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
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.
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.
International Trade Intern
Alyssa Mendoza is an international trade intern at the CITD and is eager to expand her knowledge in International business. She will be graduating from California State University Fresno with a Business Marketing degree in December 2019. Alyssa was born and raised in Fresno, CA with strong ties to the Valley’s agriculture. She loves being involved in the community and representing the great Central Valley.
International Trade Intern
Aryana Perez is an international trade intern at the CITD and is very familiar with agricultural issues growing up in the Salinas Valley. She is currently attending Fresno City College in the pre-nursing program with the goal of transferring to a University to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with a minor in Business.