Leadership

2020 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

Officers:

President: Larry Bajmakovich, BDG International, Elgin

Senior Vice President: Paul S. Anderson, The Anderson Law Firm, LLC, Lincolnshire

Vice President: Zachary Person, Borderless Business Solutions, Chicago

Secretary: Brian Butler, IL SBDC International Trade Center, Joseph Business School, Forest Park

Treasurer: Paul Warfield, International Banking Advisor, Chicago

Directors:

Lisa Cherivtch, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines

David G. Forgue, Barnes, Richardson & Colburn, Chicago

Fred Hilgart, UPS, Chicago

Scott Kotvis, Daubert Cromwell, LLC, Alsip

Bill McNamara, Illinois SBDC International Trade Ctr, Women’s Business Develop. Ctr, Chicago

Kirk Samson, Samson Atlantic LLC, Chicago

Chris Sedgwick, Illinois Office of Trade & Investment, Chicago

John Stoesser, IDEAL Agriculture & Marine Insurance, Elkhorn, WI

Jennet Qian Succari, Global Business Partners, LLC, Chicago

Ursula Wegrzynowicz, Emelev, LLC, Park Ridge

Immediate Past President:

Dean Ennes, Ennes International, Westchester

Liaison Directors:

Lisa Victoria Waller, Chicago Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association

Ginta Rubin, Chicago International Trade Commissioners’ Association (CITCA)

Margo Markopoulos, Illinois Office of Trade & Investment

David B. Kouidri, Swiss-American Business Council

Kurt A. Wagner, Law Offices of Kurt A. Wagner, Villach-Drobollach, Austria

Executive Director: Richard Paullin