Pedro Villanueva - President

Pedro Villanueva – Chair
Western Digital Corporation

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is made up by the Chairman and past presidents serving as Directors at Large. The goal is to leverage their knowledge to provide the Board with ideas and suggestions to the benefit of the FTA.

Committee Members:

  • Pedro Villanueva, Western Digital
  • Cathy Thrasher, FCL Logistics Ltd.
  • Guy Fox, Guy Fox & Associates
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Susan Kohn

Susan Kohn Ross – Chair
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Advocacy Committee

To identify the issues and challenges facing the international trade community and to advocate for regulatory, legislative and other solutions to address those hurdles.

Committee Members:

  • Su Ross, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • Joseph Acayan, Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP
  • Mark Hirzel, American Honda Motor Co.
  • Michael Roll, Roll & Pisani LLP
  • Pedro Villanueva, Western Digital
  • David Harlow, ITC-Diligence, Inc.
  • Patrice Lafayette, Roanoke Insurance Group

Committee Meeting Details and Link:
Meetings are held every first Thursday of the month from 4PM – 5PM PT

  • Apr 7, 2022 04:00 PM
  • May 5, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Jun 2, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Jul 7, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Aug 4, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Sep 1, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Oct 6, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Nov 3, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Dec 1, 2022 04:00 PM

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Baldo Alcantar

Baldo Alcantar (Marketing)
Yusen Logistics

Marketing, Membership, & Communications Committee

To develop, grow, and maintain membership to provide member value and satisfaction. To present current and relevant information via newsletters, emails, social media platforms and affiliate partners/associations.

Committee Members:

  • Baldo Alcantar, Yusen Logistics (Americas), Inc.
  • Cathy Thrasher, FCL Logistics Ltd.
  • Crystal Adair, Western Overseas Corporation
  • Sam Musa, Student
  • Pedro Villanueva, Western Digital
  • Luis Gomez, Manufacturer’s Bank
  • Lisa Donabedian, Interstate Personnel Services
  • Lucia Robles, Lucia & Co.

Meeting Details and Link:
Meetings are held every first Wednesday of the month from 4PM – 5PM PT

  • Apr 6, 2022 04:00 PM
  • May 4, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Jun 1, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Jul 6, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Aug 3, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Sep 7, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Oct 5, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Nov 2, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Dec 7, 2022 04:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 936 3779 9692

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Mark Hirzel

Mark Hirzel – Chair
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Programs & Education Committee

To plan and execute programs (webinars or on-ground events); on a regular basis for instructional, educational and general benefits of its members. Committee Members:

  • Mark Hirzel, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Su Ross, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • Ruth DePieri, Student
  • J.J. Kim, ACI Law Group
  • Anne Hilsabeck, AMH Customs Consultants
  • Michael Roll, Roll & Harris LLP
  • Pedro Villanueva, Western Digital
  • Andrew Park, Binex

Meeting Details and Link: Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 4PM – 5PM PT

  • Apr 5, 2022 04:00 PM
  • May 3, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Jun 7, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Jul 5, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Aug 2, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Sep 6, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Oct 4, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Nov 1, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Dec 6, 2022 04:00 PM

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Cathy Thrasher

Cathy Thrasher – Chair
FCL Logistics

Signature Events

To plan and execute the annual Golf Tournament, World Trade Week Luncheon and Holiday Gala as well as member mixers and events.

Committee Members:

  • Cathy Thrasher, FCL Logistics Ltd.
  • Anne Hilsabeck, AMH Customs Consultants
  • Baldo Alcantar, Yusen Logistics (Americas), Inc.
  • Lisa Donabedian, Interstate Personnel Services
  • Joel Perler, Port of Long Beach
  • Adonna Martin, Price Transfer
  • Luiz Gomez, Manufacturer’s Bank
  • Patrice Lafayette, Roanoke Insurance Group
  • Lucia Robles, Lucia & Co.

Meetings  Details and Link:
Meetings are held every second Wednesday of each month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PT.

  • Apr 13, 2022 04:00 PM
  • May 11, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Jun 8, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Jul 13, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Aug 10, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Sep 14, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Oct 12, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Nov 9, 2022 04:00 PM
  • Dec 14, 2022 04:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 912 7447 7231

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