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Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA)

Please click here for the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA) Charter.

Trade Advisory Committee on Africa Members

Member Name 


Benjamin AkuetePresident, African Trade and Investment Advisory Services, LLC
David BeckmannPresident, Bread for the World
Stephen CashinChief Executive Officer, Pan African Capital Group, LLC
Jack EdlowPresident, Edlow International Company
Sharon FreemanPresident, the All American Small Business Exporters Association
Katrin Kuhlmann President and Founder, New Markets Lab
Mark LevinsonChief Economist, Workers United, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Tim McCoySenior Advisor for Outreach, World Cocoa Foundation
J.B. PennChief Economist, Deere & Company
Ambassador Robin SandersPresident, FE3DS
Witney SchneidmanSenior International Advisor, Covington & Burling LLP
Ambassador Mattie Sharpless    Consultant, International Agribusiness & Trade Affairs
Marysue ShorePresident, Global Business Strategies
Ambassador John SimonFounding Partner, Total Impact Investors
Ambassador Charles StithAfrican Presidential Archives and Research Center
Jim ThallerManaging Director, Talier Group
Craig Owen WhitePartner, Hahn Loeser Law Firm

If you are interested in serving on a committee or would like more information, please contact