Meet the Staff
A unique team of individuals services our member companies, plans and executes programs, and defines the MWTC vision for the future. A solid base of staffers with extensive experience in international business and marketing works with special project consultants and experienced personnel from The University of Montana’s Business, Law, and other professional schools, to implement MWTC’s innovative programs.
Arnold E. Sherman - Executive Director
Arnold E. Sherman was appointed as the Executive Director of the Montana World Trade Center and Adjunct Professor of the School of Business Administration at The University of Montana in March of 1997. He is an internationally recognized expert in new market strategies and has worked and traveled in more than 70 countries. Since 1990, Sherman has served as president of Global Development Services, Inc., an international representational and advisory firm. Sherman is the founder and former chairman of the American Center for International Leadership, the premier organization for introducing emerging leaders of the world to their counterparts, particularly in developing democracies. He is the former founder and president of Sherman, Goelz & Bergfalk public affairs firm. Sherman holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree from Xavier University. He is a frequent lecturer and author of professional articles on business development and public affairs.
Geoffrey Sutton - Project Manager
Geoffrey Sutton is a nationally recognized business leader of the arts in the United States, having worked in the visual arts field since 1976. As a professional photographer, Geoff has published thousands of images. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Parade, The New York Times, USA Today and on the cover of two-dozen magazines. As the owner of SuttonWest gallery he has represented many nationally recognized artists and has been curator of over 200 exhibits. In 2002 Geoff sold SuttonWest gallery and is currently using his business experience and many contacts in the arts community to work as Project Manager at the Montana World Trade Center at the University of Montana. He recently served as Director of the Creative Enterprise Cluster Development Program for The Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity, and on many non-profit boards including the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, the Art Museum of Missoula, and the Missoula County board of trustee's for Museums. In 1993 he founded, and served as Board President for six years, the Gallery Association for Greater Arts, a non-profit organization consisting of the Missoula Art Museum of the University of Montana, and privately owned galleries. He was also President of the Clark Fork Coalition from 1998 through 2003. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Montana and currently lives and works in Missoula, Montana
Anthony Rodriguez - Project Coordinator
Anthony Rodriguez is a Project Coordinator for the Montana World Trade Center. He works closely with Montana companies to assist them with identifying and qualifying trade leads and distributors, conducting primary and secondary market research, and overcoming international business challenges. Anthony manages grant and funding initiatives for MWTC, he coordinates and organizes MWTC programs and meetings, and he consults with companies on understanding and surmounting trade barriers in global markets. Anthony works with domestic and international trade support and promotion organizations to increase awareness of commercial and investment opportunities in Montana, and he also heads MWTC's web-based outreach, including MWTC's E-Newsletter, Facebook page, and Twitter account. Anthony holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Montana.
Alyce Krantz - Operations Manager
Alyce Krantz serves as Operations Manager of the Montana World Trade Center. Alyce is the Center's primary liaison to University entities, advisory board members, and the World Trade Center Association. She oversees day-to-day operations, including supervision of student employees, providing administrative and program assistance to staff members, implementation of grant programs, and finances. Alyce graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Montana.
Carl Coletti - Program Manager
Carl Coletti has more than 25 years of global business experience. As General Manager and Director of International Business Development for Honeywell Inc., he was responsible for the establishment and management of strategic business affiliates in Asia (China and India); the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey); and Europe (Italy and Yugoslavia). His field of expertise broadly spans the many challenging facets of the global development matrix, with particular emphasis on feasibility studies, strategic alliances, marketing assessments and proprietary technology. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Mid-West China Center in Minneapolis, the American Business Council of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh and as a Committee Chair on the National Council for US China Trade in Washington, D.C. Coletti holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Massachusetts.