Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium

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P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 330-672-4080
or 800-793-0912
International: 001-330-672-4080

Kimberly M. Holizna

Director, ITAC
Certified Business Advisor (CBA)
Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP)

Kim Holizna has served as director of the Northeast Ohio ITAC since December 2004. In this capacity, she provides export counseling and training at no cost to small- and medium-sized businesses in developing export markets and to companies wishing to expand export knowledge and help to solve export problems.  Her focus is to work closely with various international organizations, and to form strong partnerships with various partner organizations in order to build the credibility of the organization.

For several years Ms. Holizna served as a consultant for H.K. International, her own venture which was started in Atlanta, Georgia. Consulting services were provided to various companies to develop effective global strategies for success in various markets.  Prior to H.K. International, she spent more than five years with the Ohio Export Assistance Network as a trade manager, where she served as a “loaned executive” to design and implement profitable strategies in international business, as well as to assist with various compliance issues.

Ms. Holizna spent time studying in Japan and Hong Kong and has traveled to various parts of Europe and South America.  She was responsible for helping to start a local chapter of Women in International Trade (WIT), an international organization with chapters worldwide.  She currently serves on the WIT advisory board.  Ms. Holizna also serves on the advisory board for the Global Business Center at Cleveland State University.