing early efforts to initiate the launch of the US-EU TTIP negotiations. Kathryn is passionate about business-government relations.
Amanda works as Senior Advisor, Trade Policy for World Animal Protection. In this role she contributes to the coordination and formulation of World Animal Protection’s international trade policy activities with the U.S. Government, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and other international organizations and governments, and participates in negotiations involving environmental and animal protection under bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements.
Alberto is a professional forester and natural resources economist working as an International Trade Analyst at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He works on import injury investigations and trade and industry analyses. Before joining the USITC, his consulting firm, Seneca Creek Associates, worked with forest products companies on land management and international trade issues. His work has included widely-cited studies on competitive aspects of illegal logging and evaluating legality and sustainability of U.S. wood products in international trade.
J.J. Saulino is an attorney in the Washington, DC office of Crowell & Moring, where he is a member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution and International Trade practice groups. He advises U.S. and international firms on compliance with U.S. trade regulations and serves as counsel for clients in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations.
Edie worked on NAFTA and other trade issues. She helped WITA develop a successful 3-year strategic plan when she was a board member. She’s worked at the World Bank, the US Senate and in DC public affairs. Currently she is a partner in Social Media Attitudes LLC, specializing in helping organizations train employees and scale up their social media presence. She loves the WITA community for the “enduring, warm relationships I have with so many members– and where else could I go to a prom every year?”
Will is a Legislative Assistant for Nucor Corporation in their Federal Government Affairs Division in Washington, DC. In this role, Will has gained experience in public policy analysis, due diligence, strategic communications, legislative coverage, and business strategy. Prior to Nucor, Will studied public policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he concentrated in economics and business policy. Long term, Will strives to deepen his knowledge of the dynamic relationship