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WTC Buffalo Niagara Announces New President & CEO

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BUFFALO, NY, USA - The World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara Board of Directors are proud to welcome John Manzella as the new President and CEO.

John’s significant experience in international trade will benefit companies throughout WTCBN’s territory that includes most of Upstate New York and Southern Ontario, Canada.

John Manzella is an author, speaker, and the chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. He also is the founder of both Manzella Trade Communications, a strategic communications, publishing and consulting firm, and the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic news and analysis.

WTCBN Chairman Kenneth Franasiak states, “We look forward to having John join the organization, and are excited for the new initiatives that he will lead our team through to assist area companies with international growth.”

John has written hundreds of articles and several books, including the newly released Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness. His op-eds have been nationally syndicated and his views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News, and Buffalo News. Additionally, he is a contributing writer for American City Business Journals, owner of 43 metropolitan weekly publications.

In addition to having John join the WTCBN team, WTCBN will be offering new services along with traditional consulting, certification programs, seminars and networking in an effort to better serve you and the community. These include:

  • On site presentations and workshops with a focus on global growth and risk mitigation.
  • Reports that provide insight and analysis on critical issues and global business development.
  • Foreign investment attraction.
  • Inbound and outbound trade missions.
  • Public affairs and advocacy efforts designed to educate stakeholders and elected officials on policies that support international business.

Please feel free to reach out directly to John to discuss WTC Buffalo Niagara programs and initiatives. 

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