Calendar of Past Events

Past Officers

CWIT’s Executive Committee is comprised of the officers, the Immediate Past Chairperson, and the OWIT Representative. The officers of CWIT shall consist of a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, a Secretary, a Vice Secretary, a Treasurer, and a Member at Large. Officers of the Executive Committee shall be elected for a two-year terms by voting membership of CWIT. Officers term of office shall be for two years, from May 1 to April 30 of the second year.


2014-16
Chairperson,  Nina Marshtein,  SCS Engineers
Vice Chair,  Candice Vasquez,  Panalpina
Secretary,  English Struth,  SC Ports Authority
Vice Secretary,  Tina Muckelvaney,  MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. (USA)
Treasurer,  Helen Michael, CPA,  Elliott Davis
Member at Large,  Ashley Kutz Kelley,  Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
OWIT Representative,  Jacky Sassard,  SC Ports Authority
Immediate Past Chair,  Margie Hardwick, PhD,  OOCL (USA) Inc.

2012-14
Chairperson,  Margie Hardwick,  OOCL (USA) Inc.
Vice Chair,  English Struth,  SC Ports Authority
Secretary,  Candice Vasquez,  Panalpina
Vice Secretary,  Erin Demory,  OOCL (USA) Inc.
Treasurer,  Charlotte Ross,  OOCL (USA) Inc.
Member at Large,  Vicki Harlan,  ATS Logistics
OWIT Representative,  Jacky Sassard,  SC Ports Authority
Immediate Past Chair,  Jacky Sassard,  SC Ports Authority

2010-12 
Chairperson,  Jacky Sassard,  SC Ports Authority
Vice Chair,  Margie Hardwick,  OOCL (USA) Inc.
Secretary,  Charlotte Ross,  OOCL (USA) Inc.
Vice Secretary,  Erin Demory,  IDEA, LLC
Treasurer,  Vicki Harlan,  ATS Logistics
Member at Large,  Sonja Bailey,  OOCL (USA) Inc.
OWIT Representative,  Alicia Smith McCory,  RBC Bank
Immediate Past Chair,  Lynn Anne Gillen,  Merrill Lynch

2008-10
Chairperson,  Lynn Anne Christensen,  Merrill Lynch
Vice Chair,  Jacky Sassard,  SC Ports Authority
Secretary,  Charlotte Ross,  OOCL (USA) Inc.
Vice Secretary,  Margie Hardwick,  OOCL (USA) Inc.
Treasurer,  Vicki Harlan,  ATS Logistics
Member at Large,  Herb Klein,  Dixon-Hughes
OWIT Representative,  Pam Everitt,  SC State Authority
Immediate Past Chair,  Pam Everitt,  SC Ports Authority

2006-08
Chairperson,  Pam Everitt,  SC Ports Authority
Vice Chair,  Pam Zaresk,  US Customs & Border Protection
Secretary,  Jacky Sassard,  SC Ports Authority
Vice Secretary,  Erin Firestone,  IDEA, LLC
Treasurer,  Andrea Jones,  Bosch
Member at Large,  Lynn Anne Christensen,  Merrill Lynch
OWIT Representative,  Jackie Adamson,  Roanoke Trade
Immediate Past Chair,  Ann Watts,  USCOC/Export Assistance Center

2004-06
Chairperson,  Ann Watts,  USDOC/Export Assistance Center
Vice Chair,  Pam Everitt,  SC Ports Authority
Secretary,  Lynn Anne Christensen,  Morgan Stanley
Vice Secretary,  Jacky Sassard,  SC Ports Authority
Treasurer,  Frankie Bryson,  Bosch
Member at Large,  Pam Zaresk,  U S Customs & Border Protection
OWIT Representative,  Jackie Adamson,  Roanoke Trade
Immediate Past Chair,  Jackie Adamson,  Roanoke Trade

2002-04
Chairperson,  Jackie Adamson,  Roanoke Trade
Vice-Chair,  Ann Watts,  US Dept of Commerce /Export Assistance Center
Secretary,  Elizabeth Colbert-Busch,  OOCL (USA) Inc.
Treasurer,  Lynn Anne Christensen,  Morgan Stanley
Member at Large,  Pam Everitt,  SC Ports Authority

Past Scholarship Recipients

In 2004, CWIT began offering scholarships to aid South Carolina resident students who are enrolled/enrolling in an accredited higher education program in pursuit of a degree specific to international trade or related course of study. To date, 37 students have received CWIT scholarships, amounting to a grand total of $87K since our scholarship program began in 2004, over 15 years ago! Awards are presented at the Annual Meeting and Banquet held in April of each year. Funds for CWIT scholarships are primarily earned during the Annual Event held in the fall.


