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  • 24 Apr 2017 by Global Chamber

     

    What a difference a year makes! Global Chamber Dallas hosted its official launch in December, 2015 and spent 2016 experiencing it's first year operating. The year was spent starting meaningful professional relationships, sharing our mission with others, and learning the needs of the international business community in DFW. We were able to establish a wonderful membership base, a supportive Advisory Board and create relevant events to connect our network in person. We received encouragement from others as they shared with us that they felt we were filling a void in Dallas and that there was a specific need for a network that specifically focused on global business.

    In April, 2017, I am thrilled by our progress. We have truly united a global business community that is collaborative and relevant to each other. These community members are building business as they are developing professional relationships with each other and learning how they can support each other. We are seeing new collaborations, more client introductions, and many connections to other parts of the world.

    We continue to add value to our membership base through multiple avenues. Our members get special access to trade delegations, such as the Belgian Trade delegation we hosted in December. Our members get huge discounts, just like the 100% scholarship they received last year to the highly regarded Thunderbird Leadership Development courses. In addition, our members get speaking opportunities where they get the chance to share their expertise with others. We value being able to learn from each other.

    Not only do we connect our network locally, but we also connect our network globally, which is what makes Global Chamber unique. One of our members was in Tokyo for a few weeks, and we connected her to our Executive Director of Global Chamber Tokyo and she was able to set up productive business meetings while in Japan. This is the Global Chamber magic at work!

    Our events keep getting better and better. Our first annual "Grow Globally Fair" was a huge hit, and we got to acknowledge some of the global business professionals that really inspire us through our highly buzzed about award ceremony. One of our Sponsors, Polsinelli, hosted huge Dallas sensation Suzy Batiz, founder of Poopourri, and other amazing women in our Women in Global Business event. Polsinelli also hosted our first Ambassador as a speaker, Vasko Naumovski of Macedonia, and is about to host our second Ambassador next week!

    How exciting that Robert Jordan, former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, author and frequent commentator on CNN , MSNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg and the New York Times Magazine Group is coming to speak at a Global Chamber Dallas next week entitled "Believe it or Not There is Some Good News Coming in the Middle East" 4/27 Polsinelli. Ambassador Jordan wrote "Desert Diplomat: Inside Saudi Arabia after 9/11".

    Another highlight for us is our first all day event, just three weeks away, called "Threats to the Global Marketplace". We are teaming up with the US Department of Commerce and have organized multiple sessions where our audience will learn from FBI agents and experts in security about protecting their intellectual property, cyber security, economic espionage, risks with foreign currencies and virtual currencies, and more!

    I hope you have enjoyed reading our update! Please stay in touch with us, ask to be added to our newsletter by emailing us at dfw@globalchamber.org. Show up to one of our events any time- we love meeting fellow "globies"!

     

    *From left to right: Lisa Klugiewicz (Global Chamber Dallas) Dr. Simon Mak (SMU Cox School of Business), Kevin Maher (Baker & McKenzie), Meredith Wilson (CEO of Emergent Risk International), Maher Maso (Mayor of Frisco), Ben Clumeck (President of Uber Trade Credit), Lynn James-Meyer (CEO of BioSafe Technologies), Kim Carlson (Gardere), Zorica Ilin (Invest Macedonia), Dawson Williams (Swearingen Realty), Megan Nguyen Trinh (BB&T), Brian Mitchell (Whitley Penn), Brad Timberlake (BB&T), Salah Boukadoum (Founder & CEO of Soap Hope), Herbert Austin (SBA), Jeremy Ivie (BB&T), Roger Cunningham (CEO of United Risk Inernational), Alisa Strickland (Cityplace Events), Korina Smith (Global Chamber Dallas

  • 25 Apr 2017

    Global Chamber® Dallas and U.S. Commercial Service presents speaker Kim Jones to the

    2nd Annual Threats to the Global Marketplace

     

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is pleased to announce Kim Jones as a speaker for the 2nd annual "Threats to the Global Marketplace" to educate and expand attendee's awareness to the threats of cyber security and economic espionage, as well as how to prevent it. This is a full day seminar on Thursday, May 11th, details and registration HERE - last day to register is May 5th. 

     

    Kim Jones, Founding team for Docent Systems

    Kim Jones is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and a seasoned Information Technology professional with almost three decades of experience in Networking and Cyber Security across a variety of segments including medical devices, software development for flight controls, school sector interconnectivity, and the financial sector.

    Kim has extensive background in network operations, telecom network management and has consulted for companies on compliance strategy, audit policy and cyber security positioning.  She started her career programming flight controls for the F-16. Later, Kim moved to Fort Sill, where she was responsible for auditing military networks and server infrastructure to prepare them for security audits.

    As a young entrepreneur, Kim founded an Internet Service Provider business and became one of the first to offer wireless access to the business and home users. Currently, Kim is a part of the founding team for Docent Systems, and is responsible for setting the IT strategy for multiple SMB companies around the DFW area.

