Commerce Club Luncheon Series

The Commerce Club is an educational networking event for maritime and transportation professionals. On the 2nd Thursday of every month, meet at Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport to network with other leaders in the Port Community. As industry leaders, elected officials, and the heads of governmental agencies, the Commerce Club's speakers know that you live and work in the Port Region every day, and speak to issues that directly affect your bottom line.


June Commerce Club: Richard Brazzale & John Foster, AIIS

Event Details:

Date: Thursday June 14, 2018
Time: 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, Texas 77017

About Richard Brazzale & John Foster, American Institute for International Steel

John Foster, Chairman, AIIS

About John Foster, Chairman

John D. Foster became Chairman of the American Institute for International Steel in 2010. He began his steel career with J&L Steel Corporation (now ArcelorMittal), and subsequently worked for CF&I Steel, (Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel), Ferrostaal, (later merged into Coutinho & Ferrostaal GmbH & Co., KG), and was eventually appointed CEO for C & F GmbH, focusing on the U.S. market. Foster now serves as President of Kurt Orban Partners LLC, a privately held steel trading company in the San Francisco Bay area.


Richard Brazzale, Gulf Region VP, AIIS

About Richard Brazzale, Gulf Region Vice President

Richard serves as the Gulf Region Vice President for the American Institute for International Steel and is Managing Director of Lake Shores Associates LLC, a firm providing customs and trade compliance consulting services to the basic steel product importer and exporter industry. He has worked in a variety of steel industry segments internationally and domestically, including original equipment manufacturing, distribution, import/export trading, and integrated steel mill production.


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