2017 (4 Scholarships totaling $10,000)
Lauren Pershouse, University of South Carolina ($4,000)
Ashley Markow, College of Charleston ($2,500)
Brenna Jozwiak, College of Charleston ($2,000)
David Custer, University of South Carolina ($1,500)

2016 (2 Scholarships totaling $10,000)
Phillip Habib, Wofford College ($5,000)
Stefanie Feltwell, University of South Carolina ($5,000)

2015 (4 Scholarships totaling $10,000)
Emmie Larsen, College of Charleston, $1,000 Scholarship
Stephanie Felton, University of South Carolina, $2,500 Scholarship
Nicholas Mueller, College of Charleston, $2,500 Scholarship
April Henry, College of Charleston, $4,000 Scholarship

2014 (3 Scholarships totaling $9,000)
Phillip Habib, Wofford College, $1,000 Scholarship
Victoria Ward, College of Charleston, $4,000 Scholarship
Robert Hare, College of Charleston, $4,000 Scholarship

2013 (4 Scholarships totaling $9,000)
Ellinor Walters, Ashley Hall High School, $1,500 Scholarship
Peri Hipps, College of Charleston, $1,500 Scholarship
Grace Lewallen, Clemson University, $3,000 Scholarship
Matthew Campora, Southern Wesleyan University, $3,000 Scholarship

2012 (4 Scholarships totaling $9,000)
Sarah Sandars, Hilcrest High School, $1,500 Scholarship
Holly Cavanaugh, Fort Mill High School, $1,500 Scholarship
Suzanne Holmberg, University of South Carolina, $3,000 Scholarship
Mark Kadoshnikov, College of Charleston, $3,000 Scholarship

2011 (3 Scholarships totaling $7,500)
Halley Black, College of Charleston, $3,000 Scholarship
Courtney Wittstruck, Charleston School of Law, $3,000 Scholarship
Twylynn Stokes, Barnwell High School, $1,500 Scholarship

2010 (2 Scholarships totaling $6,000)
Nicole Metcalf, College of Charleston, $3,000 Scholarship
David Bryant, Strayer University, $3,000 Scholarship

2009 (2 Scholarships totaling $6,000)
Maureen Porzio, College of Charleston, $3,000 Scholarship
Saidah Grimes, University of South Carolina, $3,000 Scholarship

2008 (2 Scholarships totaling $4,000)
Patricia Holder, College of Charleston, $2,000 Scholarship
Annie Madren, College of Charleston, $2,000 Scholarship

2007 (2 Scholarships totaling $3,000)
Margaret Wilson, Clemson University, $1,500 Scholarship
Ryan Ladd, Auburn University, $1,500 Scholarship

2006 (2 Scholarships totaling $2,000)
Yancey Westerfield, Furman University, $1,000 Scholarship
Samir Masic, University of South Carolina, $1,000 Scholarship

2005 (2 Scholarships totaling $1,000)
Jessica Shuler, Clemson University, $500 Scholarship
Bradley Whitley, College of Charleston, $500 Scholarship

2004 (1 Scholarship totaling $500)
Donna Toteva, College of Charleston, $500 Scholarship

Past Women of the Year (WOTY)

In 2004, CWIT began  recognition of a highly respected female who is a resident of South Carolina and whose career achievements and/or volunteerism profoundly enhanced the status of women in international trade. The WOTY award is presented at the Annual Meeting and Banquet held in April of each year.


2017  –  Jessica Sage,  Carolina’s Rigging & Crane and Charleston’s Rigging & Marine Hardware
2016  –  Anita Zucker,  The InterTech Group
2015  –  Elizabeth “Liz” Brabham,  Wando Trucking
2014  –  Barbara Melvin,  SC Ports Authority
2013  –  Pam Zaresk,  Maritime Association of SC
2012  –  Christian MacIver,  MeadWestvaco
2011  –  Elizabeth Colbert-Busch,  Clemson University Restoration Institute
2010  –  Molly Greene,  Water Missions International
2009  –  Donnie Barnes (deceased),  BMW Manufacturing
2008  –  Chief Lindy Rinaldi,  SC Ports Authority
2007  –  Vivian Wong,  Pacific Gateway Capital
2006  –  Jackie Adamson,  Roanoke Trade Services
2005  –  Anne Moise,  SC Ports Authority
2004  –  Jacky Nolan (deceased),  US Customs & Border Protection