AUECO is a volunteer-managed association of export compliance professionals led by an Executive Board elected annually by the membership. The members of the Executive Board serve as the principle contacts for various efforts of the Association. The information below about the 2019/2020 AUECO Executive Board team is provided to encourage engagement between AUECO members and the Executive Board team. Members are encouraged to contact any member of the Executive Board team with questions about AUECO or the role of the Executive Board in the management of the Association.
2019/2020 AUECO Executive Board
Chair: Mary Duarte Millsaps
Mary Duarte Millsaps is the director of research information assurance for Purdue University. Mary manages established compliance programs related to the security of research information that, either due to federal law or contractual obligation, is subject to greater controls. Mary works closely with faculty and staff affected by these requirements. Mary has oversight of the University’s Export Control compliance program and serves as both the University’s Export Control Officer and Facility Security Officer.
Vice Chair: Laurel Dean
Laurel Dean is the export compliance officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Laurel has also held positions at Ohio State University and several companies, helping build dynamic compliance programs in export control and intellectual property. Laurel earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Roanoke College, and her law degree from Liberty University School of Law. Outside of work, Laurel enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, cooking, gardening, and hiking in the mountains.
Secretary: Wendy Epley
Wendy Epley has been an international trade compliance professional for over 11 years. Wendy has established and managed export control programs at two universities; one of which included an international campus. In addition to understanding the EAR, ITAR, and FACR, Wendy also has knowledge of other export control regimes including the EU, Australia, Canada, and China.
Membership: Rebecca Haworth
Rebecca Haworth is the Research Integrity Manager at Brown University and is responsible for compliance programs related to export controls, conflicts of interest, and responsible conduct of research. Rebecca has been a member of AUECO since 2016. Prior to joining Brown, Rebecca worked in the Office of Sponsored Programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and in the University of South Florida’s technology transfer office. Rebecca currently lives in Rhode Island with her dog (Isobel) and cat (Ernest).
Outreach: Bethany Nelson
Bethany Nelson has been the Export Control Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the past 6 years. Bethany has a B.S in physics from UW-Milwaukee and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Prior to serving as Outreach Chair, Bethany served on the AUECO Executive Board as Membership Chair.
Treasurer: Brittany Whiting
Brittany Whiting is the Export Control Director at University of California, San Diego. Brittany leads export control education, licensing, and compliance program for UCSD’s $1B funded research programs. Brittany has held similar positions in higher education at UC Santa Cruz, in industry with Quantum 3D, a defense contractor, and Advanced Micro Devices, a semiconductor manufacturer with global operations. Brittany has experience in export licensing with State, Commerce, OFAC and NRC. Brittany has worked in more than 25 countries with international organizations, such as the Silicon Valley Center for International Trade Development and for the United Nations Environment Programme training customs officers on import/export licensing systems and with the U.S. Agency for International Development. Brittany received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs and Latin American Studies at George Washington University, and holds a Master’s Degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.
Past Chair: Wayne L. Mowery, Jr.
Wayne L. Mowery, Jr. is the Senior Director of Compliance, University Export Compliance Officer, and Empowered Official for The Pennsylvania State University (“Penn State”). Wayne has been an active member in AUECO since 2013. Before joining Penn State, Wayne spent fifteen years practicing law in central Pennsylvania, including supporting the international trade needs of academic and corporate clients. Wayne is a practicing musician, a licensed pilot, and an avid professional baseball fan.