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Ray Bowman

Ventura Santa Barbara SBDC

Ray Bowman has been involved in the operational aspects of international trade and logistics for over 29 years. Currently, Mr. Bowman is the Director for the Ventura and Santa Barbara Small Business Development Center, which provides business consultation services to over 500 businesses per year at no cost. Mr. Bowman has held key management positions with some of the world’s largest freight and logistics companies and has been involved in consulting and teaching for over 14 years. Mr. Bowman also serves as Program Chair for the District Export Council of Southern California by Appointment of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Mr. Bowman conducts training courses for businesses through the Centers for International Trade Development (CITD), Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), The Alameda Corridor Jobs Training Coalition, Fashion Business Inc. and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. Bowman is also teaches courses in international logistics, trade finance, and import export for Santa Barbara City College and California Lutheran University. Ray Bowman is also the author of a book called Quick Start Guide, International Trade. Mr. Bowman is also a Certified Global Business Professional CGBP as well as a NASBITE Certified CGBP trainer. Mr. Bowman has also published a number of journal articles as well as been a key note speaker on the subject of international trade and logistics.

Madeline Grant

Santa Ana College

Madeline Grant has been teaching International Business and Marketing at Santa Ana College for more than 25 years and is the Department Chair of the Global Business & Entrepreneurship department. In addition to teaching she is working to develop an internship program and international business career pathways for students in K-12 and community colleges in California. She was instrumental in aligning the SAC International Business curriculum with the CGBP Practice Delineation which was the foundation for becoming an Accredited CGBP Training Program.

Madeline spent approximately 20 years working for small and medium size manufacturing companies that produced scuba gear, home fragrance products, women’s fashion and cosmetics. She spent her career in industry working as an export coordinator, import manager, and director of international markets. Her hands on experience in exporting and importing/ sales and marketing provided the opportunity for her to travel throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, India, Canada, Mexico, South America, Australia & New Zealand.

Madeline earned her MBA from the Claremont Graduate Schools and her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Business from the University of San Diego.

Gabriel Shweiri

Santa Ana College

Gabriel Shweiri is President and CEO of BGI Worldwide Logistics. A global logistics and transportation provider that he established in 1999. His professional career began directly out of graduate school working for one of the largest US based freight forwarding companies. After taking positions with several companies during a volatile M&A period in the industry, Gabriel gained extensive experience in global management as well as startup operations. His experience took him through sales, operations, technology, accounting, management and marketing as well as the functional areas of import, export, surface, air and ocean logistics. Gabriel has extensive travel experience in North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, traveling to coordinate global operations and negotiate contracts.

Gabriel has been teaching International Business and Marketing at Santa Ana College for more than 15 years in the Global Business and Entrepreneurship department. He has taught International Business, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship classes. He was part of the advisory board for the SAC International Business degree and certificate programs. He is a certified CGBP and a certified CGBP trainer at Santa Ana College’s training program.

Gabriel earned his MIM from Thunderbird and his Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

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