DEC Members

California Inland Empire DEC Members
each have special expertise in international trade, and are dedicated to helping businesses in our state develop global sales.

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Each name below connects to a Linked-In biography, if available.

Keith M. Alexis
CEO
International Communications Corporation
Website: www.iccnetworking.com
Global Expertise: Telecommunications/Qualifying International Buyers

Elizabeth (Lisa) Anderson
President
LMA Consulting Group Inc.
Website: www.lma-consultinggroup.com/
Global Expertise: Supply chain strategies

Freddi Bi
President/CEO
Discover Inland Empire
Website: www.DiscoverIE.com
Global Expertise: Travel and tourism/ international marketing/Asia Pacific

Michael P. Burrows
Executive Director
SBD International Airport. Inland Valley Development Agency, SBIAA, Inc.
Websites: www.sbdairport.com,  www.ivdajpa.org,  www.sbiaa.org
Global Expertise: Airport management/logistics/trade policy

Jales A. De Mello
President
Aleph Group Inc.
Website: www.alephgroupinc.com
Global Expertise: Manufacturing/Export sales negotiations

Shirley P. Dewi
Senior Vice President, QA and Client Services
IAPMO R&T
Website: www.iapmo.org
Global Expertise: Global regulatory compliance

Mirna Elnar
Chief Executive Officer
Acura Spa Systems Inc. & Regal Spas Inc.
Websites: www.regalspas.com & www.acuraspa.com
Global Expertise: Manufacturing/Middle East

James Fountain
President
Black Mountain
Website: www.blackmountain.training
Global Expertise: Safety/Security

Elizabeth M. Glynn
Advisor, Export Strategy & Operations
EMG Global Business Solutions
Website: https://www.exportingstrategies.com
Global Expertise: Maquiladoras; export strategy & operations

Timothy P. Goulet
General Manager
Ross Aviation
Website: www.rossaviation.com
Global Expertise: Aerospace

Herb Grabell
Senior Vice President
Kidder Mathews
Website: www.kiddermathews.com
Global Expertise: Logistics

David Graham
General Manager
Unical 145
Website: www.unical.com
Global Expertise: Aerospace/Logistics

Nick Grooters
Director of International Sales (CIEDEC Chair)
Pacer Technology – Super Glue Corporation
Website: www.supergluecorp.com
Global Expertise: Europe/export readiness counselling

Tamra Johnson
Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment
University of California, Riverside – School of Business
Website: www.ucr.edu
Global Expertise: Education/Asia

Kusum Kavia
President
Combustion Associates, Inc. (CAI)
Website: www.cai3.com
Global Expertise: Energy/Manufacturing/Export Readiness/International Finance/Africa

Lakshman Koka
CEO
SJ Medical Group
Website: http://sjmedicalgroups.com/
Global Expertise: Non-profit management/start-up operations

Fred Latuperissa
President and CEO
ExIm 20/20 Group, LLC
Website: www.exim2020.com
Global Expertise: Europe
/Asia/Aviation/Global business development/FDI

John D. Mannerino, J. D.
Attorney
The Law Office of John D. Mannerino
Website: n.a.
Global Expertise: General Legal/Wine exports

Edward Ornelas Jr.
President & CEO
Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce
Website: www.iechamber.org
Global Expertise: PR & marketing

M. Sharon Rogone
CEO
Small Beginning, Inc
Website: https://www.small-beginnings.com
Global Expertise: Medical/Standards/Product Registration

Eduard Roytberg
Director (CIEDEC Executive Secretary)
U.S. Commercial Service – Inland Empire
Website: www.trade.gov/california-ontario
Global Expertise: Export assistance

Michael Samuel
President
Nobel Systems, Inc.
Website: www.nobel-systems.com
Global Expertise: Asia/technology

Melisa N. Sanchez
Chief Compliance Officer
Phenix Technology, Inc.
Website: www.phenixfirehelmets.com
Global Expertise: Latin America/Manufacturing/Export Controls

Roger W. Schultz, Ph. D
Superintendent/ President
Mt. San Jacinto College
Website: www.msjc.edu
Global Expertise: Education

Daniel Ken Sieu
Chairman
William Stephanie Foundation
Website: williamstephaniefoundation.org
Global Expertise: Minority enterprise development

Paul T. Slama
Director of Tribal Affairs
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
Website: www.Fantasyspringsresort.com
Global Expertise: Travel and tourism

Bob Spence
President (CIEDEC Vice Chair)
Inter Asia Pacific
Website: www.iap-us.com
Global Expertise: SE Asia and China


Eddy A. Sumar, MBA, CCE, CICE
President

ERS Consulting Services
Website: www.eddysumar.com
Global Expertise: Global education initiatives

Lori VanArsdale
Secretary-Treasurer
Soboba Economic Development Corporation (Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians)
Website:
https://www.soboba-nsn.gov/sedc
Global Expertise: Middle East

Jeffrey A. Williamson
Director
California State Trade Expansion
Website: www.californiaexport.org
Global Expertise: eCommerce/international market development