Minnesota District Export Council

The Minnesota District Export Council is a private, non-profit organization that brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets.

Mission: The Minnesota District Export Council encourages and supports:

  • Exports that strengthen individual companies, stimulate U.S. economic growth, and create jobs;
  • Export expansion activities by working with the US & FCS domestic offices; and
  • Opportunities to promote greater export activity at the local level by developing a trade assistance network.

 

Through

  • Counseling of local businesses;
  • Identifying export financing sources for businesses;
  • Creating greater export awareness in their local business communities;
  • Identifying issues that affect export trade and implementation of constructive suggestions or improvement;
  • Supporting programs and services of US & FCS domestic offices;
  • Building local export assistance partnerships with other organizations; and
  • Promoting international education at the community level

 

 

CHAIRMAN

Sandra L. Rennerlinkedinicon
President 
Global Resource Associates, Inc.

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VICE CHAIR

Jason Dickson linkedinicon
Director Enterprise Account Sales, Retail Sector
UPS Worldwide Sales 

www.ups.com

TREASURER

Brooks Pavilack linkedinicon
Vice President, Trade Compliance
Emerson Process Management, LLLP

www.emerson.com

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Ryan Kannelinkedinicon
Director
U. S. Department of Commerce


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CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Erik C. Hinkie linkedinicon
CIO
Holmes Corporation

www.holmescorp.com

 

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Shannen Bornsen linkedinicon
International Sales Manager
Seneca Foods Corporation

www.Senecafoods.com

 


Edward Haywardlinkedinicon
Partner 
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP

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 Catherine J. Petersen, LCB linkedinicon
President

CJ Petersen & Associates, LLC

http://www.train2export.com

Curtis L. Hanson
Principal

Trade Acceptance Group, Ltd.

www.tradeacceptance.com

David Noah linkedinicon
President

Shipping Solutions

www.shipsolutions.com

Jonathan Herzog
Counsel, Trade - International 

St. Jude Medical, Inc. 

http://www.sjm.com

John A. Novak linkedinicon
Vice President and Manager

Bremer Bank N.A.

http://www.bremer.com

John Pournoor
Executive Director, Government Markets

3M Company
www.3m.com

David Anderson
International Sales Manager
Jetedge

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Dale Lapakko
Director of Sales:  Latin America, New Zealand/Australia
Banner Engineering

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ww.bannerengineering.com 

Frank Baeumler
Vice President - Business Developemtn
Mate Precision Tooling

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Jerod Swanson
Commercial Leader
Parkson Corporation

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Michel Locquegnies
Director - International Sales & Business Development
Horton, Inc.

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ww.hortonww.com 

Nancy Weingartner
Executive Editor
Franchise Times

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Roger Prestwich Ph.D.
Interim Dean - College of Management 

Metropolitan State University

www.metrostate.edu

Shyamal (Sam) Roy
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman

Solutions Technologies Inc.

 Tim Schanno linkedinicon
Account Manager
a division of Phillips and Temro Industries

www.phillipsandtemro.com

William D Deef
Vice President, Tourism and International Relations

Meet Minneapolis Official Convention + Visitors Association

www.meetminneapolis.com

 Yvonne H.J. Halpaus
Senior Partner 

QNET LLC | QNET BV

www.ce-mark.com

 Jean Carlson
Sr. Manager - International Compliance
UTC Aerospace Systems

www.utcaerospacesystems.com

Robert Banks, Jr.
Vice President - International
IKONICS Corporation

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Jeffrey Busch
CEO/Managing Director
Spyglass Brand Marketing

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Emily Kornecki
Senior Manager
Deloitte Tax LLP

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Kathleen Motzenbecker
Executive Director
Minnesota Trade Office

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Tate Preston
Principal
Preston & Associates

Christina Connelly
International Trade Manager
MN Department of Agriculture

www.mda.state.mn.us

Carlos Sosa
Regional Trade Finance Manager
Small Business Administration

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Denis Griffin
Director - Minneapolis Regional Office
Export-Import Bank of the United States

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