Roundtable welcomes Ohio-Israel Chamber of Commerce
WEST AKRON — Howard Gudell, founder and former president of the Ohio-Israel Chamber of Commerce, will address the Akron Roundtable Oct. 18 at 11:45 a.m. at Tangier restaurant, 532 W. Market St. Gudell will present “What’s Right About Akron — The View From the Outside.”
Gudell is an international economic and business development adviser with more than 25 years of executive experience in the public and private sectors, according to Roundtable officials. He has worked for and with the governors of New York, Georgia and Kentucky; for the mayors of Cleveland, Louisville, Ky., and Atlanta as chief economic adviser; and with more than 500 U.S. and Isreali companies. He helped more than 16 Israeli companies establish operations in Ohio and organized five major business missions to and from Israel.
Gudell also was involved in the Cleveland Clinic/Technion collaboration in stem cell research and helped raise more than $12 million for the Ohio-Israeli company joint ventures. He represents Ohio on behalf of the Binational Research and Industrial Foundation (BIRD), a grant-making fund created by U.S. and Israeli governments to promote joint ventures between companies.
In addition, Gudell was a founding partner of CGI-International Inc., an international trade and economic development/consulting firm. Currently, he is a principal of SGI Global Business Advisors, which he helped establish in 2004.
Gudell attended Temple University in Philadelphia and New York University, where he received graduate degrees in business administration, urban development and economics.
Akron Roundtable is open to the public. Tickets for the luncheon and program are $15, and advance reservations are required. To make a reservation, mail a check to: Akron Roundtable, P.O. Box 13146, Fairlawn, OH 44334-8546.