     

    About the U.S. Commercial Service:

    The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets. The U.S. Commercial Service uses Export.gov, the U.S. Government’s export portal, as its main online resource for exporting U.S. clients. For market research, trade events, trade leads, and information on how to export, please visit Export.gov.

    About the Global Chamber®:

    Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to help executives grow their business from anywhere to everywhere, while collaborating with organizations worldwide in every metro area.

    We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metros growing global business. With over 36,000 members of the global tribe and tens of millions of trusted resources, followers and connections, we fill in the gaps that executives can experience when growing across borders.

    We provide members with tailored opportunities to connect with customers, trusted partners and expert resources to grow globally. When members tap in to the Global Chamber®, risk is reduced and global growth accelerates. Join the Global Tribe today!

  • 10 Apr 2017

    Global Chamber® Dallas and U.S. Commercial Service presents speaker Annie Stellato to the

    2nd Annual Threats to the Global Marketplace

     

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is pleased to announce Annie Stellato as a speaker for the 2nd annual "Threats to the Global Marketplace" to educate and expand attendee's awareness to the threats of cyber security and economic espionage, as well as how to prevent it. This is a full day seminar on Thursday, May 11th, details and registration HERE - early bird registration on April 15 and last day to register is May 5th. 

     

     

    Annie Stellato, President of Stellato Consulting

    Annie Stellato is the president of Stellato Consulting and has held various positions supporting national security over the last 15 years. She has an extensive background in security policies, regulations and processes as they apply to collateral security clearances, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access, and Special Access Programs (SAP) for both Government entities and Cleared Defense Contractors. Her professional background provides her with a level of expertise in security clearance cases that is unparalleled within the National Security Law practice industry. Annie has a distinct calling to serve others by leveraging her experience to provide our clients with the edge needed to successfully combat any facet of national security.

    While serving in the Army, Annie was stationed in Germany, Iraq and Texas serving as an Intelligence Analyst, Targeting Officer, Security Manager, and Special Security Officer (SSO). As a civilian she has served in positions with Cleared Defense Contractors and Government entities as an Intelligence Analyst, Adjudicator and Program Security Officer (PSO). Not only has Annie served in positions as the decision authority involving personnel security clearances but she has also developed and delivered a multitude of security education briefings reaching countless Cleared Defense Contractors and Military Commands around the world.

    Annie lives in Newark, Texas with her husband and 4 children. Her and her husband also own and operate Texas LoneStar Basketball, which is a select basketball organization that focuses on developing young athletes who aspire to obtain scholarships and play basketball at the collegiate level. In her spare time she enjoys being a mom and exploring her artistic sensibility through painting and photography.

     

    About the U.S. Commercial Service:

    The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets. The U.S. Commercial Service uses Export.gov, the U.S. Government’s export portal, as its main online resource for exporting U.S. clients. For market research, trade events, trade leads, and information on how to export, please visit Export.gov.

    About the Global Chamber®:

    Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to help executives grow their business from anywhere to everywhere, while collaborating with organizations worldwide in every metro area.

    We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metros growing global business. With over 36,000 members of the global tribe and tens of millions of trusted resources, followers and connections, we fill in the gaps that executives can experience when growing across borders.

    We provide members with tailored opportunities to connect with customers, trusted partners and expert resources to grow globally. When members tap in to the Global Chamber®, risk is reduced and global growth accelerates. Join the Global Tribe today!

  • 10 Apr 2017

    Global Chamber® Dallas and U.S. Commercial Service presents speaker Ana Snyder to the

    2nd Annual Threats to the Global Marketplace

     

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is pleased to announce Ana Snyder as a speaker for the 2nd annual "Threats to the Global Marketplace" to educate and expand attendee's awareness to the threats of cyber security and economic espionage, as well as how to prevent it. This is a full day seminar on Thursday, May 11th, details and registration HERE - early bird registration on April 15 and last day to register is May 5th. 

     

    Ana Snyder, Principal at Docent Systems

     

    Born in Belgrade, Ana Snyder came to the United States as a 17 year-old high school transfer student. Over two decades, she has immersed herself in a breadth of aspects within the information technology sector and has become recognized as having in-depth expertise with IT infrastructure and network security.

    Ana started as a Network Management Analyst at Pier 1 Imports before moving to the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), where she became intimately familiar with transactional/payment platforms and the global financial clearing environment. During her tenure at DTCC she worked as a Network Engineer and was handling both domestic and international network connectivity between DTCC and participant banks, as well as the clearing houses.

    After receiving her MBA from the Southern Methodist University, she worked in a leadership capacity with an outsourced managed services provider and led a team of Technical Account Managers. During 2016, she founded her own Managed Services company, Docent Systems, which concentrates on helping companies develop, implement and manage more secure business practices.

