Food Export–Midwest

Creating Growth Opportunities Since 1969

Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export–Midwest) is a non-profit organization created in 1969 as a cooperative effort between 13 Midwestern state agricultural promotion 年龄ncies and the United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Our purpose is to provide a wide range of services to facilitate trade between Midwestern food suppliers and importers around the world.

Download our 2020 Annual Report

中西部赏金

中西部地区是世界上主要的粮食产地之一. It’s home to hundreds of companies that provide consumers around the globe with high quality processed food and agricultural products. 中西部的农民收获各种各样的产品,包括谷物, 油籽, 牲畜, 乳制品, 豆子, 水果, 和蔬菜. 

中西部的供应商还提供广泛的增值品牌和自有标签食品, 食品配料, 饲料原料, 和宠物食品.  

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Meet the Midwest Team

凯时App下载的国际市场专家团队位于芝加哥, 伊利诺斯州, and works alongside state member 年龄ncies, 美国农业部, 和外国农业服务局(FAS)来帮助你识别真正的市场机会,并为出口做好准备.

 

蒂姆•汉密尔顿
Executive Director
thamilton@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9200

蒂姆•汉密尔顿 is Executive Director of the Food Export Association of the Midwest USA and Food Export USA-Northeast. 这些协会共同促进了国际贸易的发展 服务你.S. exporters to over 40 countries around the world. 蒂姆 and his team work directly with the U.S. 食品行业, government officials, 世界各地的进口商和分销商设计和实施出口开发和推广 活动对你.S. food and agricultural products. 蒂姆还领导向美国政府提供财政支持的项目.S. 通过美国资助的食品和农产品出口商.S. Department of Agriculture's Market Access Program.

蒂姆 previously served as Chairman of the U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council. He holds an appointment to the U.S. 美国加工食品贸易农业技术咨询委员会.S. Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative. 他是美国协会高管协会和芝加哥协会论坛的成员.

蒂姆在食品制造和国际农业方面都有经验. 在1991年加入Food Export-Midwest和Food Export-Northeast之前 2000年,蒂姆是一家总部位于芝加哥的天然食品生产商的总经理. Early in his career he was a volunteer in the U.S. Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa. 作为一名农业推广代理,他专注于通过工作提高粮食产量 直接与该国偏远地区的农民和牧场主接触. A Wisconsin native, 蒂姆 holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of 国际 Business from DePaul University in Chicago.

米歇尔 Rogowski
副主任
mrogowski@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9218

自1997年8月以来,米歇尔一直在中西部食品出口公司工作. 米歇尔在该组织任职期间担任过各种职位. 米歇尔收到 她在德保罗大学获得政治学学士学位.

In her position as 副主任, 米歇尔 works closely with the Executive Director on office operations to ensure that the organization's overall mission always remains 当务之急. 米歇尔是土生土长的芝加哥人,在位于芝加哥南部的皮尔森长大.  

莫莉烧伤
品牌项目 Man年龄r
mburns@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9212

Molly joined Food Export–Midwest in June 2012. She previously held the position of a 联络, conducting outreach for various Food Export programs and serving as a key point-of-contact for clients in her region. 她在内布拉斯加州的奥马哈长大,就读于洛约拉大学 Chicago and majored in 国际 Studies. 在洛约拉大学期间,她有机会在意大利和中国留学, 这些经历极大地增加了她对国际贸易和协助美国的兴趣.S. 出口.

在她空闲的时候, 莫莉喜欢跑步,吃早午餐,探索芝加哥的许多社区.

格雷格•科恩
Communications Man年龄r
gcohen@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9215

Greg is a longtime (and 3rd generation!) Chicagoan, and he’s also lived in Cleveland, Boston and Germany.  他对美国中西部和东北食品出口并不陌生, 曾在各种通信和出口教育组织工作.  He has also been self-employed 作为一名按摩治疗师和健康教练,热爱各种食物和健康生活. Greg received his B.A. 来自塔夫茨大学国际关系和德语专业.

