Board of Directors
President – Jennie Scanlan
Ms. Scanlan has a background in Business Development working with the State of Colorado, Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation. Now running her own Virtual Assistant & Business Development consulting firm, she assists small business owners and entrepreneurs in the areas of business organization, product development, planning, marketing, administration, and social media management.
Ms. Scanlan holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from the Baltic Business School, in Kalmar Sweden.
Vice President – Paul Kullman
Since 1998, Mr. Kullman has served in Beijing, São Paulo, Brussels and Guadalajara as a Commercial Diplomat for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He is currently doing a domestic tour at the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Denver. Mr. Kullman has an entrepreneurial background, having founded and managed four private companies in the trade, education, art and real estate sectors.
He holds a BA in journalism from San Diego State University, an MA in international relations from San Francisco State University and another MA in political science from George Washington University. Mr Kullman speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, German, French, Swedish and English.
Treasurer – Pernilla Råvik Johnson
Ms. Råvik Johnson is an experienced Management Consultant & Owner of Lemon Tree Consulting, a firm focused on Organizational Effectiveness and Organizational Development. Along with successfully managing client relationships she has a proven track record of successful implementations in Organizational Effectiveness, Business Process Improvement, and Change Management. Ms. Råvik Johnson is also an experienced User Experience & Visual Design Professional who has designed a multitude of applications and websites. Ms. Råvik Johnson holds a Bachelor degree in Organizational Development & Leadership from the University of Lund.
Secretary – Marie Forsberg-Mare
Ms. Forsberg-Mare is an experienced executive within B2B Marketing, Sales and Business Development on the global arena. She has a history of 15+ years as Product Manager/Director of Sales and Marketing of frequency control products for telecom applications. She is also a skilled market analyst, researcher and project manager, e.g. for development of digital tools for gathering, analyzing and visualizing data. As consultant and owner of SveUS she utilizes her skills and experience to provide leadership, project management, strategic planning, process improvements and creative support such as website building, copywriting and social media.
Ms. Forsberg-Mare studied International Business & Marketing at IHM Business School and Business & Office Admin. at Handelsinstitutet Ehlins-Påhlmans, Stockholm.
Director – Ceridwen J. Koski
Admitted to the state bars of Colorado, Arizona and New York, Ms. Koski is an immigration attorney that has experience working with clients that range from Fortune 500 companies, individual investors, start-up companies, U.S. branches of global corporations, and entertainers. She has been an active member of SACC-CO and SACC-NY since 2011 and routinely works with Nordic companies doing business in the U.S.
Director and Honorary Member – Don Peterson
Mr. Donald Glenn Peterson, Attorney at Law, has extensive experience helping clients navigate through the complexities of estate planning, estate administration and elder law.
The position as Honorary Consul of Sweden is filled by Mr. Peterson in which he covers the states of Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.
Director – Richard Goering
Mr. Goering is an accomplished Executive with domestic and international experience in sales, operations, customer service excellence, and marketing involving both start-up and growth organizations. Substantiated track record of increasing sales, bottom line growth while spearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and reduce cost with globally branded products. He currently leads the North and Latin American businesses, as Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations for Bona.
Director – Eva Månsson-Blair
Ms. Månsson-Blair is a marketing leader with over 15 years of financial services experience. She has a proven track record of developing and implementing strategic marketing programs that increase market share, cross-sell products and services, and build customer loyalty. Ms. Månsson-Blair holds a BS in International Business and a MA in Finance from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Director – Bill Powell
Trainee – Carl-Fredrik Mellbin
Our current trainee, Mr Mellbin, is 24 years old and grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden before he moved to Lund to study Business & Economics at Lund University School of Economics and Management.
Serving as trainee at SACC-CO, Mr Mellbin will get to further develop his skills in international business, business development, event management and marketing. He is part of the Event Committee as well as the Membership Committee while also being responsible for our Young Professionals group.