President & CEO
Ivan Barrios is the President/CEO of the World Trade Center Miami. Ivan has served in this role since January 2020.
He most recently worked as Vice President for International Trade Development & TEAM Florida missions at Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state of Florida’s official economic development agency. He managed a statewide team of trade specialists that assisted Florida companies to export their products and services overseas.
Ivan has organized 28 Governor led trade missions to 22 countries from 1999–2015 for three governors. Special projects included 3,000 one-on-one business matchmaking appointments for exporters, managing two hemispheric trade shows, producing and publishing five Florida International Trade and Services Directories, coordinating the activities of the Florida International Bankers Association and creating the Florida Trade Data Center, a first of its kind information hub for Florida exporters.
Ivan serves on Enterprise Florida’s Florida Trade Partnership Alliance, the South Florida District Export Council, and is a member of the board of the Miami-Dade International Trade Consortium. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Senior Vice President & COO
Alice Ancona is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the World Trade Center Miami.
Alice has served in this role since January 2020. She brings more than 20 years of experience and leadership focused on developing and delivering international trade programs and trade missions, economic development, advocacy and cultivating new revenue generating services and solutions. Prior to joining the WTCM, Alice headed the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s international efforts and was the primary advocate for international trade, logistics and investment policies with a focus on reducing barriers to trade, promoting efforts to expand market access and investment in Florida’s trade infrastructure. Prior to joining the Florida Chamber, Alice led the governmental affairs division of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce where she directed the policy agenda on a wide range of policy issues on behalf of the business community.
She has been part of successful campaigns to win congressional passage of trade agreements with key Florida trading partners to include: Colombia FTA, DR-CAFTA, Panama FTA, Chile FTA, KORUS, and worked on efforts to secure the Free Trade Area of the Americas.
Alice has served on various steering committees for Florida’s transportation planning efforts, is currently Vice Chair of the South Florida District Export Council, Board Member of the Miami Dade County International Trade Consortium, recipient of the 2014 International Women’s Day Award from World Trade Center Miami, was named 2015 Person of the Year by the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc., and recipient of the 2016 Women of Distinction Award by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce.