Mr. Anderson served for 8 years in the U.S. Navy supervising preventive & corrective maintenance of engineering plants; air conditioning, refrigeration, hydraulics, fuel, water, distilling, boilers and related equipment. He has worked in the industrial technology field for over 30 years. He has been an instructor with Clayton State since 2000. He has many certifications including the Georgia Board of Construction Industry's Conditioned Air Non-Restricted license, diplomas for Conditioned Air Technology and Advanced Commercial Refrigeration, and Stationary Engineer.
Vince Bailey is a 28 year media veteran who began his career as a United Way volunteer reader for the blind in his hometown of Gary, Indiana. After serving as Program Director for TCI Cablevision of Gary, Vince and his family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. There he perfected his craft working in various capacities including: News Photographer / Editor at CBS Channel 11, Morning Radio Personality at Power 92 FM, Cable Television Coordinator for the City of Little Rock, Production Supervisor for Comcast Cable, Commercial Manager for WB 42 and Media Manager for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
For the past fifteen years he has operated Vince Bailey Productions, a full service audio video production and consulting company based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Past clients include the USDA National Forest Service, US Department of Commerce, The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, UnitedHealthcare, SCLC, State Farm, Lowe's, Wells Fargo, and Job Corps Centers around the country. He is an announcer for professional sporting events and media broadcasts including the Atlanta Dream (WNBA Basketball team), pro boxing, professional Ballroom Dancing, audiobooks, voicemail systems, and continues to provide voice talent for commercial clients nationwide.
Vince has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in television and radio but his greatest achievement is the training and mentoring he has provided for many young media professionals. He has served on many boards and committees related to youth and personal development including: Chairman of the Atlanta Job Corps Community Advisory Council, Atlanta Business League Board of Directors, Chair of the Georgia Black United Fund, Youth Council Chair and Vice Chair of the Fulton County Workforce Investment Board, and member of the Fulton County Schools Career and Technical Education Advisory Council.
Tamela Banner has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Her background includes clinical medical assisting, administrative medical assisting, medical billing, and phlebotomy. She has been teaching allied health courses for over 7 years. Her passion for teaching has led her to finish her BS of Education. In her spare time Tamela enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children, as well as shopping.
CYNTHIA BRUEN, CLC, FREIGHT BROKER, TRAINER Cynthia Bruen is the Co-founder and owner of Lewis & Lewis Freight Brokerage Firm, LLC, NovaCorp Freight Dispatching Service, EASE Property Coaching and National Logistics Network. She has over 11yrs of combined experience. Her business and training facility is located in McDonough GA. She is also an independent Agent for Landstar. Cynthia is a native of Chicago Illinois but later moved to Madison, WI. Cynthia moved to Georgia to further her career where she became professionally known for her 6 P's. Her passion is logistics, and her mission is to build, empower, and train those with the desire to advance in their professional and personal life as well as career coaching. Cynthia attended MATC, Madison Area Technical College where she studied Communications. She received her Freight Broker's License from FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington DC. She also earned her CLC, Professional Certified Life Coach Certificate from, Georgia Certified Coach Academy.
All of my formal training was received on the job at Upholstery Styles by Liz. This was a family owned business from the late 1979s until 2011. I received my training from Elizabeth Davis, my mother, the first African American woman in the southeast to own and operate her own upholstery shop.
Learning how to operate sewing machines to refinishing furniture were just a few of the tasks that required for upholstery,
Over the years I have worked on my gift through various DIY projects and sold many pieces online and other various locations.
Cecelia Cromartie is a RMA with over 17 years of experience. Her background includes working as a Medical Assistant Instructor at Everest Institute where she was named Teacher of the Year after one year of teaching. She has worked in various environments including OB/GYN, Cardiac, and Internal Medicine. Additionally, she is currently working as an Independent Contractor doing Wellness Coaching and Paramedical Exams. Cecelia is truly dedicated to helping students to achieve their goals.
