New Orleans, LA, United States
Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions, a former Licensing Officer at the State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), with 20 years of direct experience in the U.S. defense industry. After leaving the State Department, Ms. Palmer joined Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems in Baltimore and then went on to work at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Ms. Palmer combined this unique experience to found ECS in 2003. The ECS team provides training to help compliance officials successfully apply U.S. export control regulations and establish viable export compliance programs. Ms. Palmer has worked on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), was appointed to serve as a Special Compliance Officer (SCO) for a company operating under a Consent Agreement and is an active speaker for various professional organizations.
Lisa Bencivenga has has over twenty years of varied experience in export/import licensing and compliance issues with major defense contractors. She has had the leading role in developing and implementing internal compliance programs, providing regulatory guidance, instituting license databases, training personnel at all corporate levels, conducting audits requested by clients and/or directed by the U.S. Department of State, coordinating investigations and working closely with legal departments while administering the full spectrum of corporate international export/import activities. She has several years of experience in space-related export issues which includes obtaining and implementing complex licensing arrangements related to spacecraft and launch activities as a result of her employment with Orbital Sciences Corporation and The Boeing Company.
Timothy Mooney is a Senior
Export Policy Analyst with the Regulatory Policy Division in the Office
of Exporter Services/Export Administration with the U.S. Department of
Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Mr. Mooney joined BIS
in July 2004. As a Senior Export Policy Analyst, he is responsible for
drafting rules to revise the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Since 2004, Mr. Mooney has drafted one hundred and nineteen rules that
have amended or requested public comments on the EAR. Mr. Mooney is
actively involved in the current USML to CCL review process, including
helping to draft the April 16, 2013 initial implementation final rule.
Mr. Mooney helped to develop the Specially Designed and CCL Order of
Review Decision Tools that are available on the BIS website.
Debi Davis is Vice President, Washington DC Operations & Global Trade at Esterline Corporation. Ms.Davis is responsible for oversight of all international trade compliance related functions for Esterline, a multibillion dollar corporation operating in 14 countries. In this role Ms. Davis manages a wide range of functions including Export and Import Compliance; Export and Import Licensing; Customs Activities; Investigations and Disclosures; Consent Agreement Compliance and other compliance related activities. Prior to her career with Esterline, Ms. Davis held a variety of International Trade and International Business Development positions with various Aerospace and Defense companies including UTC Aerospace Systems, Goodrich, TRW, Lockheed Martin Corporation, General Electric and Westinghouse. Ms. Davis also served as the Goodrich Internal Special Compliance Officer from 2006 to 2009 under a Consent Agreement with the Department of State. Ms. Davis Chaired the Aerospace Industries Association's (AIA) International Council for 3 years and has been a member of that Council for over 20 years.
Matthew McGrath counsels companies on export control matters, and also focuses on government contracts and international business transactions. He is experienced in the areas of export controls under the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR); Export Administration Regulations (EAR); Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, and other related areas of law. He is a member of the technology working group (TWG) for the Militarily Critical Technologies Program (MCTP). Mr. McGrath is also experienced in foreign military sales; international commercial disputes; international finance programs for the Agency for International Development (AID), the Export-Import Bank, the World Bank, and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency; and issues associated with U.S. and foreign government procurement.
Matt Doyle is Senior Manager, Export/Import Compliance, in the Corporate International Trade Compliance Office of Lockheed Martin Corporation in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Doyle has more than twenty-seven (27) years of U.S. federal export and import regulatory experience with major high technology defense and aerospace firms (including nine years with Lockheed Martin; and the remainder with Litton Systems, Inc.; BAE Systems, Inc.; and Raytheon Company). Specific federal export-import regulatory skills and experience include: preparing, review and training on implementation of Technology Transfer Control Plans (TTCPs); Commodity Jurisdiction and Commodity Classification requests; ITAR licenses and agreements and EAR license requests and/or License Exception applicability decisions; licensing strategy for challenging international programs/technologies as well as for congressional notifications; ITAR and EAR compliance audits and self-assessments; pre- and post-M&A export compliance due diligence; ITAR Part 123.9(c) reexport and retransfer authorization requests.
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