The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City is a regional nonprofit professional association committed to building a strong and successful international business network in the Kansas City region. To achieve this, ITCGKC connects professionals and global partners in the international business and academic communities, delivers timely international trade education, and bridges access to relevant resources.
The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City was founded during World War II by a group of area business leaders, led by J.C. Nichols, with the purpose of promoting Kansas City’s regional products and trade prospects. Since our founding in 1944 our mission has changed slightly to reflect the times but has retained our core values – to foster development, expansion and education of international trade.
Pam Dobies Ph.D.
Dr. Pam Dobies enjoys her role as Executive Director of the ITCGKC which she has held since early 2015. Her professional experiences reflect her passion for exploring, creating, and fine-tuning human-friendly systems such as the ITCGKC. Pam’s professional experiences have crossed many disciplines and geographic boundaries. Each role showcased her talents as a creative problem solver, innovator, and masterful designer of cost-effective service operations. These same talents brought her recognition for innovations she introduced while an instructor, manager, consultant, and marketing representative in diverse service fields; these included insurance, criminal justice, information systems, university business education, and corporate training. Pam sees a great future for the ITCGKC and its relationship with the international trade community in the Kansas City metro and beyond.
|Anh Halliburton, 2nd Vice President
Design Resources, Inc.
|Anthony Houchin, Secretary
Adduci Mastriani & Schaumbert
Miller & Company, P.C.
ARI Global, Inc.
Clinical References Laboratory
Arno Global Consulting, LLC
|Jay Devers, 1st Vice President
Bestway International / Hellman Worldwide Logistics
|Julie Creek, Ph.D
South American Trade Co.
Wyandotte County Economic Development Council
|Mehgan Flynn, Past President
Bannockburn Global Forex
RS Electric Corporation
Staples Promotional Products
William Jewel College
|Zoraya Rowlands, President
Advisory Board and International Partners
Kansas Department of Commerce
Portage Group Public Affairs
Edgerton Group Global
Missouri Department of Economic Development
US Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade
Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, MO
U.S. Commercial Service – Kansas City