     

    About the U.S. Commercial Service:

    The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets. The U.S. Commercial Service uses Export.gov, the U.S. Government’s export portal, as its main online resource for exporting U.S. clients. For market research, trade events, trade leads, and information on how to export, please visit Export.gov.

    About the Global Chamber®:

    Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to help executives grow their business from anywhere to everywhere, while collaborating with organizations worldwide in every metro area.

    We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metros growing global business. With over 36,000 members of the global tribe and tens of millions of trusted resources, followers and connections, we fill in the gaps that executives can experience when growing across borders.

    We provide members with tailored opportunities to connect with customers, trusted partners and expert resources to grow globally. When members tap in to the Global Chamber®, risk is reduced and global growth accelerates. Join the Global Tribe today!

  • 10 Apr 2017

    Global Chamber® Dallas and U.S. Commercial Service presents keynote speaker Kevin Mellott to the

    2nd Annual Threats to the Global Marketplace

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is pleased to announce Kevin Mellott as key speaker for the 2nd annual "Threats to the Global Marketplace" to educate and expand attendee's awareness to the threats of cyber security and economic espionage, as well as how to prevent it. This is a full day seminar on Thursday, May 11th, details and registration HERE - early bird registration on April 15 and last day to register is May 5th. 

     

    Kevin Mellott, Founder and President of ERASE Enterprises

    Mr. Mellott has over 42 years of experience in the field of public safety. Prior to founding ERASE Enterprises, Mr. Mellott was an Assistant Chief in the Department of Public Safety for the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He supervised several special investigation units including the Bomb & Arson Strike Team which was a multi-agency team of federal, state, and local investigators.

    Mr. Mellott is internationally recognized as an expert in public safety and special investigations. He has provided training for thousands in industry and government as well as having been selected as the lead instructor for numerous special projects for the United States Military and Law Enforcement Agencies. Outside the United States, Mr. Mellott has conducted specialized training, investigations and security programs throughout the world.  His experience includes operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR), South Africa, Egypt, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, and many other locations. He has worked in many special program areas for the US government including the NASA Space Shuttle Program, the USAF B-2 Stealth Bomber program, and as a Special Operations Advisor to the Military District of Washington DC.  Mr. Mellott is a published author and has served as a technical consultant for the Smithsonian Magazine on issues of public safety. Mr. Mellott has conducted hundreds of investigations on issues ranging from incidents of terrorism to cybersecurity attacks.  He has provided economic espionage countermeasure services for both government and private sector organizations and routinely gives briefings to key executives on the topics of Terrorism, CyberSecurity, Personal Security, Economic Espionage, and International Travel Security. Kevin also serves as an active member with the FBI sponsored private sector outreach program InfraGard.

    Career Achievements

    • Awards for outstanding performance from many federal agencies;
      • United States Department of the Treasury
      • United States Department of Defense - National Security Agency
      • United States Army - Military District of Washington D.C.
      • United States Congress for services as an expert witness
      • FBI Outstanding CyberSecurity Presentation
    • Author and Instructor of the program “Surviving Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism
    • Author & Faculty for the text / college course “Conducting Secure Meetings & Events”
    • Fusion Liaison Officer, North Central Texas Fusion Center (USDHS / USDOJ initiative)
    • InfraGard CyberSecurity Sector Chief (Nuclear & Chemical Sectors)
    • InfraGard Weapons of Mass Destruction Special Interest Group (SIG) Coordinator
    • North Texas InfraGard Board of Directors
    • Constituent of US Department of State-Bureau of Diplomatic Security Overseas Security Advisory Council {OSAC) and Member of African Regional Security Council
    • Member of Collin College CyberSecurity Advisory Board
    • President of the Richland College Forensic Science & CyberSecurity Advisory Board
    • Keynote Speaker for Chinese Institute of Engineers Annual CyberSecurity Conference
    • Platform Speaker for Annual Cyber Defense Conference-2013
    • Contingency Planning & Management Conference-West-Highest Rated Speaker-2012 & 2013
    • TXDPS-PSB Personal Protection Officer (PPO) & PPO Instructor
    • Contributor for FoxNews, ABC News, CBS News, Clear Channel, iHeart Radio, and the Jim Bohannon Show as a Terrorism Analyst and Global Security Expert

     

    About the U.S. Commercial Service:

    The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets. The U.S. Commercial Service uses Export.gov, the U.S. Government’s export portal, as its main online resource for exporting U.S. clients. For market research, trade events, trade leads, and information on how to export, please visit Export.gov.

    About the Global Chamber:

    Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to help executives grow their business from anywhere to everywhere, while collaborating with organizations worldwide in every metro area.

    We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metros growing global business. With over 36,000 members of the global tribe and tens of millions of trusted resources, followers and connections, we fill in the gaps that executives can experience when growing across borders.

    We provide members with tailored opportunities to connect with customers, trusted partners and expert resources to grow globally. When members tap in to the Global Chamber®, risk is reduced and global growth accelerates. Join the Global Tribe today!