The Houston District Export Council
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The Houston District Export Council (HDEC) serves current and future exporters in 33 counties in Southeast Texas. Founded in 1977, HDEC was one of the earliest DEC's formed in the country. Its members and associate members represent an extensive array of manufacturers, service companies, export facilitators, educators, professional advisors and government agencies.


HDEC's members travel extensively to all parts of the globe; while many have lived and worked overseas they bring extensive knowledge of doing business beyond U.S. borders.


HDEC's agenda is driven by its committees which reflect the priorities established in annual strategic planning retreats. Leadership is provided by the Chair, Vice Chair and the USEAC District Director who serves as Executive Secretary. HDEC's standing committees are Outreach, Knowledge Transfer and Special Projects. HDEC also works closely with DEC's in North Texas, Central Texas (Camino Real) and West Texas on projects to build and strengthen exporting infrastructure throughout the state of Texas.


Mission Statement
The HDEC shall help foster U.S. economic growth and create American jobs by stimulating and facilitating the export of goods and services from companies located in Southeast Texas.

DEC Members are approved by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and act similar to a board of directors.  


Associate Members of the DEC do not need such approval but attend DEC events and can support the DEC through their volunteer efforts as well. Want to learn more about DEC Membership?


The Houston DEC Executive Committee includes the following positions:


Chair: Jason Brummerhop

Amegy Bank , Senior Vice President Tel: 713-232-1892


Chair Emeritus: Karl Maier

Abunden, Corporate Transformation Consultant Tel: 713.927.6182


First Vice Chair: Pam Holdrup
Proven Logistics Solutions, Principal/Owner Tel: 713-963-4678


Second Vice Chair: James McDevitt

The Woodlands Group, Managing Director Tel: 214-908-1845


Secretary: Emma Ford
Schlumberger, Trade Compliance & Customs Area Manager, Americas Tel: 281.285.8041


Treasurer: Cortney Hancock
Entrance Software, Sales Vice President Tel: 901-832-9330


National DEC Steering Committee: Miguel Carranza

One Source Risk Management and Funding, Inc., Sales VP Tel: 281-566-3309


Executive Director (Non-voting member of Executive Committee)

Nyamusi K. Igambi

Director U.S. Commercial Service – Houston Tel:  281-228-5652


Other Members (Not on Executive Committee)

Jagdip Ahluwalia
Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, Executive Director Tel: 713 624 7131


Debra Capko

Pegasus Inc., Managing Director Tel: 281-590-7600


Jolie Cosman
Letter of Credit Collection.Com, CEO Tel: 281-443-6845

Darcie Durham

The Boeing Company, Senior Director Southwest Region Tel: 281.226.4511


Theresa Garcia
Roanoke Trade Services, Inc., Vice President, Marketing & Sales Support Tel: 713-533-2115


James McDevitt

The Woodlands Group, Managing Director Tel: 214-908-1845


Keith Miceli
PKF of Texas, International Business Advisor Tel: 713 860-1470

Ashley Moore

Joiner Trade Law


David Morse

DBM Consulting


Eric Nilsson
Mascoat, Logistics Manager & Chief Compliance Officer Tel: 713-465-0304

Lisa Phillip

Hybas International, President and CEO Tel: 281-855-6029


Andrew Pidgirsky
LewisBrisbois, Partner Tel: 713-659-6767


Bill Prout, Past Chair

Bank of Texas, Senior Vice President, Commercial Tel: 713.289.5894


Hebab Quazi
Willbros Facilities Engineering, Manager, Facilities Engineering Tel: 713-403-8021


Mary Rafipour
Trade Compliance and Logistics


David Reed
Amarr Garage Doors, Director of International Sales Tel: 832-717-5061


Richard Sindelar
University of St Thomas, Assistant Professor of Int'l Studies Tel: 713-525-3819


Deanna Teel
Houston Community College, International Business Program Coordinator Tel: 713-718-5873

John M. Vandy
Exotex Pipe, President
GTherm Energy, Vice President and General Manager Tel: 954-304-5793


Bojan Vukovic

Headworks International, Executive Assistant to the Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President Tel: 713-647-6667


Don Wisenbaker, II

Royal Equipment, CFO Tel: 281-292-1690


Honorary Members (Not on Executive Committee)


Josh Davis

Greater Houston Partnership,Director International Trade Tel: 713-844-3600



Horacio Licon

Greater Houston Partnership, VP Intl Investment & Trade Tel: 713-844-3600


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