New Jersey District Export Council announces list of new members

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The New Jersey District Export Council recently unveiled its list of new members who contribute in so many ways to the success of the state’s export community. The newest additions bring great depth to the organization, with members representing a wide range of business sectors as well as broadening the gender, generational and cultural diversity of the group.

The NJDEC is a Newark-based private, nonprofit organization that brings together experienced international businesspeople who provide guidance and assistance in regarding international markets.

“Our members and their efforts are much appreciated. Without them we would not be able to offer the wide array of services, resources, connections, events, information and programs that our clients deserve, and require, as they broaden their footprint in the international marketplace,” Susan Widmer, director, U.S. Commercial Service, northern New Jersey, said.

Widmer, who wears an additional hat as executive secretary of the NJDEC, is joined by colleagues who include Brian Beams, Tricia McLain, Janice Barlow and Lauren Platz, as well as a team of volunteers led by Dawn Cecco, chair of the Executive Committee, and Michel Wouters, treasurer, and over 30 NJDEC members.

The NJDEC recently nominated members are as follows:

  • Kelly Brozyna, state director and CEO, New Jersey Small Business Development Centers;
  • David Capodanno, principal, CliftonLarsonAllen;
  • Peter Clement, senior vice president, international financing, Rosenthal & Rosenthal;
  • Kim Keating, director of customer success, ZAGO Manufacturing Co.;
  • Monica Lee, vice president, Route 66 International;
  • Kelly O’Malley, global director of sales & marketing, Medical Indicators;
  • Janet Ryan, owner, SpectraSpray Global;
  • Wendy Shen, CEO and president, NygalaCorp/FLOMO.