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WISCONSIN DISTRICT EXPORT COUNCIL

WHAT IS A DEC?

The Wisconsin District Export Council (DEC) is one of 59 DECs throughout the country charged with encouraging and supporting the export of goods and services that will strengthen individual companies, stimulate U.S. economic growth, and create jobs.

The Wisconsin DEC is a non-profit organization composed of experienced exporters and business people who regularly provide support services to exporting companies.

Each DEC member has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce because of his or her recognized real world expertise in international trade matters and commitment to volunteerism on behalf of the local exporting community. DEC members share their time and specialized expertise with small- and medium-sized businesses that are interested in starting to export or expand into new markets.

The DEC also serves as a communications link between the Wisconsin business community and the U.S. Commerce Department – U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service.

How Can the DEC Help Your Business or Community?

In conjunction with professionals of the U.S. Commercial Service in Milwaukee, the members of the Wisconsin DEC can provide individual  business counseling to firms that are making their initial forays into international business as well as experienced exporters who are facing new hurdles.

DEC members are available to speak on international trade topics to audiences of business executives and concerned citizens.

Members of the DEC will also meet with federal, state, and local elected officials to educate and inform them on trade policy issues impacting the Wisconsin business community.

2017 Membership Directory

  • Chair – Eric Wilson, Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
  • Vice Chair –  Pauline Klaffenboeck, former Vice President, Global Trade Services, BMO Capital Markets
  • Vice Chair - Stanley Pfrang, Market Development Director, WEDC
  • Treasurer – Sue Dragotta, WCTC
  • Executive Secretary – Koreen Grube, Acting Director, U.S. Commercial Service
  • Michael Ball, Vollrath Corporation
  • Aleda Bourassa, ExportAble LLC
  • James Culea, Northern Labs, Inc.
  • Jane Dauffenbach-Daguanno, D&D Products, Inc.
  • Terence Dittrich – Former Spancrete, Inc.
  • Thomas Gaglione – JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Gautam Malik – Gamber-Johnson, LLC
  • Ulice Payne – Addison-Clifton, LLC
  • John Pinkstone – FedEx Healthcare Solutions
  • Jennifer Pino-Gallagher – M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc.
  • Wayne Ramus – former GE Healthcare
  • Tim Riemenschneider – Liberty Gold Fruit Company
  • Jully Sieglaff – Johnson Controls
  • Michael Stayer-Suprick – Johnsonville Sausage
  • Anderson Teri – Promega Corporation
  • Steven Waisanen – Konecranes Nuclear


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