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Emeritus Board


Jorge Canavati

Jorge Canavati is the principal at J. Canavati & Co. LLC, an agency, int’l commercial representation and consulting company with a focus on logistics and international trade. His company is an agent for Logistics Plus Inc., which provides worldwide logistics with global offices. Mr. Canavati has over 30 years of experience in international trade, multimodal transportation, air cargo and logistics. He is the author of various articles and editorials on trade and transportation issues with a focus on the NAFTA marketplace. Mr. Canavati is on the board of various international trade organizations and is the official U.S. representative of the National Importers and Exporters Association of Mexico (ANIERM). Consultant to the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) Border Trade Advisory Committee (BTAC). He is a member of the Camino Real District Export Council, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Recently appointed as chair of the International Energy Commission of ANIERM. Recently appointed to the board of directors of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and appointed co-chair of the international business committee of the same organization. Mr. Canavati was recently appointed by Mayor Nirenberg to the Airport System Development Committee. Its purpose is to strategically consider the future aviation needs of the San Antonio region as it grows over the next 30 to 50 years. Former chair of the Logistics Subcomittee of the Associación de Empresarios Mexicanos  (AEM) Energy Committee. He was added to the San Antonio Business Journal “Who’s Who” list in Energy logistics. He lectures at various universities and participates on various high-level panels per year at international trade events. He is an invited educator-lecturer twice a year at the School of Law post graduate studies (Energy Law Master’s degree) program at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL) in Monterrey where he lectures on the “Basics of Energy Logistics.” He has been married for 35 years to Daisy Miriam and has two adult children, Jorge Mauricio and Gabriela Sofía, a daughter-in-law Michelle Gonzales and a lovely granddaughter Penelope Michelle.

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