Amanda Daniels has over 16 years of pharmacy technician experience working in various environments - retail, institutional, and mail order pharmacies. Her accomplishments include: precepting new and existing staff members and enhancement of pharmacy technician training program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Egleston and Scottish Rite campuses). She has developed comprehensive training sessions for employees in the areas of compounding sterile and hazardous medication preparations.
Her strengths include: policy and procedure review, customer service, training skill assessments, precepting adults, and organizational skills. Additionally, she is currently teaching Pharmacy Technician Certification Program class at Clayton State University Continuing Education.
She currently holds certification of Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT) from National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and is a member NPTA (National Pharmacy Technician Association).
Katina has worked in pharmaceutical services for 16 years. Responsibilities include training pharmacy technicians to assist the pharmacist in the packaging and distribution of prescription medications, inventory control, compounding, customer service, staff scheduling, and conducting interviews. She obtained certification as a pharmacy technician through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Additionally, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Clayton State University and is a Registered Nurse. Katina enjoys playing a role in helping individuals to achieve an optimal level of health and wellness.
Melissa Furman currently serves as the Assistant Dean at the James M. Hull College of Business at Augusta University in Augusta, GA and assists with the strategic implementation of university and college goals.
Melissa has a passion for helping individuals with career, professional, and leadership development and helping organizations maximize their employees' success. Melissa's research and training expertise include: generational diversity, diversity in the workplace, career development, women's leadership, and technical professionals transitioning into management roles. She serves as a visiting faculty member for multiple leadership development programs and has facilitated workshops for small to large audiences in corporate, non-profit, and government organizations.
Prior to becoming a faculty member and Assistant Dean, Melissa served in multiple roles within university career centers at Augusta University, Johns Hopkins University, The University of Georgia, and Emory University.
Melissa obtained her Doctorate of Business degree and Masters of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA.
Melissa was recently awarded "Faculty Member of the Year" by the AU Student Government Association, designated as a "Top 10 in 10 Young Professional to Watch" by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, and nominated for Georgia Trend Magazine's "Top 40 under 40".
Jea, has been in the import and export field for 30 year, establishing manufacturing sites all over the world as VP of Manufacturing and Engineering for a $250 million dollar apparel company.
Along with this experience as an importer and exporter, Jea has her 6-sigma Master Black Belt, Brokers License and is a certified import and export specialist.
"The Office Group" was established this year, in McDonough, as a business incubator so businesses had a place to meet and get training. "Trade Law Training", was also established this year, as the need became clear for sharing this knowledge of how to work your way through this complex set of rules while still helping your companies become more profitable. Trained employees are the key. It helps the employee see the critical link they are in the supply chain and how to keep those links strong going forward while showing the employee how valuable they are in this shifting market. Six Sigma is a critical part of this training, Green Belt or Black Belt, the key is to be a more productive player with the ability to impact your corporate environment.
Jea is President of McDonough Arts and very active in the community.
Louis N Hampton has a combination of 20 plus years of combined information technology, Program and project management experience. Louis is a former Sr. Director, Program Management with Convergys Corporation, Broadband Solutions Group. Following his career at Convergys, Lou has served as the Operations Manager of Project Management with a State of Georgia Agency (the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA)), Sr. Project Manager with Delta Airlines, Sr. Project Manager with CDC (through contract with SRA International) and currently with the State of Georgia as a Program Manager with Georgia Technology Authority (GTA). Lou has successfully managed a number of software, and infrastructure technology projects and embraces the knowledge that the PMI PMBOK has contributed to this success.
Louis is a continuous adult learner. He is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He also holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.
