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July 17, 2014

WIIT Names New Leadership

President and seven other officers appointed for 2014-15 term  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) today announced new leadership officers for the 2014-15 term. WIIT’s newly appointed president is Nancy S. Travis, vice president, international compliance and governance at AdvaMed (the Advanced Medical Technology Association).

WIIT is the premier nonpartisan professional organization in Washington, D.C., for individuals – particularly women – who share an interest and expertise in the field of international trade.

In addition to Travis, WIIT officers appointed for a one-year term include:

  • President-Elect Stefanie Holland, director, international policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce;
  • Treasurer Bobbi Daghir, senior import policy analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce;
  • Secretary Peggy Clarke, principal, Law Offices of Peggy A. Clarke;
  • VP of Programming Rowan Morris Dougherty, attorney, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP;
  • VP of Professional Development Dana Watts, associate at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP;
  • VP of Communications Jennifer Meek, international trade compliance analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce; and
  • VP of Sponsorship/Fundraising Catherine Robinson, director, international government affairs, Amgen, Inc.

President Travis has been an active member of WIIT since 2005 and previously served on WIIT’s Board of Directors and as vice president of professional development, working to create programs to promote mentoring and to enhance members’ use of social networking tools to develop a professional brand and advance their careers. Travis will continue in her role at AdvaMed, where she works to maintain a predictable legal environment for medical technology innovators and companies around the world.

“It is a great honor to be chosen to represent and lead WIIT, a vital organization of professionals dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the importance of international commerce and advancing the professional growth of its members in the field,” said Travis. “The potential power of this network is great, and one of my goals is to enable all members to benefit from the wisdom and expertise of this impressive group of women.”

WIIT also announced new members of its Board of Directors, elected for a two-year term, including:

  • Carolina Costa, director at McLarty Associates;
  • Jamie Ferman, senior international trade specialist in the Office of Textiles and Consumer Goods, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce;
  • Orisia Gammell, associate at Thompson Coburn LLP;
  • Ambassador Mabel Gomez-Oliver, deputy chief of mission in the Embassy of Mexico;
  • Rebecca Gudicello, senior international economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce;
  • Kathryn Kobe, director of price, cost and productivity analysis at Economic Consulting Services LLC;
  • Evelyn Suarez, international trade lawyer; and
  • Nancy Travis, vice president, international compliance and governance at AdvaMed (the Advanced Medical Technology Association).

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The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is the premier nonpartisan professional organization in Washington, DC, for individuals – particularly women – who share an interest and expertise in the field of international trade. In addition to its first-rate programming, WIIT is recognized for its range of professional development initiatives.

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