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MITA Board of Directors Member Receives NASBITE’s Award for International Trade (AIT)

MITA Board of Directors Member Receives NASBITE’s Award for International Trade (AIT)

May 10, 2017

Jen Pino-Gallagher, past president of the Madison International Trade Association and Director, Food & Agribusiness Practice Group for M3 Insurance, received the Wisconsin Advancing International Trade (AIT) award from NASBITE International at the association’s 30th Annual Conference held in Spokane, WA, March 31. Ms. Pino-Gallagher, is a widely respected member of the WI global trade community. She is a Wisconsin District Export Council (DEC) member and served three terms as President of the Madison International Trade Association.  
 
Pino-Gallagher is also a past board member of both the U.S. Dairy Export Council and of U.S. Livestock Genetic Export, Inc. Jen’s career in trade is distinguished by her superior capacity to champion trade issues both current and cutting edge so that WI exporters gain insights and practical assistance to achieving their export development goals. She is a leading State-wide partner in supporting and contributing to global trade initiatives across diverse groups and issues. 
 
Pino-Gallagher recently joined M3 Insurance, Wisconsin's largest privately held insurance brokerage, as Director of the Food & Agribusiness Practice Group. She also serves as a member of the Wisconsin District Export Council (DEC). Previously, Jen served as Director of the International Agribusiness Center for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.  
 
While at the WI Department of Agriculture, Pino-Gallagher set strategies and executed programs to grow the global markets for Wisconsin's diverse agricultural products. She developed cutting edge educational opportunities for Wisconsin businesses, executed trade-building missions on four continents and helped create global awareness of Wisconsin as a powerhouse in food and agricultural production.
 
Pino-Gallagher was nominated for the award by NASBITE board members Amy Coon, Associate Dean, College of Business and Management Cardinal Stritch University and Aleda Bourassa, MITA Board of Directors Member and President of ExportAble LLC (formerly of WCTC-Waukesha County Technical College) as well as a Wisconsin DEC member.
                                                                                                                           
 
The NASBITE International AIT award recognizes an individual’s or program’s dedication to international trade in their state and the outstanding achievement in supporting the growth of international trade. Recipients are individuals or trade offices at the State and Federal levels, educators at institutions of higher education, exporters and service providers. 
NASBITE International is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 dedicated to the advancement of international trade and its activities. Since developing its credential program in the early 2000’s the organization has awarded more than 1700 Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certifications. The annual conference attracts the global trade community from the US, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada, other regions of the world.  The 2018 conference will be held in March in Baltimore. For more information www.nasbite.org  NASBITE International is headquartered in Forest Hill, MD and managed by Stringfellow Management Group.