Baker Tilly’s Jeff Jorge Named President of New United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Great Lakes Chapter

Baker Tilly Principal Jeff Jorge brings extensive global business experience to the organization and its commitment to promoting mutually beneficial trade and investment and relations.

DETROIT (March 8, 2017) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce that Jeff Jorge, principal, international growth services practice leader and Latin America-U.S. services desk leader has been appointed to lead the newly launched Great Lakes chapter of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC) based in Detroit. For over 40 years, the USMCOC has been the leading nonprofit organization providing leadership and resources and fostering constructive trade relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

“I’m honored to lead the new Great Lakes chapter of the USMCOC alongside the accomplished professionals that comprise the chapter’s founding board of directors,” Jorge said. “Our region is particularly representative of the considerable economic, diplomatic and cultural links between the U.S. and Mexico economies. I look forward to serving our region and business community as we enter a new, dynamic period in commercial and diplomatic relations between our two countries.”

Jorge currently serves on the USMCOC’s binational board of directors North American Working Group, which provides recommendations to the U.S. and Mexico’s presidential administrations and to the U.S. Congress on matters related to global trade, national security and foreign relations.

“Jeff is a knowledgeable and innovative leader at Baker Tilly and in the region’s business community,” Baker Tilly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan Whitman said. “We are proud of his appointment to this influential position and believe he is the right person to advance the USMCOC’s mission during a time of change and opportunity.”

“I have had the great pleasure of working with Jeff as a member of the USMCOC’s binational board of directors,” Albert C. Zapanta, president and chief executive officer of the USMCOC, said. “He is a thoughtful and knowledgeable influence on our organization and I firmly believe he is the right leader for the new Great Lakes chapter and to help us achieve our goals and objectives in this very important region.”

The USMCOC serves as the leading binational business organization that builds mutual profitable trade and investment relationships between the United States and Mexico.

The USMCOC Great Lakes chapter will host a launch event including breakfast and networking, as well as a U.S.-Mexico policy update on Tuesday, March 14 in Troy. For more information and to register for this event, please visit

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