Carmen is currently an Assistant Professor at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. She has been a nurse for over 25 years and a nurse educator for 15 years. She earned an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) in 1993 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 1994 from Miami University in Hamilton, Ohio. After practicing several years as a registered nurse in geriatric, medical-surgical, and obstetrical nursing, she earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from the University of Cincinnati and became certified as a Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation in 1999. As a Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner, she has been dedicated to providing comprehensive care to underserved women. In 2016, she was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in nursing from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Her dissertation research study was titled, Evaluating the Outcomes of a Concept-Based Curriculum in an Associate Degree Nursing Program. Dr. Harrison is a published author, which includes serving as a contributing editor for Innovations in Nursing Education: Building the Future of Nursing. She serves as a dissertation research committee member for several students completing a doctorate program. Her own research interests include assessing innovative curricular models, diversity in nursing education, the menopausal experience, and pregnancy outcomes. She has delivered numerous presentations for local, regional, and national nursing education conferences. Dr. Harrison is regarded as a leader among the nursing profession, as she was honored as a national Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar. She is a member of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, National League for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Sarah Pitts Holmes is the Executive Administrator for an OB/GYN practice and Clinical Research Facility. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Southern Wesleyan University in 1983. Having twenty eight years of experience as a practice administrator has allowed her to manage her practice effectively as well as assist her physician. She strives to keep the practice on the cutting edge of medical technology and clinical research.
Sarah has achieved many accomplishments in her career as an administrator. She was conferred with the title of Certified Medical Manager, Healthcare Compliance Officer, Certified Practice Manager, HIPPA Compliance Specialist, and Certified Coding Specialist. Sarah has been honored twice as Medical Manager of the year and selected as a member of Who's Who of Professional Business Women and Who's Who Historical Society of Professionals. She sits on the National Advisory Board of (PAHCOM) Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management and is the current president of the Atlanta Chapter.
Sarah has been on the Continuing Education faculty at Clayton State University for five years where she teaches the Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program.
With a Bachelors degree in Information Technology, Omari has broadened his knowledge of computers through his passion for lifelong learning. He has a strong desire to help others also learn and keep up with the new trends in programming and web development. His goal is to unlock the potential that they have within them by motiviating and encouraging them in the classroom.
Kristen is the Director of Global Trade Compliance for Acuity Brands Inc. in Conyers, GA. Kristen has over 25 years of experience managing global trade compliance and global logistics at very large multinational companies and implementing trade compliance system to improve efficiencies through implementation of effective controls.
Professional and Industry Experience
Kristen is responsible for implementing trade compliance practices for import and export controls. She has partnered with FBI and BIS for identifying Restricted Parties. She has extensive knowledge in U.S. and global imports and export regulations, particularly in the areas of HTS Classification, ITAR, CCL, Restricted Parties, IMMEX and system implementation to better align company processes with global complaince, compliance assessments, cross-functional opportunity identification, and supply chain cost savings strategies. Kristen owned her own consulting business for 13 years assisting many companies both large and small with Trade Compliance operations focused in communications, electronics, chemicals and textiles industries.
How to use internet tools to identify possible restricted party and diversion issues as well as using in house personnel to assist overseas.
How to integrate Global Logistics knowledge with Trade Compliance Functions
Training within organizational staff as it relates to Trade Compliance
Implementation of Global HTS Classification and Import Entry Verification
Maquiladora/IMMEX compliance an inventory reconciliation in Mexico for IMMEx Compliance
Free Trade Agreement implementation, training and analysis
ITAR, DOC, Deemed Exports, and Foreign National identification, classification and licensing
Implementation of various Global Trade Management (GTM) systems
Implementation of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ)
Past instructor for Customs Broker Exam
Advised U.S. and non-U.S. companies on the development and enhancement of export compliance procedures related to defense articles and dual-use products and conducted U.S. export control training
Conducted compliance assessments as part of acquisition due-diligence reviews and how to on board an aquisition
Before joining Acuity, Kristen worked for Molex, Inc. overseeing the implementation of import/export and ITAR compliance throughout the Americas regions. She was also the Global Trade Compliance, ITAR and Global Logistics Manager at Richardson Electronics and Sector Import Compliance Manager at Motorola.
She also speaks at many Trade Compliance Industry Meetings and Seminars.
Bill Lins has over twenty-five years of experience in the employment profession.
He has consulted over 100,000 job seekers from recent graduates to vice presidents and CEO's in virtually every profession in the country and abroad. He has consulted a plethora of corporations on retention strategies, interviewing techniques, and other employment solutions.
