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Candace Goforth
Managing Director

Since starting GTA in 2013, Candace has advised hundreds of organizations in handling export control matters. Candace brings over fifteen years of experience from the private sector and from the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) where she was most recently the Policy Director with responsibilities for Export Control Reform, as well as the advisory opinion, commodity jurisdiction and federal rulemaking procedures. She was also a senior agreements officer, training officer, compliance specialist, licensing officer, and commodity jurisdiction analyst. Candace has been a member of DDTC's Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) since 2016.


Kevin Maloney

Kevin Maloney advises U.S. and non-U.S. organizations on wide range of export control licensing strategies and technology transfer issues. Kevin's guidance helps companies to anticipate potential issues with securing a license or technology transfer before they arise so that concerns can be proactively addressed. Before joining GTA in 2013, Kevin was the Licensing Director at the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Before then, Kevin was the Munitions Division Chief at the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA). Kevin is also a retired U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer and previously worked at BAE Systems.


Chris Stagg

Chris Stagg is a consultant at Goforth Trade Advisors. Chris brings his experience from the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) where he had responsibilities with revising the ITAR and EAR for Export Control Reform, commodity jurisdiction reviews, writing responses to advisory opinion requests, and assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation on national security investigations into export control violations. Additionally, he brings his experience from legal practice at major law firms and the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as a defense industry analyst with Jane's Information Group and reporter for Jane's Defence Weekly.

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