If you need information on how to sell your goods to other countries, here are some contacts that can help you.
Dan Bjerk is a Senior International Trade Specialist at the Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center, the local office for the U.S. Commercial Service of the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce located in Clearwater, Florida.
Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center
U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration
13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200, Clearwater, FL 33760
Brent Barkway joined the staff of Pinellas County Economic Development in August 2014, as a Business Development Manager specializing in Export Development, Foreign Trade Zone management, business expansion and relocation projects. He focuses on helping local companies discover new global markets for their products and services. Brent honed his economic development skills in Lee County, where he managed the relocation of Hertz Corporate Headquarters, which resulted in the creation of hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in economic impact in Southwest Florida.
Pinellas County Economic Development
13805 58th St. N., Suite 1-200, Clearwater, FL 33760
Lorrie Belovich is Director of International Business Development for the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and partner in the Tampa Bay Export Alliance. She is responsible for both international trade and foreign direct investment. She works closely with the international stakeholders in Tampa Bay, such as the Tampa International Airport, Port Tampa Bay, Visit Tampa Bay and the Mayor’s office, to align the international business strategy for Hillsborough Country. Lorrie also manages the official outbound trade and business development missions led by Mayor Buckhorn and other elected officials.
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation
101 East Kennedy Blvd. | Suite 1750, Tampa, FL 33602
Gonzalo Padron joined Port Tampa Bay as director of marketing and business development for Latin America in August 2014. Prior to joining the port’s executive team, Padron was manager of strategic customers at DHL Global Forwarding. Padron began his industry career extensively traveling the Caribbean and Latin America as a senior account executive for ocean carriers Tecmarine Lines and Seaboard Marine.
Port Tampa Bay
1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
M. Javier Zuniga’s expertise includes corporate and partnership tax compliance, partnership structures, international taxation, individual taxation and forensic accounting. Javier is also part of PDR CPAs R&D tax credit and cost segregation studies practice areas.