Bill is a partner with Personalized Management Associates, Inc., one of the largest search firm of its kind in the country specializing in management placement. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), the highest certification in the employment profession and a designation that less than 2% nationally hold. He has appeared both locally and nationally on radio and all four major television networks concerning employment practices, laws, and trends. He has assisted several economic leaders including Donald Ratajczak, Michael Thurmond (current GA Commissioner of Labor), David Poythress (former Commissioner) and Mark Butler.
His proven 10 step employment system has successfully assisted of 1/3 million job seekers. He now brings this expertise to the internet through Jobs 4 All Now and Jobs 4 Grads Now by taking the guesswork out of finding a job through an "edutaining" experience (both educational and entertaining).
Bill has served with the Indiana Association of Personnel consultants, the Pennsylvania Association of Personnel Consultants, and for several years with the Georgia Association of Personnel Services. Most of them involved heading the Ethics Committee as chairman for the state of Georgia. Bill regularly has assisted the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper on a regular basis on questions regarding employment laws and practices. Bill has also served as an employment advisor, by the request of the Mayor of Atlanta, on the 21st Century Workforce Development Committee.
Bill created the largest non-profit job fair in the country joining both business and government in employing inner city youth with over 300 hired in less than three hours!
He has also served as chairman on the board of directors for the Interactive Learning Systems School in Atlanta as well as an instructor at Kennesaw State University and the University of Georgia. The U.S. and GA. Departments of Labor have regularly sought his advice on solutions to the challenging employment marketplace in our country.
Kendra Matthews has over 20 years of human resource, organizational development and management experience working in various environments, such as Fortune 500, retail, restaurant, real estate, government, federal contractor, as well as working with non-profits and start-ups. Her accomplishments include: developing Employee Handbooks, policies and procedures, conducting OD analyses for state agencies and non-profits, compliance with various employment laws from a federal and multi-state perspective. She has also developed training sessions for employees as well as executive leadership, such as diversity, leadership and management.
Her strengths include: strategic planning and management, policy and procedure development, customer service, workforce planning, and organizational development. Additionally, she is currently teaching Human Resources, Management, and Leadership
classes at Clayton State University Continuing Education.
She currently holds the certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2001.
Demetra Morgan, SPHR, has over 15 years of human resource experience, working in both the private and public sector, in industries such as manufacturing (union and non-union), sales, legal, fast food franchises, restaurants, higher education and State government. She has an affinity for organizational development and strategic planning, particularly with non-profits and community-based organizations. Her accomplishments include developing employee onboarding and orientation programs, policy manuals, standard operating procedures, employee handbooks, recruitment and retention strategies, professional development and training programs, job descriptions, performance appraisals, total compensation and benefits.
Her strengths include risk management, organizational planning, customer service, employment law, workforce development and training, employee and labor relations. She is well versed in strategic, operational and administrative HR functions, as she performs all three on a daily basis.
In 2011, she earned the certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), after completing continuing education courses at Clayton State University.
EventEssentials' Principal Event Planner and owner is Qualena Odom-Royes, CSEP, CMP. Ms. Odom-Royes has over 16 years of experience in event and meeting planning. Accredited from The University of Georgia in Conference Planning and Meeting Management, she also holds the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designations. Prior to opening her own event planning business, her background was in event management and marketing - most recently at MCI Telecommunications/WorldCom, handling corporate sponsorships and business to business advertising, and MTV Networks (MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1).
Recognizing her talent for detailed organization and the need for a company that could plan meetings and events from start to finish with an emphasis on return on investment for the meeting organizer, Ms. Odom-Royes opened EventEssentials nine years ago. Since that time, the award-winning company has provided planning and facilitation services to organizations in a variety of different industries. The meetings and events have ranged from high-end executive gatherings for 12 people to large-scale business conferences for over 7,000. EventEssentials' past and current clients include Cox Communications, The Coca-Cola Company Georgia Supplier Minority Development Council (GMSDC), Piedmont Hospital, Manheim, Scholastic and Taste of Atlanta. EventEssentials is a certified minority business enterprise and was named the 2011 Class 1 Supplier of the Year for GMSDC.
