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March 1st Newsletter; WTDC 40th Anniversary, LiveLikeBella 5k Walk/Run, Miami Dade College Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, GMCC Event: Cuba, A Year in Review

Posted on March 1st, 2017 at 2:43 pm

WTDC celebrates its 40 year anniversary


40 years in business! On March 8, 1977, WTDC was founded by the Gazitua family as a U.S. Customs General Order Warehouse. We've come a long way since those days but still maintain our commitment to service and our employees as a family owned and operated Foreign Trade Zone and Logistics company.


"WTDC's future is focused on building a company that unites technology and best practices with the values we share as a family," said  Sean P. Gazitua, WTDC President & CEO.


Ralph L. Gazitua, WTDC Chairman and former President & CEO, reflected on the values that led to his company's success, "First is God and Family, the core of our values and our responsibility to each other. Second is Continuing Education and Wellness, a sound mind and body are essential to peak performance. Third is Community and Business, giving back and enabling others in education as well as business relationships built upon transparency. And finally, Legacy, seeing that the Gazitua family business and tradition of excellence in logistics continues in a 3rd generation under my son Sean's leadership."




LiveLikeBella 5k Run/Walk


On Saturday, February 25, WTDC employees and their families participated in the 3rd annual LiveLikeBella 5k Run/Walk at Zoo Miami. Over 2500 people attended the 5k and assisted the local charity in raising almost $150,000.


LiveLikeBella is a childhood cancer foundation focused on ending childhood cancer. It funds innovative pediatric cancer research, provides support for families with children in treatment, and even assists families with the purchase of of headstones and urns if the child passes away. The charity continues after Bella's passing to be an inspiration to families afflicted by cancer and to bring resources to fight childhood cancer.






Miami Dade College Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society


On Friday, February 24, WTDC Chairman Ralph L. Gazitua was a guest speaker for Miami Dade College's Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society inauguration ceremony. Sigma Beta Delta recognizes the scholastic achievements by students studying business, management, and administration.


Mr. Gazitua is currently the Chair of the Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee for the School of Business at Miami Dade College and is pictured below with Dr. Beverly Moore-Garcia, President of  Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, and Dr. Sandra Torres, Assistant Professor at Miami Dade College - School of Business and Advisor to Sigma Beta Delta.





GMCC Event:

Cuba, A Year in Review


Join the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, WTDC Chairman Ralph L. Gazitua, and a panel of speakers for a discussion on the changes, advances, and regulations between the US and Cuba up until this moment. Panelists will discuss their experiences setting up and conducting business operations on the island and what the future might hold.


9 a.m. Registration

Tuesday, March 7, 2017




Ralph Gazitua, Chairman, WTDC


Alicia Lines, Regional Director, Financial Distribution  Service


Ritchie Lucas, Associate Publisher, Cuba Trade Magazine


Ana Quintana, Policy Analyst, Latin America and the Western Hemisphere, Heritage Foundation


Aliette Rodz, Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP


Click here for event info and registration