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Work experience

2006Present

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
2012Present

Instructor

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
2010Present

Independent Contractor

Bronwen E. Madden Consulting

  • International trade curriculum development
  • International trade development training
  • Public speaking and panelist
  • Sourcing relations
20002006

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
19992000

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

Projects

Education

20052008

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.

19941998

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.

References

Havaca Johnson

Bronwen was an excellent student advisor at the International Center at the University of Missouri. She took the time to get to know the students at a personal level and gained their trust. No matter the issue -- be it with a visa or with scholarship issues, she was able to provide them with top notch services.

Alex Davis

Bronwen Madden possesses expert knowledge in importing and exporting essentials for businesses in various industries with a focus in business match-making. She continues to demonstrate her innate ability to identify clients' needs and match them accordingly with opportunities that transition them into the next level of operating in a globally competitive market. Most importantly, Bronwen is results driven and always keeps her eye on the goal. Should you need resources to take your business global, I wholeheartedly recommend that you have a chat or in-person meeting with Bronwen. The SBDC is honored to have Bronwen as part of its team!

Jeremy James

Bronwen is an extremely knowledgeable and helpful person to work with. Her attention to detail and commitment to quality is unparalleled. I would recommend Bronwen without hesitation.

Ryan Mulholland

Bronwen is knowledgeable, driven, and extemely hard-working. Her efforts have greatly impacted the success of the Green Export Enabler Program.

Jeff Williamson

I've really enjoyed working with Bronwen on various projects - her knowledge and passion for international business and follow through is commendable.

Kollyn Kanz

I have worked with Bronwen in various capacities in the International Trade Community and she is always a pleasure to work with. She is experienced, knowledgeable, intelligent, and creative. You can always count on her to get things done with unflagging enthusiasm.

Lanie Denslow

I always enjoy working with Bronwen. She's managed several programs where I was a presenter and she was organized, well prepared, and provided excellent information about the group and the program goals. It is a pleasure to recommend her as someone who is knowledgeable, professional and thoughtful.

Scott Winton

While a student at the University of Missouri, I interned at the State of Missouri's Department of Economic Development, Division of Business Development and Trade, under the supervision of Bronwen Madden. Despite being an undergraduate intern, Bronwen treated me as a regular work colleague empowering me to go beyond my normal tasks in order to get a broader experience out of an internship. Bronwen is an encouraging and inspiring leader who continued to serve as a close friend and mentor after my internship. If it weren't for Bronwen's encouragement, I would not have had the guts (or courage) to pursue a dream of serving in the U.S. Foreign Service (I currently serve in the U.S. Foreign Service). Lastly, her most impressive quality is her ability to innovate to make the office run more efficiently and more effectively. Bronwen is a natural leader, teacher, and mentor.

Bobby Becka

Bronwen Madden and I met after we both began at the El Camino College Business Training Center in 2006, her as Deputy Director of the Center for International Trade Development, myself as the Director of Grants Development. Her expert knowledge of international business made assisting her with grant applications a breeze. Bronwen is experienced and knowledgeable in various areas of the International Trade Community, and seems to build an instant rapport with the small business owners with whom she consults. She offers insight and contributes to their businesses in creative ways, demonstrating time and again her ability to identify clients' needs and match them with appropriate and beneficial opportunities that will transition them into the next level of global market operations. I write this recommendation as a colleague and a friend, and with complete confidence that Bronwen Madden will always give 130% and deliver exemplary results.

Alice Bernard-Jones

Bronwen is a true professional who takes her work very seriously. Her out put is phenomenal and is a joy to have on a team. She is a friendly lovely colleague.

Sang Kim

Most of us who have worked closely with Bronwen observed that she is a stellar representation of the State of Missouri, both for what it stands for and what in can offer. Her strong networking and interpersonal skills have strengthened many relationships. Bronwen has the charm to energize people around her. Bronwen is absolutely great to work with to get any job done as she is very versatile, multi-tasking and flexible.

Wilma Prifti

Bronwen has connections with people all over the world. She develops strong relationships that last and is always eager to help others get the job done! She is passionate about international business and is successful because of her experience, intelligence and perseverence.

Starleen Van Buren

Bronwen is one of the most dedicated people I know. She always goes the extra mile to make sure her international trade show events go off with out a hitch and protocol is followed to a T. She is a fast learner, always on the look out for better, faster and more efficient ways to get work done.

Marie Dussault

Bronwen is a dedicated self-starter that can be relied upon to get things done. She is smart, approachable and can quickly form a good rapport with clients and fellow professionals. She understands issues at hand and contributes to coming up with the right solutions.

Andy Karellas

I've worked for and with Bronwen for the past 10 years, and she's been a great mentor and colleague. She brings a tremendous amount of energy and expertise around international trade issues, and I continue to lean on her for input regarding trade policy in Washington, DC. She is a great friend and a prize asset to her organization.

Nancy Woo Hiromoto

Bronwen has emerged as an active member in the international trade community. I especially commend her for her diligence and service on the board of directors of Women in International Trade. Bronwen's export knowledge and experience through CITD and her continuing participation in various trade groups will propel her to great leadership roles in world trade.

Norman Harris

For several years I have been working with Ms. Madden as Education Chair for the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, Inc. We have coordinated various educational events in logistics including product code training with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ACE training with U.S. Customs and Border Protection as well as training for the Customs Broker Licensing examination. All of the events have been successful due to her extensive knowledge of the industry, meticulous attention to detail and seasoned organizational skills.

Hiroaki Shino

I had been working with Bronwen as her liaison to the Missouri Japan Office for several years. I found her to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile.

Besides being a joy to work with, Bronwen is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. She has successfully developed several marketing plans for the State of Missouri that have resulted in increased export sales from Missouri to Japan. I highly recommend Bronwen. She is a team player and would make a great asset to any organization.

Barney Lehrer

Bronwen is exceptionally knowledgeable about international trade and ecommerce and is a pleasure to work with. She is an excellent presenter and very diligent researcher and advisor. I highly recommend her for any position or contract she would be offered.

Jose Anaya

Bronwen is doing a great job as the Deputy Director at Center for International Trade Development (CITD) at El Camino College. Her experience and contacts in the international trade arena enable the CITD to better serve the Los Angeles region. She utilizes new marketing technologies to better reach customers in new and creative ways. Bronwen constantly seeks out grant opportunities that strategically strengthen new and existing partnerships. As a result of her efforts, El Camino College is recognized as a leader in international trade.

Skills

Spanish
Export Finance
International Trade Compliance
International Trade Missions
Global Market Research
Project Management

Fellowships

  • 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

Interest

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

Summary

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

Certifications

20072018

Certified Global Business Professional

NASBITE International