Work experience

Work experience
2006 - Present

Project Director, Center for International Trade Development

El Camino College Business Training Center
  • Provide export/import assistance to the Los Angeles trade community—international trade events, training seminars, global market research and trade counseling
  • Facilitate and manage state and federal grants including trade capacity building, international trade compliance, aerospace and renewable energy export enabler programs
  • City-State Partner for The Export-Import Bank of the United States
2012 - Present


UCLA Extension

  • Management X460.903 (Registration No. Z4368W) International Trade & Commerce: Fundamentals of International Trade, Fall 2013 
  • Management X460.903 (Registration No. Z2785W) International Trade & Commerce: Fundamentals of International Trade, Summer 2013 
  • Management 777 (ID 224-752; Registration No. W9267) NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Exam Prep Review, Winter 2012
2010 - Present

Independent Contractor

Bronwen E. Madden Consulting

  • International trade curriculum development
  • International trade development training
  • Public speaking and panelist
  • Sourcing relations
2000 - 2006

International Business Manager

Missouri Department of Economic Development

  • Attracted foreign investment (business expansion/location) to Missouri
  • Worked Governor’s trade missions and trade/catalog shows worldwide; host international buyers and foreign dignitaries
  • Provided global trade counseling and conduct international market research
  • Developed and maintain client relations and partnerships globally
  • Conducted community education seminars
  • Missouri Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Ex-officio member
1999 - 2000

International Student Adviser

The International Center, University of Missouri-Columbia

  • Advised international students in F-1 visa status on immigration rules and regulations
  • Managed visa documentation process for international students in F and J status
  • Verified financial documentation and issued I-20 and IAP-66 forms
  • Managed health insurance fee waivers for sponsored students
  • Supervised work-study student workers
  • Conducted orientation seminars and recruitment for incoming international students



2005 - 2008

Executive Master of International Business

Saint Louis University

The John Cook School of Business has been a pioneer in recognizing the need for global business education. This vision has led to a highly recognized center of excellence in international business. The Boeing Institute of International Business (BIIB) was established in 1984 and offers a breadth of global business resources for students, alumni, the business community, plus other academicians and professional organizations.

Scholarship recipient; study abroad in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, China.

1994 - 1998

Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies

University of Missouri-Columbia

Minor in Spanish language; study abroad in Cuernavaca and Guadalajara, Mexico; AIESEC International internship, Executive Business English Instructor, Mexico City, Mexico.




Export Finance

International Trade Compliance

International Trade Missions

Global Market Research

Project Management


  • Partners of the Americas (U.S. Department of State) Business Fellowship at AmCham-Nicaragua, 2009
  • Rotary International Group Study Exchange (GSE), South Korea, 2002

Speaking Venues

  • NASBITE International Annual Conference
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program
  • Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) Annual Conference
  • National District Export Council (DEC) Annual Conference
  • City of Los Angeles Trade Connect Series
  • Multiple educational institutions in Missouri and California


  • Time with family and friends
  • Community outreach
  • International travel & culture
  • Animal rights


Accredited Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) with over 15 years of experience in international trade and business development. In-depth knowledge of exporting, importing, global customs and cultures with experience in over 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Passionate about finding workplace solutions and taking on opportunities in dynamic business environments.

Professional Trainings

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation Course, 2011
  • LACBFFA, U.S. Customs Broker Exam Preparation Course, 2010
  • USDOC Bureau of Industry and Security, How to Develop an Export Management and Compliance Program, 2009
  • U.S. Census Bureau, AES Compliance Seminar, 2009
  • USDOE BIE (Title VIB), Directors’ Conference, 2008 and 2010
  • Ex-Im Bank Delegated Authority (for Lenders), 2008
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Enterprise Development Network, 2008
  • Certified NxLevel Instructor, 2007
  • USDOC BIS, Complying with U.S. Export Controls, 2007
  • Heartland Economic Development Graduate (CEcD training), 2006
  • The Extraordinary Leader: Going from Good to Great, 2005
  • Basic Supervision, 2004
  • Influencing for Win-Win Outcomes, 2004
  • Situational Leadership, 2004
  • Employee Performance Planning and Appraisal, 2004
  • Access 2000 Introduction and Intermediate, 2003
  • NAFTA Certificate and Rules of Origin, 2003
  • GLOBE: Global Leadership Opportunities for Business Executives, 2002
  • Diversity Training, 2002
  • Creating a Customer-Centered Culture Video Workshop, 2002
  • NAFSA F-1 Regulations for Beginners, 2000


2007 - 2018

Certified Global Business Professional

NASBITE International