在他的空闲时间,他确实需要温习一下他的西班牙语 这样他就能跟上他在双语小学就读的儿子.

罗伯特·劳
Financial Man年龄r, CPA
rlowe@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9213

2002年8月,工作结束后,罗伯加入了食品出口协会 过去10年担任过各种管理会计职务. His most recent prior experience was as the Vice President of Finance for Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, a Midwest-based social services organization.

抢劫 在芝加哥南部长大,现在住在市中心. 他持有哈佛大学计算机科学学士学位, and received his CPA license in 1997. An avid golfer, 抢劫 enjoys spending the summer playing at all of the great courses in the area.

特蕾莎修女米勒
Strategic Partnerships Man年龄r
tmiller@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9208

特蕾莎·米勒在墨西哥城长大,但当她在墨西哥城做交换生时,她发现了中西部 her sophomore year in high school in Shawano, Wisconsin. Preferring the snow and cold over sunny Mexico, 她回到中西部,在威斯康星大学读研究生.

Prior to joining Food Export Association, Teresa worked 该组织的使命与食品出口协会类似. Whenever she has a chance, 她喜欢弹钢琴和航海(夏天只在芝加哥, 任何时候在墨西哥!).

迈克Weiand
IT经理
mweiand@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9210

2010年10月,麦克成为中西部和东北食品出口部门的IT主管. He is originally from the suburbs north of Chicago. 他在伊利诺斯州南部度过了12年,在那里他获得了学士学位 Degree in Information Systems Technologies and Master’s Degree in Geographic Information Systems from Southern 伊利诺斯州 University Carbondale (SIUC).

在回到芝加哥地区之前,Mike在SIUC的农村中心工作 凯时App农村医疗交通网络项目的卫生和社会服务发展, 为项目提供GIS专业知识,并担任部门的区域网络管理员.

保罗·韦斯
联络经理
pweiss@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9221

保罗于2011年9月加入美国中西部食品出口公司,担任联络员. Paul serves as the point of contact for all companies in his region who utilize Food Export-Midwest's programs and services, and also looks to develop new relationships 和你在一起.S. 食品生产商.

Paul earned his Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Economics with a focus on international trade from the University of 伊利诺斯州 (Urbana-Champaign). 他获得了国际接触和西班牙语技能 studying abroad in both Argentina and Costa Rica. 保罗的兴趣包括旅行、露营、志愿服务、运动和学习打鼓.

布伦丹·威尔逊
国际 Marketing Program Man年龄r
bwilson@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9220

布兰登来自明尼苏达州圣保罗,2013年2月开始在中西部食品出口公司工作. 在搬到芝加哥之前,布兰登曾在俄罗斯莫斯科生活和工作,担任英语教师. 他毕业于威斯康星大学麦迪逊分校, 他在哪里学习国际关系,俄语和英语.

在他的业余时间,布兰登最感兴趣的是披萨,阅读和观看绿湾包装工队.

Femke博世
Senior 国际 Marketing Program 协调员
fbosch@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9201

Femke于2016年3月加入Food Export-Midwest,作为国际营销计划的一部分. 她在荷兰出生和长大,但也曾在新加坡和南非生活过. 她毕业 from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with a Bachelor’s degree in 国际 Business and Man年龄ment and a Master’s degree in Marketing Man年龄ment.

在加入食品出口之前,Femke曾在两个非营利组织工作 in Chicago that work with inner-city youth. 在她的空闲时间,她喜欢旅行,做志愿者,并发现新的地方在芝加哥吃饭.

劳拉Buske
Communications 协调员 - Publications
lbuske@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9205

Laura was born and raised in the Chicago area and joined Food Export-Midwest as the Administrative Assistant in March of 2011. She joined the 国际 Marketing Program in 2013 and became the Communications 协调员 - Publications in March 2015. Prior to her employment at Food Export-Midwest, 她曾为电子和广告公司的企业高管提供支持.

