Salt Lake City, Utah – 23 January 2009 – The World Trade Association of Utah today announced, at its monthly luncheon, that Bill Waterbury will serve for 2009 as the President of the organization’s Board of Directors. Bill Waterbury’s first action as President was to thank the departing President, Cynthia Halliday, for her service in 2008. Bill will work closely with the Board and with the 2009 Vice Presidents, Danielle Lower and Brent Hansen. The World Trade Association of Utah, now an affiliate of the World Trade Center Utah, is managed by a separate governing board, reflecting its 30 year tradition of promoting international business in Utah and offering the international business community a forum to discuss innovative ideas, learn about successful enterprises and make essential international business connections. Waterbury says, “Utah is global, and the World Trade Association of Utah helps bring together professionals with an interest in international trade and business working worldwide. There are unique opportunities to see international businesses from the inside workings, actively pursuing international connections and opportunities while recognizing best business practices.” Waterbury has over 30 years of personal experience in international trade and business. “I’ve been involved in international business my entire career in different ways and continue to see new opportunities and people involving international trade through this forum,” says the new WTA President.
As a new affiliate of the World Trade Center Utah, led by President & CEO Lew Cramer, the World Trade Association of Utah continues its operations as a non-profit organization whose members include individuals, corporations, government, academic institutions, service providers to the international business community in Utah, and many others. The World Trade Association of Utah provides a forum for exchange of ideas and information through a schedule of monthly luncheons with key speakers and special events to strengthen the knowledge and value of their global association.
To find out more about the World Trade Association of Utah visit http://www.wtaofutah.org
Salt Lake City, Utah – 23 February 2007 – The World Trade Association of Utah’s President, Paul Savage, announced today the selection of a new Vice President to serve with him and the WTA’s board of directors for the 2007 season. “We are pleased to announce that Cynthia Halliday, Managing Director at the BYU Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center, has accepted our invitation to serve as teh WTa’s First Vice President,” said Savage, following today’s approval by the board of directors.
In making the announcement, Savage noted taht, “Cynthia brings a wealth of knowledge and diversity to the WTA, reflecting her background and experience with Latin America, her prior work in international business, and now her academic perspective.” Halliday has served a s a member of the WTA’s board of directors since 2005. As First Vice President, Halliday will become WTA president next year. “I am excited about the opportunities for international trade in Utah,” commented Halliday, “and I look forward to working with the World TRAde Association of Utah, the newly organized World Trade Center Utah, and other trade and government organizations to help Utah companies succeed in the global marketplace.”
“We see the WTA filling a valuable niche in Utah by providing a forum for sellers of goods, sellers of services, and academic and government leaders to compare notes on how to increase international trade in our region,” Savage indicated. “Cynthia’s perspective and energy in this new role should prove an invaluable addition to the WTA and to the State of Utah.”
For more information on the World Trade Association of Utah, please visit the website at http://www.wtaofutah.com, or contact President Paul Savage, at 801.350.7618.