International Trade Office
201 Alhambra Circle, Ste 610
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Alice Ancona heads the Florida Chamber’s international efforts and is responsible for developing and implementing programs that foster global trade and investment for Florida. She is responsible for promoting the Chamber’s international trade agenda, including reducing barriers to trade, promoting efforts to expand trade opportunities for Florida businesses and products, and expanded development of our trade infrastructure to federal and state, elected and appointed officials, staff and agencies as well as within the business community.
Ms. Ancona serves as the lead advocate to accomplish the goals set forth in the Florida Trade & Logistics Study 2.0 (TL2) through the newly created Florida Trade and Logistics Institute which actively works to expand Florida’s role as a global trade hub. She also serves as staff to the Chamber’s International Business Council and International Policy Committee which develops policy positions and recommendations on international trade and investment and works to promote Florida’s global competitiveness through advocacy.
Prior to joining the Florida Chamber Ms. Ancona was Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She was the Chamber’s chief advocate and served as the principal a liaison between the Chamber and public sector on a wide range of public policy issues and was responsible for development, management and implementation of the Chamber’s public policy positions and advocacy strategies.
Ms. Ancona has experience in planning, developing, and implementing export programs and strategies for U.S. based companies; identifying and exploring export opportunities in overseas markets and market access problems affecting trade and has contributed to international trade research efforts. She has worked with a number of international trade stakeholders, business organizations, universities, and other strategic partners to advance and promote support for international trade and free trade agreements. These include developing grassroots international trade initiatives and activities designed to raise awareness of the benefits of international trade. Utilizing her diverse experiences in policy development, program management, and public affairs at local, federal, and international levels, she has integrated counseling on the design of effective policies and programs with traditional advocacy for implementation through legislative or administrative action.
Ms. Ancona is Vice Chair of Freight Transportation Advisory Committee (FTAC) of the Miami MPO, Regional Freight Advisory Committee member (RFAC) of the Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC), serves on the 2014-2015 Board of Directors for World Trade Center Miami, is member of the International Policy Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, member of the Florida International Trade Partnership and Recipient of the 2014 International Women’s Day Award from World Trade Center Miami.