Eric L. Hirschhorn, Under Secretary
U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security
President Barack Obama appointed Eric L. Hirschhorn to be an Under Secretary of Commerce, heading the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), on March 29, 2010, and was sworn in April 2, 2010. Mr. Hirschhorn
oversees the Commerce agency that advances U.S. national security, foreign
policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control
and treaty compliance system and by promoting U.S. strategic technology
Mr. Hirschhorn is the former Executive Secretary of the Industry Coalition on Technology Transfer (ICOTT), a group whose trade association and industry participants are affected by U.S. export control and embargo rules. He is the author of The Export Control and Embargo Handbook, whose third edition was published in early 2010 by Oxford University Press, and numerous articles on export controls, embargoes and related topics.
He also is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court. Mr. Hirschhorn received his B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and a J.D. degree from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
William McNeill, Sr. Research Analyst
William McNeill is a research analyst in the
Gartner supply chain group, formerly AMR Research. As a research
analyst, he is responsible for researching, analyzing, and writing on
business and software trends in service life cycle management, which
includes the broad topics of service discovery, service fulfillment and
service knowledge applications.
Within these three groups,
Mr. McNeill covers such technologies as
predictive support, remote service monitoring, field service, service
parts planning and optimization, MRO, enterprise asset management,
repair documentation, and warranty management. He also covers global
trade management and RFID in the supply chain, with a particular focus
on how RFID is used in the life sciences value chain. Mr. McNeill has
also written about the software market around Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Jocko Willink, Retired Navy Seal Officer
A highly decorated and experienced commander of the US Navy SEALs explores lessons of leadership forged in combat on the stressful battlefields of Iraq. The topics of critical decision-making, controlling a decentralized organization, clear communication, and bold, aggressive leadership correlate directly to anyone that is leading people in any environment.
Lieutenant Commander John "Jocko" Willink spent his entire adult life as a Navy SEAL. He started as an enlisted operator and advanced through the ranks, eventually being selected for commissioning as a SEAL Officer. Once commissioned, he completed multiple deployments overseas, leading troops on dynamic combat operations. During his final deployment, he led SEAL Team THREE's Task Unit Bruiser, where his SEALs played a key role in winning the violent battle for the city of Ar Ramadi, the insurgent-held capital of Iraq's contested Al Anbar province. Despite heavy casualties, the SEALs were able to eliminate hundreds of enemy fighters and Task Unit Bruiser ultimately became the most highly decorated Special Operations unit of the Iraq war. For his final three years in the Navy, Jocko commanded Naval Special Warfare Group One Training Detachment, where he oversaw the training of hundreds of SEALs and their SEAL platoons. In this role, he also developed combat leadership curriculum and personally trained, instructed, and mentored SEAL leaders, which prepared them for the challenges of leading in combat.
Willink was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat
"V" and the Silver Star, one of the highest military honors, for his service as a commander in Iraq. He is co-founder of Echelon Front, which provides leadership and management training and solutions to individuals and organizations.
Project Manager and Programmer Analyst in
IT, Quantum Corporation
Patricia is a
Project Manager and Programmer Analyst in Information Technology for
Quantum Corporation. Patricia has led many small and large IT Projects
for different areas of the business as well as supports other business
applications. She was the Project Manager for the implementation of the
Trade Compliance system at Quantum and serves as the Trade Automation
Vice President of Supply Chain,
Abercrombie & Fitch
leads Abercrombie & Fitch's global supply chain team. Abercrombie &
Fitch is a specialty retailer that operates stores and
direct-to-consumer operations around the globe under the brands
Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister and Gilly Hicks. Larry
has held operations, finance and project management leadership roles in
the retail, energy and information technology industries. Larry began
his career with Arthur Andersen where he served primarily retail and
manufacturing clients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois
with a B.S. in Accountancy, is a Certified Public Accountant and is a
member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Director for Inbound Logistics & Strategy,
Levi Strauss & Co.
Sanjay works for
Levi Strauss and is based in San Francisco. He has 16 years of global
logistics experience and understands the complexities in managing a
global supply chain for a fashion/apparel company. His background in
international freight services gives him a unique perspective. In his
current leadership role, Sanjay is responsible for developing and
executing logistics strategies and solutions for cost-service
optimization, supply chain efficiencies, logistics service procurement,
supplier management, TM solutions, risk management and green logistics.
Sanjay also leads a highly skilled and motivated team in managing day to
day logistics operations.
President & Managing Partner, Trade
Solutions (TCS) is a professional network of seasoned consultants,
lawyers and other providers who assist trade compliance community
members in finding and recommending the most fitting resources to assist
them in complying with the letter & spirit of US Government (USG) laws &
regulations. TCS is a clearing house that provides quality education &
training with experienced-based advice, expertise and referrals to those
seeking guidance on what to do and where to find the best, most
knowledgeable and cost effective help to better facilitate doing
business across the global integrated supply chain in the competitive,
demanding, dynamic and regulatory-driven international marketplace.
Previously John was the Vice President, Global Trade Compliance, J.P.
Morgan (JPM), Global Trade Services (GTS), responsible for a wide-range
of diverse activities including the International Traffic in Arms
Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and other
related USG trade regulations dealing with doing business globally.
University Chief Compliance Officer, New
Robert F. Roach is
the Chief Compliance Officer at New York University and Adjunct
Professor at the Stern School of Business. As NYU's Chief Compliance
Officer, Bob is part of NYU's Office of the President and oversees the
University's Ethics, Compliance and Risk Management programs. Bob is a
member of the faculty of the Business and Society Program Area, Langone
MBA program at NYU's Stern School of Business.
Bob is Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel's Corporate
Compliance and Ethics Committee and Co-Chair of the ACC Greater New York
Chapter Corporate Compliance and Ethics Committee. Bob is also a
Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified in
Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Bob speaks frequently around the country on ethics and compliance, and
has published numerous articles in the areas of ethics, compliance, and
Senior Specialist in Global Trade, Quantum
Mary is the Senior
Specialist in Global Trade for Quantum Corporation where she is the team
lead for export compliance. Mary has extensive experience in Trade and
Logistics and serves Quantum in the development and implementation of
trade compliance policies. Mary enjoys a collaborative partnership with
internal organizations such as Legal, Supply Chain, Tax, and IT
Services, with whom she works to obtain company-wide support for
Robert C. Webster,
Customs Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company
Robert Webster has
over 18 years of experience in the import/export compliance world; he
has worked both on the importers side with Starbucks Coffee Company and
Sketchers' USA for the last eight years, and as a broker with FedEx
Trade Networks for ten years before that.
As a customs manager at Starbucks, Robert is responsible for all import
and export activity for Canada; this includes managing brokers on both
sides of the border, the NAFTA solicitation and validation for all
goods, and compliance with both US and Canadian regulations. In addition
to these responsibilities, Robert is also the administrator for Amber
Roads, Trade Automation (TA) software. He has been responsible for
implementation, configuration, integration, reporting, and day to day
functionality, supporting the use of TA by customs partners in the US,
Canada, China and the Netherlands.
David Wierzbicki, Export Supervisor, The Sherwin-Williams Co
David Wierzbicki currently
holds the position of Export Supervisor within the Global Supply Chain -
North America Division of The Sherwin-Williams Co. He has been in the
coatings industry for 17 years while serving in various capacities with
the company. David recently served as project leader of a cross
functional team in order to implement Amber Road's Trade Automation