Jerald Beiter has over 30 years experience in trade compliance in the Federal Government and in the Private Sector. After earning his BS degree in Engineering Science from the University of Steubenville, Mr. Beiter worked as an engineer at the Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center in southern Maryland before moving on to the Naval Air Systems Command in Washington DC. He transferred to the Department of Commerce in 1987 where he began his career in export compliance. After spending 11 years with the Bureau of Export Administration (now the Bureau of Industry and Security) as a member of the US delegation to the Coordinating Committee (now the Wassenaar Arrangement), conducting interagency and international negotiations, he moved into the private sector where he established trade compliance programs under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations with such companies as Bell Labs/Lucent Technology, Hughes Network Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton and Sallyport. In addition to his responsibilities for Export Compliance, he led the Security Services team at Booz Allen, and served as the Ethics and Compliance Officer at Sallyport. During his tenure in the private sector, he helped generate over $100M in savings within trade compliance programs and demonstrated how to use trade compliance as a competitive advantage. He is a member of the Society for International Affairs and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics.