Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting (ECS) Invites ITAR/EAR Professionals to Leading-Edge Seminar "Mastering ITAR/EAR Challenges" in Annapolis, May 22-23

Timothy Mooney, Senior Export Policy Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security to give keynote address.
Small group, action learning event includes discussions with global trade luminaries.

ANNAPOLIS, Md.--()--Global trade controls training and consulting firm Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting (ECS) of Annapolis, Maryland, renowned for its expertise in deciphering the complexities and nuances of the ITAR and EAR, announced today registration is now open for its acclaimed two-day, small group, interactive seminar "Mastering ITAR/EAR Challenges” which will be held May 22-23 in Annapolis at the Chart House Restaurant Spa Creek. The seminar attracts export compliance professionals worldwide. Those wishing to attend should register soon.

Delivering the keynote at this year’s stellar, learning experience will be Timothy Mooney, Senior Export Policy Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Other noted speakers and instructors at the influential seminar include global trade experts: Matt Doyle, Senior Manager, Export/Import Compliance Lockheed Martin Corporation; Matthew J. McGrath, Partner, McGrath Law Group, LLC; Debi Davis, Vice President, Esterline Corporation; Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting; and Lisa Bencivenga, President, Lisa Bencivenga, LLC.

Participants in “Mastering ITAR/EAR Challenges” will benefit from the seminar’s noted lessons-learned group discussions as well as collaborative exercises and scenarios—all encouraging ITAR/EAR knowledge-sharing, team building, and effective management processes and practices. The seminar’s agile curriculum features subject matter and presentations most requested by export compliance professionals including: exercising vigilance with IR&D, lessons learned from a company under a consent agreement, common pitfalls of a compliance program, advanced agreements workshop, and effective habits of a compliance official.

ECS’s “Mastering ITAR/EAR Challenges” seminar is part of the firm’s highly trusted training academy which holds focused ITAR and EAR seminars every eight weeks in a different location around the country, as well as private, in-house training and consulting programs focused on export management compliance and technology transfer in organizations worldwide. Considered a top industry learning event for export compliance professional aspiring to achieve a new level of excellence, “Mastering ITAR/EAR Challenges” provides attendees the wherewithal to gain competitive advantage and customer confidence, through cutting-edge assistance in building internal competences and processes. Registration is available at the ECS website https://www.exportcompliancesolutions.com.

About the ECS Seminar Instructors & Guest Speakers

Timothy Mooney, Senior Export Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division in Office of Exporter Services/Export Administration with the U.S. Department of Commerce, joined the Bureau of Industry and Security (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 119 rules that have amended or requested public comments on the EAR.

Debi Davis, Vice President, Washington DC Operations & Global Trade at Esterline Corporation is responsible for oversight of all international trade compliance related functions for Esterline, a multibillion dollar corporation operating in 14 countries. She 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.

Matthew J. McGrath, Partner, McGrath Law Group, LLC counsels companies on export control matters, and focuses on government contracts and international business transactions. He is experienced in 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.

Matt Doyle, Senior Manager, Export/Import Compliance, Lockheed Martin Corporation in Arlington, Virginia, has more than 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; the remainder with Litton Systems, Inc.; BAE Systems, Inc.; and Raytheon Company).

Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting, is 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.

Lisa Bencivenga, President, Lisa Bencivenga, LLC, has over 20 years of varied experience in export/import licensing and compliance issues with major defense contractors with an emphasis on space and satellite systems. Working closely with legal departments administering corporate international export/import activities, her work has included the development and implementation of internal compliance programs, providing regulatory guidance, instituting license databases, conducting audits, coordinating investigations and training personnel at all corporate levels.

About Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting (ECS)

Founded in 2003, Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting (ECS) is a trade controls training and consulting firm renowned for its expertise in U.S. export laws and regulatory requirements. Through an agile, team-based seminar and consulting approach, ECS’s staff is comprised of former government and defense industry officials. Experts in helping companies worldwide understand the complexities of the ITAR and EAR, the mission of ECS is to help clients build internal competencies and processes to meet competitive compliance challenges. For more information, visit www.exportcompliancesolutions.com.


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