Southwest Economic Summit: Can Trade Continue to Drive Growth in the Americas?

VIDEO March 2, 2014

Speaker / Author

Eugenio J. Alemán, Ph.D.

Director and Senior Economist at Wells Fargo

Eugenio J. Alemán is a director and senior economist at Wells Fargo. He forecasts national, regional, and international economic trends. His primary focus is the United States, including interest rates and the economies of Texas and Arizona. Eugenio is also an expert on the economies of Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Within that area, his specialties include the economies of border towns that trade with Mexico and the Maquiladora manufacturing sector along the U.S.-Mexican border. He is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Eugenio joined Wells Fargo in his current position in 2005. Before coming to Wells Fargo, Eugenio was the general manager ... Read More

Ana Ramirez

Trade Solutions Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo

Ana Ramirez is a trade solutions relationship manager for Wells Fargo International Trade Services. In her role, Ana takes an integrated and consultative approach to understanding the varied and dynamic supply chain and trade needs of U.S. companies conducting business internationally to develop tailored solutions. From middle market to large corporate companies, Ana helps importers and exporters in Arizona and Southern California minimize global payment risks by providing creative and cost-effective solutions. Ana has over 25 years of domestic and international banking experience. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she worked at other financial institutions; Bank of America, US Bank and Banco Nacional ... Read More

Doug Bruhnke

Founder and CEO, Growth Nation

Doug Bruhnke is founder and CEO of Growth Nation. He is a collaborator, entrepreneur, international marketer, cross-border growth expert, consultant, speaker, investor and growth partner who supports the global growth of our customers. Doug has supported the growth of over 100 clients and been responsible for a wide range of marquee accounts all over the world including Sony, Toyota, Honda, IBM, Seagate, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Delphi Automotive, TRW, Honeywell, Pfizer, Salt Lake 2002, Athens 2004, Harley-Davidson and Herradura Tequila. He has over 25 years of international marketing, sales and business growth experience including doing business in over 40 countries and living in ... Read More

Peter A. Gold, Esq.

Principal, TheGoldGroup LLC

Peter A. Gold, Esquire is the founder and president of TheGoldGroup, LLC ( The consultancy brings businesses, colleges and universities, governments and not-for-profits together to create value, seize new opportunities, leverage assets, and reduce exposure to the risks created by today’s global economy principally through identifying “high value” initiatives and stakeholders in new institutes, centers of excellence and other initiatives. TheGoldGroup, LLC assists its clients to obtain their individual objectives better, quicker and in a more cost effective and efficient manner. Representative projects for clients located in Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Geneva, Switzerland include creating a road map ... Read More