NEXCO Board of Directors
Barney Lehrer, President – International Internet Strategies
Mr. Barney Lehrer is a recognized consultant for international B2B online trade and commerce. His company, International Internet Strategies, serves clients including trading companies, exporters and government agencies worldwide.Since 1994 Barney Lehrer has been a pioneer and leader in the world of online international B2B information and commerce. He made the fita.org (http://fita.org) site a preeminent portal on the web for resources and information about international trade and for many years edited and distributed FITA’s bi-weekly newsletter “Really Useful Resources for International Trade Professionals” (http://reallyusefulsites.com). He also was instrumental in the development of GlobalTrade.net (http://globaltrade.net), a social networking website for the international trade community. Mr. Lehrer also is a leader in many international trade-related associations in the U.S. He is President of NEXCO (http://www.nexco.org), the oldest international trade association in New York City and Vice Chairman of the New York District Export Council (http://newyorkdec.org). Mr. Lehrer is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also has earned the Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) certification from NASBITE International. Before entering the international trade profession, Mr. Lehrer was a Juilliard-trained professional cellist performing frequently in the US, Europe and North and South America.
Board Vice President – Position Vacant
Board Treasurer – Position Vacant
David Reiff, Board Secretary
President – Manor Trade Development Corp.
Susan T. Gilligan, Senior Associate Transaction Banking – Australia & New Zealand Banking Group
HENRY LAPIDOS, President – Export Trade of America Inc.
Henry Lapidos is the General Manager of an Export Management Firm servicing the needs of major North American Consumer Goods, Food Manufacturers and industrial Packaging Materials since 1981. As an Export Management Company they are responsible for territorial sales, trade financing, the foreign currency risks, marketing and international exhibitions. They have a fully staffed support team (traffic and logistics, accounting, sales and marketing. Currently the firm exports to over 50 different countries.
NEIL LENOK, Managing Director – The World Academy
Neil has been involved in international business for close to 30 years. He travels extensively in key global markets in Europe, Asia, and Latin America; developing marketing strategies, identifying distributors and prospects for his important clientele. Neil is an accomplished seminar instructor on Import/Export Trade as well a sales, sales management, and negotiation skills training. He has lectured with numerous global associations and organizations, inclusive of The World Academy, American Management Association Pan Asia Council, the American Pet Products Association, Federal District Export Council, Air forwarders Association, and The Transportation Intermediaries Association. Neil is an active partner in American River International, which is a premiere international consulting and logistics company based in New York.
Robert Leo, Esq., Partner – Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury
Liaison to U.S. Department of Commerce:
K.L. Fredericks, International Trade Specialist – US Department of Commerce