I had the pleasure to work with Bronwen at the Los Angeles Regional Export Council. Her leadership skills and knowledge of international trade issues helped the organization thrive. Bronwen brought fresh and innovative ideas and proposals to the organization. At the same time, she balanced the various interests of the many organizations and agencies involved with LARExC. She is the utmost professional and has a brilliant mind.
Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center Los Angeles
If there is one person that impressed me during my time at working with CITD was Bronwen Madden. Her open personality always willing to help and her deep knowledge and understanding of the international trade forces are strong assets that you can find only in few people throughout your business life. I have the highest opinion of Bronwen as a professional and as a person.
Carlos Sol, Owner, Connections Unlimited
Bronwen is one of the greatest professionals I've ever worked with. She possesses all the skills necessary to be successful in the business world.
Olevia Yim, Sr. Specialist at U.S. Government
I have worked with Bronwen for the past seven years in the international trade community in Los Angeles. Bronwen has been an excellent local partner for the US Department of Commerce - US Commercial Service. She is knowledgeable in all areas of exporting and has built a solid reputation as a resource for small and medium sized companies. She has been a reliable partner that is able to deliver for clients under the most difficult budget circumstances. Over the past several years, Bronwen has been able to develop creative solutions for assisting California companies with exporting. She has managed websites, used innovative technologies for collaboration, and implemented training programs and workshops to inform and educate companies.
Bronwen is a key partner for the US Commercial Service with the California STEP, a fund that assists small and medium sized companies with offsetting the cost of participating in foreign trade shows. I have worked with Bronwen on the Hong Kong Food Expo(2012) and the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (2012, 2013) to fund California company's participation in the shows. Bronwen was accessible to the companies and worked to insure that companies were prepared to participate in a foreign trade show and take advantage of all the government resources that are at their disposal during the exhibitions.
I recommend Bronwen for any position that would entail her developing a strategy to increase the global footprint of a company or serve as a director for a government funded program that assist businesses with entering global markets.
Terri Batch, Sr. International Trade Specialist at US Department of Commerce
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Bronwen for the past two years through our common affiliations with the Export-Import Bank and with NASBITE. She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of international trade and is a consummate professional. Her efforts have been instrumental in making the CITD one of Ex-Im Bank’s top City/State Partners. One of the things that impress me most about Bronwen is that she has proven herself to be a true creative problem solver – one who sees obstacles as opportunities to be an overcomer. She’s also one of the most enthusiastic and high-energy people I know!
Michael K. Jackson, Director of City/State Partners at Export-Import Bank of the United States
Bronwen has been a valuable colleague of the California Centers for International Trade Development or better known as CITDs. Her contributions have been significant to the CITD Network and to the many companies she has advised. She is a Certified International Trade Specialist and a leader in our field. Her enthusiasm supporting numerous projects through our network and with our partners has given her recognition as a unique resource among international trade professionals. She has lead innovative programs and has been an invaluable team member. Bronwen is a committed and knowledgeable international trade professional.
Victor Castillo, Deputy Sector Navigator for Global Trade & Logistics at Southwestern Community College District
Bronwen possesses both a deep and a broad knowledge of International Trade. She is as much at home working with a business person who wants to add importing and exporting to their business as she is in presenting high level concepts to well informed members of the International Trade community. She is well respected in her community and works with colleagues at the National, State and local level. Her work is delivered on time and is often exceeds expectations.
Becki Walker, Experienced Market Validation Consultant, Marketing Strategist & Small Business Development Expert
Bronwen is a very effective executive director of organizations that provide services to businesses. Her particular expertise is in international trade finance, so she possesses a network of bankers, government agencies, trade associations, and international credit insurance professionals that she can bring to bear on any business's need to expand its markets internationally and to finance the same expansion.
She has been a very effective partner to identify such businesses, and to follow up with them to screen out their financial and geographic requirements, and to put them in touch with providers who have the solutions they need.
At the same time, operating as managing director of a not-for-profit company, she is a highly effective fundraiser and successful grant writer.
Bronwen brings high energy and intelligence to the job, and I would recommend her for a wide range of industrial, commercial, or financial responsibilities.
David Josephson, Managing Director at Export-Import Bank of the United States
Bronwen is an excellent partner. She's very meticulous and knowledgeable of international trade. She’s a great resource to her partners, clients, and colleagues.
Delia Valdivia, Senior International Trade Specialist at U.S. Commercial Service
Thank you Bronwen for your excellence in client relations and product knowledge. You did an excellent job organizing the executing the Export Trade Finance & Insurance Seminar launching the Spanish language Trade Finance Guide. You have been instrumental in finding resources/trade opportunities for small businesses and are an invaluable partner. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Caroline Brown, Director: Global Trade & Supply Chain at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bronwen has not only been a pleasure to work with, but she has also been instrumental in working as a partner with our organization. She is extremely knowledgeable and goes out of her way to assist in putting together people who can use each others assets. I have seen her speak to an audience with poise, grace and skill and I believe any company would benefit with Bronwen on its team.
Peggy Rupp, Service/Marketing Rep at Corporation for Int'l Business
Bronwen is the most knowledgeable international consultant and educational professional that I have worked with in the past seven years. I highly recommend Bronwen, her professionalism, integrity and “can-do” attitude are certainly contagious for all of us and her management whom always regarded her with high accolades of her many accomplishments.
Patricia Call, Economic Development & Career Pathways
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.
Havaca Johnson, Student, University of Missouri-Columbia
Bronwen Madden possesses expert knowledge in importing and exporting essentials for businesses in various industries with a focus in business matchmaking. 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!
Alex Davis, Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), El Camino College
Bronwen is knowledgeable, driven, and extremely hard working. Her efforts have greatly impacted the success of the Green Export Enabler Program.
Ryan Mulholland, Renewable Energy Trade Specialist, United States Department of Commerce
I've really enjoyed working with Bronwen on various projects - her knowledge and passion for international business and follow through is commendable.
Jeff Williamson, Statewide Director, CITD Center for International Trade Development
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.
Kollyn Kanz, Chair, Women in International Trade - Los Angeles (WIT-LA)
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.
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.
Lanie Denslow, International Director, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)
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.
Scott Winton, Student, University of Missouri-Columbia
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.
Alice Bernard-Jones, International Business Manager, Missouri Development Finance Board
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.
Bobby Becka, Director of Grants Development, El Camino College
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.
Sang Kim, Director, Asian Affairs Center, University of Missouri-Columbia
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 perseverance.
Wilma Prifti, Director, International Business Internship Exchange, Webster University
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.
Marie Dussault, Commercial Loan Officer & Trade Finance, Export-Import Bank City/State Partners
Bronwen is one of the most dedicated people I know. She always goes the extra mile to make sure her international tradeshow 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.
Starleen Van Buren, Director, Small Business Development Center, El Camino College
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.
Norman Harris, Manager, Customs Clearance, Panalpina, Inc.
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.
Andy Karellas, Professional Staff, U.S. House of Representatives - Small Business Committee
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.
Hiroaki Shino, Director, State of Missouri Japan Trade and Investment Office
Bronwen is exceptionally knowledgeable about international trade and e-commerce 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.
Barney Lehrer, Vice President, Global Trade SAS/FITA
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.
Jose Anaya, Dean of Community Advancement, El Camino College