The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City is a regional nonprofit professional association committed to building a strong and successful international business network in the Kansas City region. To achieve this, ITCGKC connects professionals and global partners in the international business and academic communities, delivers timely international trade education, and bridges access to relevant resources.


The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City was founded during World War II by a group of area business leaders, led by J.C. Nichols, with the purpose of promoting Kansas City’s regional products and trade prospects. Since our founding in 1944 our mission has changed slightly to reflect the times but has retained our core values – to foster development, expansion and education of international trade.

ITCGKC 2018-2019 BOARD



Anh Sirridge

Design Resources, Inc.

1st Vice President

Jay Devers

Bestway International / Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

2nd Vice President

Alyson Schroer

Scarbrough International


Anthony Houchin



Joseph Lohman

Port KC

Past President

Zoraya Rowlands

Port KC


Frank Ballard

Clinical Reference Laboratory

David Clark

ARI Global, Inc.

Julia Creek, Ph.D.

Park University

Sarah Engber

Huhtamaki, Inc.

Marcia Harrington

Wyandotte County Economic Development Council

Adam Hermesch


Beau Jackson

Husch Blackwell

Angelina Juarez

Enterprise Bank

Lourdes Kessler

South American Trade Co.

Mike McQueeny

Air Fixture

Brian Murphy

Miller & Company, P.C.

Stefano Radio

College Life Italia

Ruiping Ramboldt

Staples Promotional Products, Inc.

Reid Schultz

RS Electric Corporation

Lucas Staus

Northwestern Mutual

Howard Trilling

Arno Global Consulting, LLC



Jim Berkfalk

Portage Group Public Affairs

Larry Creswell

US Small Business Administration, Office of Intl. Trade

Mehgan Flynn

Bannockburn Global Forex

Narbeli Galindo

Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, MO

Richard Graham

Rockhurst University, retired

John Hensley

Missouri Department of Economic Development

Keith Hustings


Chang Lu

Kansas  Department of Commerce

Sally Pacheco

U.S. Commercial Service - Kansas City

Sharon Valasek

Consular Corps

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