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.
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: Don Wisenbaker, II
Chair Emeritus: Jason Brummerhop
First Vice Chair: James McDevitt
Second Vice Chair: Jagdip Ahluwalia
Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, Executive Director
Tel: 713 624 7131
Treasurer: David Morse
National DEC Steering Committee: Miguel Carranza
Executive Director (Non-voting member of Executive Committee)
Nyamusi K. Igambi
Director U.S. Commercial Service – Houston
Nyamusi.Igambi@trade.gov Tel: 281-228-5652
Other Members (Not on Executive Committee)
Letter of Credit Collection.Com, President
The Boeing Company, Senior Director - Strategy and Engagement
Roanoke Trade Services, Inc., Vice President, Marketing & Sales Support
Proven Logistics Solutions LLC, Principal
Abunden, Managing Director
Mascoat, Logistics Manager & Chief Compliance Officer
Hybas International, President and CEO
Willbros Facilities Engineering, Manager, Facilities Engineering
University of St Thomas, Assistant Professor of Int'l Studies
Houston Community College, International Business Program Coordinator
Headworks International, Executive Assistant to the Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President
Honorary Members (Not on Executive Committee)
Greater Houston Partnership, Director International Trade
City of Houston, Director
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 832-393-0985