New York DEC Members

Each New York DEC member has special expertise in international trade, and is dedicated to helping businesses in our state develop global sales.


DEC Executive Committee

Andrea Ratay – Chairperson
TD Bank, N.A.

Christine Pomeranz – Vice-Chair
Fashion Institute of Technology

Joseph Schoonmaker Secretary/Treasurer
Risk Protection International

Carmela Mammas – Executive Secretary 
New York U.S. Export Assistance Center


Members of the New York DEC


Barbara Barran, Classic Rug Collection, Inc.
Peter Bengston, The New York Public Library
Jess Collen, Rothwell Figg
Thomas A. CookBlue Tiger International
John Costanzo, LDK Global Logistics
Lawrence DelsonDelson International
Walter Dietrich, Central National Gottesman Inc.
Edward DorianDorian Drake International, Inc.
Allan Feldman, Leveraged Marketing Corporation of America (LMCA)
Rattan Hermrajani,US Marketing Corp.
Thomas KehoeKingsbridge Strategies, Inc.
Douglas Langhans, Study New York
Henry LapidosExport Trade of AmericaGroceries USAFishing USA
Timothy LeeAccenture LLP
Barney Lehrer, International Internet Strategies
Robert LeoMeeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury
Charles Ludmer
Albert MangelsLee Spring Company
Joseph Mantello, Qosina Corp.
Lene SkouWeissman Center for International Business/Baruch College/CUNY
Myles M. Matthews, Global Trade and Technology Center
Aimee OkamotoIndustrial Metals International Ltd.
Nancy C. PloegerIWEC Foundation
David Reiff, Manor Trade Development
Fred SamplinerS. S. Sampliner & Co. Inc.
Rado SaragihPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
Isaac M. Savitt
Rashida SykesJohnson & Johnson, Inc.
Daniel Tristan, Spectronics Corporation
Thomas ValentineMainfreight Inc. 
Jian Xiao, Turning Point Solutions


Partners of the New York DEC

Charles J. Dugan, TD Bank, N.A.
Lennox RuizEmpire State Development
Lauren MerkelEmpire State Development
Justin KreamerNew York City Economic Development Corporation
Melissa GuinanNew York City Economic Development Corporation


New York DEC Advisory

Peter Tierney, Harlem USEAC
Joan Kanlian, Westchester USEAC
Marisel Trespalacios, Long Island USEAC
Eduard Ekel, Small Business Administration
Richard Foy, EXIM Bank