Board of Directors


Angela Steen - Novell, Inc.
Angela Steen is Director of International Trade Services at Novell, Inc. Her role includes responsibility for overseeing the development and execution of corporate trade policies and guidelines to ensure that Novell's global business operations are compliant with U.S. and international trade laws. During her tenure at Novell, she served on the Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC) and held the co-chair position for the Encryption Sub-Committee. While on the RPTAC, she participated in the re-write of the Export Administration Regulations. Angela has been an active member on the Board of Directors for WIT-NC for the past two years. She served as Treasurer in 2003 and President in 2004.


Beth Peterson, Beth Peterson Enterprises, Inc.
Beth Peterson is the President of Beth Peterson Enterprises, a consulting firm for global multi-national shippers and transportation providers, specializing in global trade management and supply chain planning. Prior to founding Beth Peterson Enterprises, Beth was vice president of Marketing for Open Harbor where she was charged with leading the company's marketing and solutions initiatives. Prior to Open Harbor, Beth served as the vice president of product strategy for Qiva, Inc. Prior to this, Peterson managed Hewlett PackardĀ“s U.S. import operations as the U.S. import operations manager and DHL Airways, Inc. where she was a logistics services manager. Beth has over 19 years experience in the logistics and international transportation business. She offers additional domain expertise as a licensed customs broker. Beth has served as Secretary and Webmaster for WIT-NC from 2000 to present.


Vice President
Andrea Appell, Hewlett Packard
Andrea Appell works for Hewlett Packard in Global Trade / Customs Compliance and Policy. Andrea's current responsibilities cover classification, customs compliance training and awareness programs, and valuation. Andrea's previous work experience includes positions at FedEx Trade Networks as Manager of the US, Latin American, and European preferential trade programs; at Qiva Inc. as Product Manager of Qiva's automated global trade tools; and as a consultant for Urusan Consulting. She is a licensed customs broker, speaks both Spanish and Romanian, and has been active in WIT-NC since 2002, including serving as Membership Co-Director in 2004.


Secretary & OWIT Representative
Adonica-Jo R. Wada - Attorney at Law
Adonica-Jo R. Wada is an attorney at law. Prior to that she was an associate member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg and Glad & Ferguson, P.C. in San Francisco office. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Wada worked as a senior consultant with a large global logistics company where she was responsible for managing compliance audits; preparing binding ruling requests and advising companies on Customs compliance, regulatory and other trade related issues. Ms. Wada also served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Charles Z. Smith of the Washington State Supreme Court. She received her J.D. in 1993 from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and B.A.s in English and History in 1990 from Western Washington University. Ms. Wada has been the Programs Director for WIT-NC in 2002 and Vice President in 2003 and 2004.


Lynn Wallace - Novell, Inc.
Lynn Wallace is Novell's Export Manager and responsible for the export licensing and classification of Novell's products. Prior to Novell, Lynn worked in Tandem's legal department and later served as Trade Manager for the Tandem division of Compaq Computer Corporation. Lynn's trade career has focused on encryption technology. Prior to her career in trade, Lynn was a legal assistant/paralegal. Lynn has served at WIT-NC's Assistant Treasurer for the past year. Lynn is a member of the Alliance for Network Security and has represented Compaq and Novell at AeA. Lynn was a charter member of the volunteer board at Tandem and has served as President and Secretary on a child development board, as Secretary of the Santa Clara Historical Society, and as a member at large on the Hakone Gardens board.


Assistant Treasurer
Jutta Sargent Jutta Sargent is a member of the Legal Business Process Analyst group at Sun Microsystems, Inc. The focus of her assignment is automated DRPL screening. In that position, she is the liaison between the International Trade Services business group and two IT teams that support the initiative. She leads the integration process that hooks various Sun businesses and services up to a DRPL search engine. Prior to returning to Sun as a contractor, Jutta enjoyed working actively as a member of the Democratic Party. She also volunteered time and resources to drive disabled persons to medical appointments and provided personal contact, comfort and diversion to 'shut-ins.' Jutta is looking forward to contributing her time as a Board member.


