Kenneth I. Levinson
Chief Executive Officer
Ken Levinson serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) and Washington International Trade Foundation.
WITA is the world’s largest non-profit, non-partisan membership organization dedicated to providing a neutral forum for the open and robust discussion of international trade policy and economic issues. WITA and its affiliated groups have over 10,000 members, and more than 160 corporate sponsors and group memberships.
Ken has over 30 years of experience working with companies, associations, NGOs and governments, advocating innovative solutions to complex public policy challenges. Over the years, Ken has worked with clients in the technology, telecommunications, biopharmaceuticals, agriculture and food, financial services, retail, apparel, energy, and consumer products sectors.
Previously, Ken served as Senior Director for Global Government Affairs for AstraZeneca. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Ken served as Senior Vice President and COO at the Washington, DC consulting firm of Fontheim International. Ken joined Fontheim after spending six years on the staff of U.S. Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV. Ken advised the Senator on foreign policy and national security matters, and served as the Senator’s chief advisor on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, dealing with issues related to international trade and tax policy.
Ken received his Master’s Degree from New York University after doing his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst. Ken also spent a year studying at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Ken and his wife, the Reverend Donna Marsh, live in Bethesda, MD, with their two daughters.
WITA Academy Executive Director
WITA Managing Director
Diego Añez is the Managing Director of the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) and the Executive Director of the WITA Academy. He is responsible for daily management of operations, event coordination, strategic engagements and member services for the organization’s 4000 members and corporate sponsors. Diego also oversees WITA’s robust internship program and new hires for the organization. He coordinates with the Board of Directors on WITA’s portfolio of policy programming and the capstone event, the Annual Awards Dinner, providing direction and oversight on the organization’s activities.
As the first Executive Director of Young Trade Professionals, the largest group of under-40 trade policy professionals, Diego facilitates programming and collaborations for it’s 1600 members.
Diego is originally from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia and was raised in Mobile, Alabama. Diego graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs with concentrations in International Political Economy and Comparative Politics.
Shannon Moloney currently serves as an Intern for the Washington International Trade Association (WITA). While working with WITA she hopes to learn more about the areas of international trade she wants to intersect with a legal education to help companies navigate the complex international trading field.
Previously, Shannon interned with the US Commerce Department in the International Trade Administration and US Congressional office of Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). Her professional interests include, but are not limited to, environmental sustainability, security, economic policy, foreign affairs, human rights, and regulatory and compliance legal matters.
Shannon received her Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in International Relations with minors in Global Political Economy and Strategic Management. Starting this Fall, Shannon will be attending American University Washington College of Law as a full-time JD candidate.
Alessandra (Allie) R. Anzalone
Alessandra Anzalone who commonly goes by Allie is a Spring 2023 Washington International Trade Association (WITA) Intern. Allie is a senior and graduating this upcoming May from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs with a concentration in Foreign Policy and Global Governance and a minor in Economics.
Allie is taking part in the highly competitive Washington Semester Program through James Madison University. She is completing a full-time internship alongside taking two political science courses. Allie is from West Chester, Pennsylvania, but is interested in working in Washington, DC after graduation.
Allie’s interest in international trade policy and experience working on the African Medical Relief Project under Dr. William Ritchie initially drew her attention to trade and the associated complications. Allie is most eager to attend professional trade events and think tank talks with the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with professionals in the international trade community. Through her WITA internship, Allie looks forward to gaining insight into the professional work field in the Washington, DC political and economic environment.
Megan Walsh currently serves as an Intern for the Washington International Trade Association (WITA). While working with WITA, she hopes to learn more about trade, the economy, and international relations, as well as gaining skills for her future careers.
Previously, Megan has interned for Congressman Sean Casten of Illinois’ House of Representatives (D-IL) and worked as a fellow for Lauren Underwood’s 2020 campaign (D-IL). Her professional interests include, but are not limited to, journalism, communications, as well as political policy.
Megan is currently in her third year of at Loyola University Chicago, earning her bachelors for a double major in Political Science and Integrated Multimedia Journalism. She is part of a program at Loyola University in which students can intern for a semester in Washington DC. She will be graduating in May of 2024.
Aaron Witkin currently serves as a Washington International Trade Association (WITA) Research Fellow. He is a recent graduate of Haverford College where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and minored in Linguistics.
Previously, Aaron interned for Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland in the Office of the Majority Leader (D-MD) and with WITA back in 2019. Returning now, he hopes to further his knowledge of the international trade world, trade and economic policy, and help build the WITA Academy program before he moves abroad in the Fall.
His professional interests are, but not limited to, public relations, public policy, international relations and language teaching.
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