Aaron Miller, Director of VA SBDC International Trade, housed at George Mason University, works with small businesses to help them increase sales through exports, comply with U.S. regulations, and build or augment their export competencies. Aaron is the former Vice Chairman of the Virginia/DC District Export Council. He also serves on the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Virginia Advisory Committee and is one of GMU’s two designated Ashoka Changemaker campus leaders with the mission to make social innovation and Changemaking the new norm in higher education.
Dulce Zahniser, Senior Trade Specialist, specializes in importing, exporting, international trade compliance and trade finance. She has over 40 years experience in over 40 countries. She has held senior roles with Towpath, US Trade and Development Agency, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Willdan Group and is a Certified Global Business Professional and member of the District Export Council. Dulce has a Master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy and participated in EU programs in Brussels and at Oxford.
Chris Van Orden, Certified Global Business Professional, specializes in the food and beverage industry. Mr. Van Orden managed marketing and beer strategy and Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company where he guided new product releases, developed operational processes and provided strategic growth insights for one of Virginia’s largest craft breweries. Chris oversaw a $1B federal budget as a Presidential Management Fellow with the US Department of Education’s Budget Service.