Newsletter - September 2015



September Event Rocks • CompTIA Discount for WIT-NC • We’ll Miss You Maureen • Congratulations and Farewell Ann
NEW and Renewing members • Membership Drive • Reminders


Here’s the latest WIT-NC News!

Genentech Event Has Record Attendance

A special Thank You to our gracious host, Genentech, for our September event. Genentech’s global trade group, lead by Irina Kasatkina, Director Logistics Management & Trade Compliance, provided a special venue in South San Francisco, bus transport from the Mid-Peninsula, delicious appetizers/wine/dinner and record attendance (102 registrants).

We had significant participation from industry members as well as students from Cal Maritime and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. The topic, which focused on transitioning between industries within trade compliance, provided some candid insight from John McPeak (Genentech), Darie Achstein-Conway (QLogic), Michael Lutz (Google) and David Feinstein (Tesla Motors) who have successfully crossed industry lines in their global trade compliance careers.


WIT-NC Partners with CompTIA – Get a Membership Benefit

WIT-NC is the Association Partner for this once-a-year event which is designed for panelists and attendees to share best practices in compliance titled “9th Annual CompTIA Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference.” Members are eligible for the $295 discounted rate by entering the Promo Code: OWIT-NC.


We’ll Miss You Maureen

Congratulations to Maureen Mills who has recently accepted a promotion to Worldwide Classification Manager for HP and will be departing the Bay Area for Houston. As a long-time member of WIT-NC, her presence will be greatly missed and it is with a heartfelt farewell we wish her the best of luck in her new role.


Congratulations and Farewell Ann

Our very own Event Coordinator Director, Ann McGrath, will be undertaking the role of Counsel and Manager, Global Trade Compliance at Globalfoundries. This amazing opportunity will have Ann relocating to the Saratoga Springs, NY area in October. Thank you Ann for all of the incredible support you have provided WIT-NC, best wishes in your new role and we hope you stay warm!


New and Renewing Members – THANK YOU!

We welcome our new and renewing members this month. Thank you for supporting WIT-NC’s mission.

New individual members:
Allyson Bronis
Lori Comer
Eloise Hoover
Daria Lebedeva
Diana Wilkotz
Renewing individual members:
Steven Baker
Jennifer Kessinger
Karmi Leiman
Lorna Watson
Karon Giovannoni
Lucina Lara
Patrice O’Connell
Ken Montgomery
Karen Wilder

New corporate members:
Global Training Center
Renewing corporate members:
Cisco Systems
George T. Tuttle Law Offices
Applied Materials
Expeditors Int’l.
N F Stroth & Associates LLC


Annual Membership Drive

It is that time of year again! This year’s membership drive will run from October 1-31. That’s an entire month to join or renew your membership at discounted rates. Individual membership will be $50 (usually $85) and corporate membership will be $215 (usually $250). By joining or renewing in October you will automatically be entered in a drawing to win an iPad mini.



Event Calendar is Available - Please click here to see the upcoming events through March of 2016. Be sure to mark your calendars!