About Us

Since 1989, the California Center for International Trade Development (CITD), an entity at State Center Community College District, strives to promote California’s international trade and competitiveness, assist exporters and importers, and advance economic and job growth. CITD assists California business with expanding internationally, as well as helps colleges become more globalized.

CITD boasts a proven track record, having coordinated more than 175 agricultural trade missions on behalf of the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Services and California Governor’s Office. Contributing to global trade missions, CITD has trained more than 6,500 companies to promote California food and agricultural products in foreign markets.

This success is documented by more than $100 million in direct export

sales and more than $750 million in continuous export sales attributed to participation in CITD trade activity since 1990. Along with this noted economic achievement, CITD has received numerous awards, including the President’s “E Award” for Export Excellence in 2001 and 2013.

Meet The Team

The CITD has developed a well-trained and highly specialized staff that has the experience to anticipate clients’ needs and the knowledge to respond rapidly to any and all requests for training and technical assistance. Meet some of our team members now.

Frank M. Nuñez

Interim Director

 

Mr. Frank M. Nuñez serves as the Interim Director of the CITD at State Center Community College District.  With 11 years of International Trade, project management, grant writing, and budget monitoring experience, he brings a wealth of skills and experience dedicated to serving the international trade and training needs of California agricultural industries.

frank.nunez@scccd.edu

p: 559-243-7281

 f: 559-499-6016

Sypher Lee

Senior Program Specialist

 

Sypher Lee serves as the provision senior budget specialist of the CITD at State Center Community College District. With 5 years of experience as a budget specialist working alongside with Center for International Trade Development on developing grants and help manage funding. He brings expertise and dedication to serve the international business community, such as coordinating export trade events and activities for California agriculture companies.

sypher.lee@scccd.edu

p: 559-243-7282

 f: 559-499-6016

Bee Her

International Trade Intern

Bee Her is an international trade intern at the CITD. She grew up farming with her family in the Central Valley, thus is very familiar with the Valley’s agriculture. She will be graduating from California State University Fresno with a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems. She has a passion for international business and is excited to develop skills working in the field. 

citd@scccd.edu

p: 559-243-7280

 f: 559-499-6016

Brennan Miller

International Trade Intern

 

Brennan Miller is an international trade intern at the CITD and is eager to apply his knowledge of digital media to international business. He will be graduating from California State University, Fresno with a Business Marketing degree and certificate in Finance. Brennan grew up in Visalia, CA with strong ties to the Valley’s business community. He loves being involved in the community and connecting with businesses in the Central Valley.

citd@scccd.edu

p: 559-243-7280

 f: 559-499-6016

Kyler Varin

International Trade Intern

 

Kyler Varin is an international trade intern at the CITD, and is eager to expand his knowledge in international business. He will be graduating from California State University, Fresno with an Agricultural Business degree in May 2020. Kyler was born and raised in Reedley, CA with strong ties to the Valley’s agriculture. He loves being involved in the community and representing the great Central Valley.

citd@scccd.edu

p: 559-243-7280

 f: 559-499-6016