Shutts & Bowen LLP Tampa Partner, Olga M. Pina, was recently reappointed to the Central – North Florida District Export Council (DEC) by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross.
A Central-North Florida DEC Council Member for the past four years, Olga will once again serve the Council as a selected member of the appointed group of business professionals and experts in exporting for the North, Central, West and Space Coast regions of Florida. She will pool her knowledge with the other 29 Council members to provide professional real-world advice to U.S. exporters and the Florida international trade community.
According to the organization, the DEC is Florida’s premier volunteer public-private international business development group. DEC members are appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, who serves as the voice of U.S. businesses within the President’s Cabinet. The Central-North Florida District Export Council is one of the 61 such councils established by the U.S. Department of Commerce, to represent the interests of the U.S. exporting community and provide “business counseling on the export process, trade education through seminars and community outreach” to encourage firms in local service areas to export.
About Olga M. Pina
Olga M. Pina is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. Olga practices in the areas of corporate, securities, international business transactions and export compliance, including compliance with U.S. Treasury (OFAC) regulations relating to embargoed countries and customs seizures. She has extensive experience in corporate transactions, including cross-border joint ventures and securities issues in Latin America. Olga is Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney and has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America® since 2009 in corporate law. Olga serves as a member of the firm’s Cuba Task Force. She is the founder of the Tampa Chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (TBOWIT), having served several terms as its president, and is instrumental in bringing in international speakers to Tampa and coordinating events for TBOWIT’s members and potential members. Olga has written and presented to various groups on legal issues in international transactions.