Madison International Trade Association: Elects new president

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MADISON, WI – The Board of Directors of the Madison International Trade Association (MITA) this past month elected a new president.

Stanley Pfrang, International Business Manager with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will lead the association for the next year. Pfrang replaces outgoing president Ken Wasylik of E.M. Wasylik and Associates.

Pfrang assumes the leadership role at a time of phenomenal growth for the organization. Now in its 32nd year, MITA has over 140 members and attendance at monthly meetings has grown consistently by 22% over the previous year’s attendance.

Last year, MITA completed an innovative rebranding campaign designed to raise the awareness of the international programs and information MITA provides the trade community.

“I’ve been involved with international business for nearly 25 years, but there’s always something new to learn,” stated Pfrang. “I’m looking forward to leading MITA and advancing its goals of keeping international professionals informed of the latest trends, opportunities and developments in international trade.”

Biography

Stanley Pfrang is an International Business Manager with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation responsible for Northwestern Wisconsin and a specialist in Canada. Pfrang started with Wisconsin’s international trade program in 1987 and has served as Foreign Office Liaison and an International Research Specialist. He has coordinated the Division’s publications, websites, and statistical information. He was previously employed by Transportation Services, a freight brokerage in Appleton. Pfrang received an M.S. in Marketing and a B.A. in Geography and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He served two terms as president of the Madison International Trade Association in 2000-2002.

About MITA

MITA is a Madison, Wisconsin-based organization whose mission is to foster understanding of the issues, practices, information, legislation and trends that affect and influence all aspects of international trade. Membership includes a broad spectrum of professionals interested in and involved with international trade throughout the state of Wisconsin. Membership, meetings and information are open to all interested parties of the public, and professionals at all levels of international organizations participate in MITA activities. Member companies include manufacturers, food companies, and services providers such as freight forwarders, banks, law firms as well as universities and governmental institutions. More information is available at the website: http://www.mitatrade.org.