Program Director


Marketing Director
Janine Gold - United Parcel Service
Janine Gold is a Global Solutions Developer with United Parcel Service, Inc. In this position, she is responsible for developing customized business solutions for UPS' global clients in the area of supply chain planning and execution which includes logistics, brokerage, and compliance. She began her career with UPS in international sales. Prior to joining UPS, Janine was the International Transportation Manager for Micron Electronics, Inc. where she managed all global transportation as well as implemented and managed Micron's Customs Compliance Department. Janine has been a member of WIT-NC for two years and is currently a member of the Marketing Committee. She looks forward to her continued involvement with WIT-NC in helping to promote WIT-NC's tremendous value as a professional organization in the international trade community.


Event Coordinator
Elia Quiros - Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Elia Quiros is a Senior Export Compliance Analyst at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. She is responsible for supporting the global export/import compliance program for other Hitachi entities in Asia Pacific and Europe. She enjoys the experience of the contact with people from all over the world and being able to assist and meet long-distance colleagues face to face and learn about their cultures, languages, and the differences (and similarities) to our way of doing business. As Event Coordinator, Elia hopes to continue assisting the WIT-NC Board in providing excellent programs and to provide the environment to enable its members to enjoy quality events in a comfortable and professional atmosphere.


Membership Co-Director
Renee Roe - Extreme Networks
Renee Roe is Global Trade & Compliance Manager at Extreme Networks, Inc. In her current role, she is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of corporate trade compliance policies and guidelines to ensure that Extreme's global business operations are compliant with U.S. and international trade regulations. Prior to her current role at Extreme, she held various positions during their start up phase, including Global Traffic & Logistics Manager. Earlier in her career she has held management positions in import, consulting, and international transportation, and has also been a small international business owner. She holds an undergraduate degree in International Management, has been a WIT corporate member for two years, and was a WIT-NC Membership Committee member in 2004.


Membership Co-Director
Judy Studebaker - Advanced Micro Devices
Judy Studebaker works for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in the Global Trade Department. While Judy currently specializes in the area of export compliance, she has taken responsibility for both import and export compliance during her 17+ years with AMD. Before becoming WIT-NC Membership Co-Director, Judy served as a Membership Committee member during 2004.


Volunteer Director
Monika Sandman - Urusan Consulting
Monika Sandman is the principal of URUSAN Consulting, a firm providing international trade consulting services since 1991. As a licensed customs broker/holder of national permit and an expert in the field of customs regulations and international trade agreements, she is a consultant to major corporations in the areas of import/export management and automation tools development to address various compliance aspects. Her client roster includes: Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Flextronics, Altera, Brocade Communications, etc. Ms. Sandman has lectured in various professional fora on import compliance. She has taught at the University of California Santa Cruz, Extension Silicon Valley, a course on "Expanding Markets Internationally: A Practical Guide to Exporting and Importing." Her experience in the international trade arena spans over 20 years, four languages and three continents. Ms. Sandman has served on WIT-NC's board of directors since 2001, and most recently, served as Membership Development Director in 2003 working on volunteer activities.


Lydia McClure - Applied Materials Inc
Marian Duntley - Toyota Motor Sales
Laura Ipsen - Cisco Systems
Amy Hamilton - Cisco Systems


WIT-NC would like to thank and acknowledge its past presidents:
2018 - Leslie Levy August
2017 - Leslie Levy August
2016 - Leslie Levy August
2015 - Darko Neuschul
2014 - Darko Neuschul
2013 - Vicki Wilkerson
2012 - Jane Solomon
2011 - Jane Solomon
2010 - Jane Solomon
2009 - Beth Peterson
2008 - Beth Peterson
2007 - Beth Peterson
2006 - Beth Peterson
2005 - Beth Peterson
2004 - Angela Steen
2003 - Laura Tomarchio
2002 - Lydia McClure
2001 - Lydia McClure
2000 - Ronnie Max
1999 - Ronnie Max
1998 - Leilani Smith
1997 - Leilani Smith
1996 - Linda Jackson
1995 - Celia Matthews
1994 - Simone Plattman
1993 - Laura Wheeler
1992 - Laura Ipsen
1991 - Linda Joy DeBoard
1990 - Linda Joy DeBoard
1989 - Linda Joy DeBoard (Founder)


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