The SCITC is proud to announce
World Trade Luncheon Keynote Speaker
With four World Series titles as the manager of the New York Yankees to his name, Joe Torre is widely regarded as one of the most successful baseball managers of all time. The Hall of Fame skipper also had a remarkable 18-season playing career, which included the 1971 NL MVP Award and nine All-Star Game appearances.
From 2011-2020, Torre worked for Major League Baseball as Chief Baseball Officer, overseeing on-field operations, discipline and umpiring.
He has co-authored three books: The Yankee Years, Chasing the Dream: My Lifelong Journey to the World Series, and Joe Torre’s Ground Rules for Winners: 12 Keys to Managing Team Players, Tough Bosses, Setbacks, and Success.
Torre is the Chairman of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, which he and his wife, Ali, launched in 2002. The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation’s mission is to develop educational programs that will end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives.
Monday's Keynote Speaker
Pete Mento specializes in the elimination, recovery and minimization of duties associated with importing and exporting. He also assists companies with import and export trade compliance, audit defense and cargo security programs. He is considered one of the most insightful and connected trade professionals in the world and his projects have recovered over $1 Billion in duties, taxes and fees over his 20 year career. Pete has served as Partner and Practice Leader for the Customs Practices of Tax Firms like Ryan, KPMG and Crowe.
He has also run the global Customs operations and consultancies for major Freight Forwarding Firms like Expeditors, C.H. Robinson and Crane Worldwide. He now consults private firms and transportation companies in the development, marketing and innovation of Customs, Regulatory and Global Trade Products, Secured Transportation Offerings, Trade Consultancy, Integrated Managed Services and Software Solutions.
Pete is a Customs House Broker who also received his ALM in Government (Trade Theory Focus) from Harvard University and did his undergraduate work at Maine Maritime Academy where he served five consecutive terms as a member of the advisory board.
Wednesday's Keynote Speaker
First Lieutenant Patrick Cleburne McClary, III
First Lieutenant Patrick Cleburne McClary, III, USMC, Retired, known to thousands as “Clebe McClary,” is an American hero. During the Vietnam War, while some of his contemporaries were staging anti-war protests and desecrating the American flag, the Lowcountry native was serving as a platoon leader in the First Reconnaissance Battalion. On the battalion’s 19th patrol, the unit was attacked by the Viet Cong.
Lieutenant McClary was seriously wounded, losing his left arm and left eye, yet he continued to lead his men. The numerous surgeries and long recovery period that followed could have taken a bitter toll, but he faced his rehabilitation with characteristic determination. In the years since, Lieutenant McClary has become a symbol of courage and hope to the many audiences around the world with whom he has shared his story.