A fervent advocate also of teaching, Ms. Odom-Royes developed the coursework and has taught the continuing education course (Event Planning Certificate) at Clayton State University for the past seven years. Ms. Odom-Royes' positions on the Executive Board of Directors of ISES (International Special Events Society), Lambda Epsilon Omega Foundation, Plan Your Meetings Magazine and Fernbank's ARTEMIS have required analytical and technical skills; people management and liaison; meticulous record keeping and accountability. Her capabilities and dedication have earned her tremendous respect; and her general friendly demeanor has expanded her network of business contacts exponentially.
Florena in her current role serves as Vice President of Operations/ Chief of Staff for the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC). In this position, Florena is responsible for the day to day operation of the council as well as the programs and activities designed to support the over seven hundred (700) ethnic minority business enterprises that are constituents and the more than one hundred and eighty (180) corporate members of GMSDC. Her involvement ranges from oversight of curriculum development for the GMSDC academy to advisor to the seven industry groups developed to address industry specific opportunities and issues. Florena has been with GMSDC for nine years. During that time she has held the following roles, Certification Manager, MBE Services Manager and Operations Manager.
Prior to joining GMSDC, Florena held the position of Senior Training Manager at BellSouth-Consumer Services. Her responsibilities as Senior Training Manager included:
Managing new product and processes training for over 6000 contact personnel
Managing Multiple Training Project budgets in excess of 2 Million eachConducting analysis to determine training need
Managing training delivery for call center vendors
Managing the development and delivery of monthly online training to consumer service centers in nine state regions.
Monitoring the effectiveness of training and ROI
Responsible for sales and service training as foundation for achieving corporate initiatives
Launching the following BellSouth Campaigns
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Florena has always had the entrepreneurial bug and as such is a member of the Oliver Price Group, LLC In 2016, The Oliver Price Group held its first business conference, "Do Business" in Downtown Atlanta with over 100 attendees.
As an active member of New Covenant Christian Ministries, Florena serves in the Business ministry and she also serves on board of the DeKalb School of the Arts foundation. In June of 2017, Florena completed the Arts Leaders of Atlanta six month class hosted by the Atlanta Regional Council.
With all of these accomplishments the one that she is most proud of is her daughter, Bria who is presently a graduate student at Brandeis University majoring in Public Policy.
Mr. Perry is currently a safety engineering inspector for Georgia Department of Labor and has been since July 2007. Prior to that he worked as a stationary engineer for the Ford Motor Company for 29 years before retiring. He has been a part time instructor of Power Plant Technology since the fall of 1993. He is also an Examining Engineer and a member of the Georgia State Association of Power Engineers.
With over 25 years of experience managing complex Projects and Programs, Kevin Postich brings a wealth of knowledge into the classroom. Currently Kevin is a practicing Sr. Project Manager with Fiserv Corporation in Norcross, GA. There he leads projects employing best practices as outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to ensure success in all areas, as measured by project sponsors and stakeholders. Kevin enjoys bringing difficult concepts into easy-to-understand, everyday language so those students choosing this great career path will not only continue as a project manager but thrive as a project manager!
Ophelia M. Rivera joined the CSU Continuing Education Program faculty in 2006 after 18 years of service with the Clayton County Public Schools. With the support of the program coordinators, she developed the curriculum for the Total Spanish Courses.
She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a BA in Education, and has a Master of Science in Education from Walden University in Minneapolis. Her educational and professional interests lie in the implementation of advanced literacy methods targeting English and Spanish language learners.
Outside of academia, Ophelia loves music and the arts, performing occasionally with a three-piece band around town. She brings the elements of her personal talents to the classroom, where they are used to reinforce skills and share social and cultural insights.
Her goal is to make listening and speaking in the target language a dynamic and enjoyable experience. She promotes her students to enjoy the journey of learning a second language!
Kalika S. Wade is a photographer, sound designer, and musician based in Atlanta GA. She graduated from the school of Film and Digital Media, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sound Design, Audio Engineering from the acclaimed Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
When she studied at SCAD, she took courses in film production and grew even fonder of still photography. She started a small business, KW2Studios, a full service photography and graphic design studio with her husband, SCAD alumni and US Army Captain Doniel Wade.
