January 9, 2013


SUBJECT:    Appointment of UCSD Export Control Officer

Following a nationwide search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brittany Whiting as UCSD's first Export Control Officer, effective January 1, 2013. Ms. Whiting will serve as the campus leader and resource for designing, developing, and implementing an effective export control education, licensing, and compliance program at UC San Diego. Federal regulators have increased their scrutiny of export control compliance by colleges and universities primarily due to concerns about homeland security and unauthorized releases of technology to U.S. economic competitors. Ms. Whiting's primary responsibility is to ensure we are meeting the needs of our faculty and researchers by providing support and expertise in these areas.

Ms. Whiting has held positions in higher education at UC Santa Cruz; in industry with Quantum 3D in San Jose, and most recently with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in Austin, Texas. Ms. Whiting is a recognized international trade consultant and trainer, and has served as Director for the Silicon Valley Center for International Trade Development and International Trade Program Manager for government organizations including the United Nations and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

As an international trade compliance leader, Ms. Whiting has worked in more than twenty five countries with leading international companies and organizations. At AMD, Ms. Whiting was responsible for leading global cross functional export compliance programs including international trade compliance training, policy creation, and export licensing. Ms. Whiting is experienced in building systems and automated solutions for global export compliance programs including global training programs, foreign national licensing; export licensing; & foreign strategic goods encryption licensing.

Brittany may be reached at 858-534-4175 or I am delighted that Brittany Whiting has joined UC San Diego in this capacity.

Sandra A. Brown
Vice Chancellor for Research