在她的业余时间, Laura enjoys vacationing on a tropical beach, exploring new restaurants and spending time with her family.

帕梅拉Caruth
Administrative Assistant
pcaruth@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9222

Pamela is a lifelong Chicagoan, born and raised.  She joined Food Export-Midwest in November 2019.    This seasoned professional comes to Food Export with over 30 years of executive level administrative experience.  她之前曾在芝加哥市工作,她最近的男高音是在私营部门.   帕梅拉研究 在开始她的职业生涯之前在伊利诺斯州立大学.  

在她的业余时间,帕梅拉喜欢阅读,骑马,夏天在密歇根湖和现场音乐.

Marija Cereskeviciute
国际 Marketing Program Associate
mcereskeviciute@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9202

Marija于2019年11月加入Food Export-Midwest,作为国际营销计划的一部分. 她在立陶宛出生和长大,拥有学士学位 考纳斯科技大学市场营销学位. 在她的学习期间,她在西班牙格拉纳达完成了一个学期.

Before joining Food Export, Marija在立陶宛的政府机构工作,该机构实施非法工作预防 and raises occupational safety and health awareness.

在空闲时间,Marija喜欢旅行、阅读、跳舞和探索芝加哥. She is also addicted to chocolate.

艾琳·克罗利 
品牌项目 协调员
ecrowley@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9209

Erin joined Food Export–Midwest in February 2019 after having previously been an intern in the Chicago office in 2016. 她来自内布拉斯加州的奥马哈,但后来来到芝加哥 in 2012 to attend DePaul University. 她获得了国际研究和经济学学士学位, and had the opportunity to study abroad in Lima, 秘鲁. 毕业后,她在哥斯达黎加工作和教了两年英语. 

工作之余,艾琳喜欢烹饪新食物、阅读、玩棋盘游戏和户外活动. 

凯蒂LaBarge公司
品牌项目 Associate
klabarge@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9207

凯蒂LaBarge公司于2019年11月加入Food Export-Midwest,作为品牌计划的一部分. 凯蒂来自芝加哥,毕业于俄亥俄州辛辛那提市的泽维尔大学,成绩为B.A. 在社会学. 她曾在芝加哥、俄亥俄州和肯塔基州北部的一些非营利组织工作, and spent a year teaching English in South Korea. Before joining Food Export, Katie worked for a small accounting and tax preparation firm and is very happy to have returned to the nonprofit sector. 

在她空闲的时候, Katie enjoys reading, trying new recipes, baking, and traveling .

莎拉·拉尔森
Communications 协调员 - Social Media
slarson@courtneyandcompany.com I 215.829.9755

莎拉·拉尔森于2018年5月加入Food Export-Northeast,担任凯时App下载的通讯员 Associate – Social Media.   她收到了B。.A. 印第安纳大学比较文学和历史专业.  Previously she has worked as a Social Media 协调员 managing the social media presence of small businesses in the Greater Philadelphia Area. 

莎拉在加州长大,现在喜欢住在东海岸,体验所有的四季, 即使是冬天!  在她的空闲时间,她喜欢阅读各种体裁的作品,听百老汇的原声带, 发现新的播客,徒步穿越当地的威萨希肯山谷公园.

沙小
Finance/HR Associate
slittle@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9216

Sha joined Food Export-Midwest in late 2020. She previously worked for several companies in Chicago's northern suburbs and is looking forward to her new journey with Food Export.

马修·洛伦兹
联络
mlorenz@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9225

马修曾在美国中西部食品出口公司工作,于2020年加入该公司,担任联络员 as a cook in the northern suburbs of Chicago, an assistant brewer in Maryland, and a b年龄l baker in New Orleans. He most recently worked for a specialty food distributor in South Louisiana as a sales and service representative.

马修毕业 2015年毕业于新奥尔良大学,获得酒店专业学士学位, 餐厅, and Tourism Administration.

在他的业余时间,马修喜欢做饭,烤面包,阅读和吃奇怪的东西,他以前没有吃过.