Unlike many photographers, Kalika is equally passionate about business as she is in her art. She has also earned a Master of Business Administration from Ashford University, Clinton, IA.
She has an extensive background in Set Photography, Sound Design, music composition, and post-production, including experience in assembling and editing sound elements for film, video, animation and commercial production.
Over the years, she has executed quality photography for some of the most elite clients, including many celebrities. In addition, her photography work has been featured on celebrity media feeds, magazine publications, and on Atlanta's HotspotATL (hot107.9) website for providing quality photography services for American Hip Hop Recording Artist, T.I and Dekalb County Commissioner Stan Watson.
She has provided still photography on various TV sets, including WeTv's Growing up Hip Hop private screening, Academy Award winner, Mo'nique's independent movie screening of Blackbird, and the set of WeTv's David Tutera and Porsha Williams' Naked clothing line launch.
Today, Kalika continues to focus on her passion for photography and business, and enjoys educating others.
Angela Worrell is the owner/operator of a home based Sewing & Alteration business located in McDonough, GA. and sewing instructor. Angela has over 40 years of sewing experience, she specializes in bridal wear and alterations. Her garments have been worn by ministers, models and blushing brides alike. They have been featured in pageants, school bands, weddings, fashion shows and many other special occasions. She is well known for her ability to "work miracles" with projects that seem impossible and for her prompt pleasant service to her clients. In fact, she strives to make every sewing project or sewing lesson a pleasant and unique experience for each individual.
Angela is a native of Asheville, North Carolina where there was great emphasis in arts and crafts. She immersed herself in a host of courses and activities in the genre as a child and began developing the gift and passion for sewing at the early age of seven.
George is a Principal with KPMG LLP's U.S. Trade and Customs Practice based in the firm's Atlanta office and KPMG's Trade and Customs Southeast Regional Leader. George has over 18 years of experience managing trade compliance and identifying savings and efficiencies through implementation of effective controls.
Professional and Industry Experience
George is responsible for assisting a broad range of U.S. multi-national and foreign-owned clients primarily in electronics and communications, aviation, mining, defense, automotive and retail. George has extensive knowledge in U.S. and global imports and export regulations, particularly in the areas of duty recovery, trade process development, systems implementations, compliance assessments, cross-functional opportunity identification, and supply chain cost savings strategies.
Assisted companies to conduct trade assessments and benchmark against leading industry practices
Advised U.S. and non-U.S. companies on the development and enhancement of trade compliance organizational structures, processes, and systems
Advised companies on the documentation of customs and export processes under the Import Self-Assessment (ISA) Program
Assisted companies to implement Global Trade Management (GTM) systems
Successfully assisted companies with anti-dumping administrative reviews
Assisted companies to implement Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ)
Successfully assisted companies to obtain refunds via customs protests on the classification of complex products
Successfully assisted companies to implement automated Free Trade Agreement (FTA) programs and efficiently realize customs duty savings
Advised clients on the establishment of duty drawback programs
Advised U.S. and non-U.S. companies on the development and enhancement of export compliance procedures related to defense articles and dual-use products and conducted U.S. export control training
Conducted compliance assessments as part of acquisition due-diligence reviews
Operationalized OFAC general licenses for sanctioned and embargoed countries
Successfully assisted companies on the classification of complex products under the CCL and USML
Advised companies on export licensing and license exceptions and exemptions
Before joining KPMG, he worked at a leading international trading company where he oversaw import and export operations in both North and Latin America. George has also worked on large import accounts for a foremost customs broker and possesses practical experience in customs entry clearance and broker management. George also has substantial trade policy experience and has worked as an associate for the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Presenter at the Tax Executive Institute Region VIII Annual Conference: Practical VAT and Trade and Customs Considerations for Cross-border Transactions
Co-author of Enhancing Compliance through Customs and Tax Coordination, an article in The Tax Executive, The Professional Journal of Tax Executives Institute, Inc.
Co-author of Effectively Managing Global Trade: A Rising Priority, a white paper on the challenges facing global trade professionals
Presenter at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville's Supply Chain Strategy & Management Forum
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