Lara L. Sowinski
Lara L. Sowinski is the founder and Executive Editor of Supply Chain Sparrow, a forward-thinking digital media brand focused on the perishables ecosystem.
Supply Chain Sparrow offers a new voice and perspective for the global community of supply chain stakeholders who grow, raise, manufacture, transport, distribute and consume the time- and temperature-sensitive goods that feed and nourish, heal, care, excite and inspire us.
Supply Chain Sparrow helps elevate best practices, advance sustainable solutions, and promote leadership throughout the perishables ecosystem.
Sowinski has worked in the customs brokerage and international trade industries, and has written about global supply chains for the past 21 years.
In 2011, Sowinski was the first recipient of the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association’s Russell Award for Editorial Excellence.
Sergio Retamal is the founder and CEO of Global4PL, a supply chain consulting and software company, and the first Importer of Record (IOR)/Exporter of Record (EOR) company to receive the President’s “E” Award for Export Service.
Global4PL is the third-largest IOR-EOR service provider in the world, and the only IOR-EOR service provider with an in-house, licensed U.S. Customs brokerage and trade legal team. In addition, Global4PL offers a robust suite of leading cloud-based global trade compliance software.
Retamal is also co-founder of DPLGuru.com, an online solution for international traders that identifies denied parties, sanctioned parties and restricted parties.
Currently, Retamal serves as an Executive Board Member with the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, a position he has held for over eight years.
Marisa Barrio Rodriguez
Foreign Correspondent, Photography
Marisa Barrio Rodriguez is a Mexican-American from El Paso, Texas. She has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas, El Paso. Barrio is a contributor for our Hispanic Market Focus.
Cynthia Y. McCann
Web Development, Graphic Design, Photography
Cynthia McCann describes the highlight of her artistic career: “When my brother called me to tell me that my artwork was on the front page of The Los Angeles Times.”