马特 瘦的
它协调
mm年龄r@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9211

马特于2018年4月加入Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast. 他得到了A.A.S in Cyber Security in December 2017. 马特 had interned at JJC for 2 semesters, 一个在网络部门,另一个在服务台部门. While in school 马特 was able to participate in 2 National Cyber League competitions were he placed 26th out of 2077 competitors and 69th out of 2423 competitors.

马特 他在芝加哥西南郊区出生长大,他还活着吗. 在他的空闲时间,马特喜欢玩电子游戏,光盘高尔夫球,保龄球,当然还有睡觉. 

阿道夫•Montelongo
Senior Communications 协调员 - Marketing
amontelongo@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9204

Adolfo joined Food Export-Midwest in the fall of 2010. 他来自德克萨斯州的休斯顿,以B的成绩毕业于德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校.S. 在通信技术中. Prior to his employment with Food Export-Midwest, he worked in marketing with the WNBA, Clear Channel Radio, the Austin Marathon and in project man年龄ment. 他还曾在前国会议员肯·本特森(Ken Bentsen)那里实习.

In his free time he enjoys running, 在城市中发现新的就餐地点,为他的德克萨斯长角牛欢呼.  

Tia Regec
Communications Associate
tregec@courtneyandcompany.com I 215.829.9781

Tia于2020年8月加入Food Export-Northeast,担任沟通助理. 她毕业 in May 2020 and received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Tia已经 had multiple internship experiences, 在市场营销, 在坦普尔大学毕业之前,她曾在食品出口公司做过国际营销实习.

在空闲时间,蒂亚喜欢花时间在户外跑步和徒步旅行, 在城市中发现新的餐馆,与朋友和家人共度时光.

Zdenka参孙
国际 Marketing Program Associate
zsamson@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9219

Zdenka于2021年11月加入Food Export-Midwest的国际营销项目团队. She grew up in the Czech Republic where she also obtained her Master’s in 国际 Relations at Charles University in Prague. Her passion for langu年龄s and different cultures led her to spend a great chunk of her life exploring the world – whether it was through study abroad programs or in serving the U.S. 几个国家的政府作为外交和军事大家庭的一部分.

兹登卡拥有贸易促进和出口教育的背景, 他在捷克政府的一家出口促进机构工作了几年, 包括在美国的一个外国办事处工作过一段时间.S. She also worked as a project coordinator for various European non-profit organizations promoting human rights and inter-cultural bridgebuilding. 她精通多种语言,喜欢在空闲时间做家教和翻译. 你可能会看到她和家人在北部郊区散步或骑自行车. Zdenka volunteers for the Chicago Czech-American school and promotes citizen diplomacy through a local sister cities program.

保罗·索伦森
联络
psorenson@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9217

保罗一生都是威斯康辛人,后来搬到芝加哥,加入了中西部食品出口公司 2016年7月. 他以B的成绩毕业于威斯康星大学麦迪逊分校.S. 农业与应用经济学和发展经济学证书. 在加入食品出口之前,保罗曾在一家帮助教育的非营利机构实习 乳制品 producers from around the world.

在他的业余时间, Paul enjoys trying new foods, playing guitar and exploring the great city of Chicago.

维罗妮卡韦德
品牌项目 协调员
vwade@courtneyandcompany.com I 312.334.9239

维罗妮卡, 土生土长的芝加哥人, joined Food Export-Midwest in February 2009 as the 品牌项目 Assistant but and was promoted as the 品牌项目 协调员 in January 2010. 在她受雇于中西部食品出口公司之前,她曾担任 a Billing Man年龄r for an online investment company. Her primary responsibilities are initial review of reimbursement claims and corresponding and interacting with program participants regarding administrative and compliance issues of the 品牌项目.

维罗妮卡 received her undergraduate degree in Paralegal Studies and is seeking to complete her Master's in Forensics Psychology.

在她空闲的时候, she enjoys reading, watching documentaries and sports, and spending time with her family. 

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