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2015 Kansas Global Trade Services Staff

Karyn Page
Phone: +1 (316) 264.5982
Fax: +1 (316) 264.5983
Email: page@kansasglobal.org

Ms. Page is recognized at the local, state, and national level for her expertise on export promotion and export ecosystem development in both private and public sectors. She consults small businesses and communities across multiple industries on trade strategy, advocacy, compliance, market entry, and identifying global opportunities.

Ms. Page currently serves as President and CEO of Kansas Global, a full-service trade advisory firm, helping companies and cities leverage their capabilities and global reach. Kansas Global was honored in 2017 with the Presidential Award for Export Service, recognizing four consecutive years of sustained commitment to export expansion that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.

Ms. Page is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Global Executive MBA and a graduate of Wichita State University with a BS in Business Administration, in international business and economics. She is also a Certified Global Business Professional.

As the current chair of Industry Trade Advisory Committee 11, a unique public-private partnership jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of United States Trade Representative, she engages business leaders in formulating U.S. trade policy, 2016-present. Ms. Page is also the chair of the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Freight Roundtable, 2017 - present.

Ms. Page currently serves on the World Trade Council Board and Friends University - Global MBA Advisory Board. She served on the Wichita Airport Advisory Board from 2014-2017. Ms. Page is a member of the Greater Wichita Partnership’s Strategic Advisory Team on Economic Development, the State International Development Organization (SIDO), the Mid-America District Export Council, the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Committee, and the Wichita Downtown Rotary.

In 2014, Ms. Page led the effort to create regional Export and Foreign Direct Investment plans including best-in-practice performance metrics. To date, through the plan’s hallmark export ecosystem, small businesses have achieved tens-of-millions of dollars in new exports and earned the region recognition as a top exporter in the nation. Her agility to embrace change and harness the strengths of others allows her to execute on big ideas.

She is a frequent guest speaker at universities, organizations, and conferences, and regularly works with media and elected officials on the nuances of international trade practice and policy. Married to Mark Paolucci and mother to 20-year old daughter Kaitlynn, she enjoys time with family and friends – especially while in the kitchen or traveling.

Tyler Walston
Senior Director, Business Development and Global Air Capital Program
Email: walston@kansasglobal.org

Tyler, a Wichita native, graduated from Friends University in 2010 with a BS in Business Administration, emphasis in International Business. He participates on several committees that promote exports and advise governments and industry across the state of Kansas. He came to Kansas Global Trade Services in April of 2011 and leads the team in international trade relations, export compliance, and Business Development. As the Senior Director of Business development and the Global Air Capital Program, he is responsible for implementing the established business plan and cultivating relationships throughout the world that benefit our customers and Kansas importers and exporters. Tyler works with companies of all sizes in many different industries such as; aviation, agri-business, and advanced manufacturing. He specializes in business development, market research, trade compliance (ITAR/EAR), and consulting. When he is not working with people from all around the world, he is rooting for his favorite baseball team, the Kansas City Royals. Go Royals!

John R. Schott
Senior Director, Export Programs
Email: Schott@kansasglobal.org

John R. Schott is Senior Director, Export Programs for Kansas Global Trade Services. His business career spans the breadth of sales and customer service to human resources and supply chain management. He was the successful owner of a hardware store for nearly 20 years in Kansas. Prior to that, he was a mid-level manager in Marketing for Pacific Bell (now ATT) in Southern California.

His public service career includes serving as Mayor of Anthony, Kansas. He has also served as a Founding Board Member of the Harper County Economic Development Council, the Anthony 9-11 Memorial Committee and as President of the Anthony Chamber of Commerce. Through his public service, he has experience working with local, national and international media.

Born and raised in the Philippines as the son of missionary parents, Mr. Schott’s interest in international relations is deep. He began his relationship with Kansas Global in 2013 with an independent study program to support export outreach and the Global Air Capital-China program, to complete his Global Competencies Certificate.

Mr. Schott is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a BA in Business Management, and a minor in global competencies. He holds Certificates in International Studies and Human Resources Management. Married to Pam, with a son and daughter, he enjoys reading, movies, travel and family.

Holli Schletzbaum
Marketing Manager

Email: schletzbaum@kansasglobal.org  

Holli Schletzbaum graduated from Emporia State University with a BS in Communications and Public Relations. While attending Emporia State, she played on the Women’s Soccer Team. After graduating in 2012, she earned a Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in Leadership from Newman University. She interned at Kansas Global assisting with export outreach to help Kansas companies increase exports. Holli’s primary duties at Kansas Global include planning and executing marketing strategies, creating educational opportunities to enhance global trade, sharing relevant information about international trade, and developing communications material to promote products and services to customers and prospective clients. She is responsible for all media coordination, promotional and advertising collateral, traditional and digital marketing efforts, content development and maintenance of Kansas Global’s website, as well as the implementation and execution of seminars and events.      

Taylor Stewart
Export Development & Consulting Associate
Email: stewart@kansasglobal.org

Taylor Stewart, Kansas Global’s Export Development & Consulting Associate, earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Leadership Studies from Kansas State University in 2014. He was an intern at Kansas Global assisting with the Air Capital program, client projects and export outreach. Taylor’s primary roles at Kansas Global are to promote exports as a growth strategy for Kansas companies, support efforts in the Global Air Capital program, and serve customers by offering customized trade services to meet their diverse needs. Taylor works on the Kansas Global team to achieve its mission of building international growth and commerce for Kansas companies.                  

Michelle Hernandez
Office Manager

Michelle Hernández-Arévalo moved to Wichita, Kansas from Pomona, California. She majored in International Business at Friends University and graduated in 2016. During her time at Friends University, she was part of the Women’s Tennis team, Concert Choir and was a chairman of the Falcon Student Organization. Passionate about other cultures and how to interact with businesses outside the US, majoring in International business was a natural fit. Michelle started working at Kansas Global on January 2017, as an Executive and Research Assistant. In her free time, Michelle enjoys playing tennis, drawing, serving the community, being involved at her local church and spending time with her family.                                                                      

Kansas Global Trade Services
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