David Harlow (President at ITC-Diligence, Inc.)

David Harlow

President at ITC-Diligence, Inc.

ITC-Diligence International is a leader in the FTZ Industry representing FTZ Grantees, FTZ Operators, FTZ Users, Local Government and Trade Organizations. Our FTZ services include, but are not limited to, Marketing and Promotion, Application Solutions, Management Oversight, and Representation at all levels of the Federal Government (CBP,FDA,FCC,ISF,USDA,FTZ Board, CTPAT, and other miscellaneous government agencies).

ITC is a nationally licensed Customs Broker and International Trade Consultant with over thirty years of experience. As a leader in the Custom Brokerage industry we are able to conduct “Customs Business” at all levels, although we specialize in the expertise of the FTZ Program for implementation of all CBP forms, processes, and representation. ITC brings nearly 30 years of experience to the industry at all corners of the U.S. through participation in the RLF Program, FTZ Program, Bonded Warehouse Program as well as general cargo.

Edward Ornelas, Jr. (CEO of Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce)

Edward Ornelas, Jr.

CEO of Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce

Edward Ornelas, Jr., originally from Los Angeles, found his professional calling in the Inland Empire, dedicating himself since 2010 to elevating local businesses. His unique blend of innovative thinking and unconventional marketing strategies distinguishes him in the business realm.

Edward's pivotal contribution began in 2015 with the Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce. Though not its founder, he was the architect of its renaissance, using his strategic insight and relationship acumen to elevate the Chamber from a fledgling entity to a regional cornerstone. His transformative leadership was key in redefining the organization's trajectory.

Expanding his influence in 2018, Edward acquired the Inland Empire Business Journal, seizing the chance to amplify regional economic narratives and contribute to the area's positive image. This wasn't just a business move; it was a commitment to local economic storytelling and rebranding the Inland Empire's identity.

In his professional journey, Edward defies traditionalism. He thrives on innovation, questioning established methods, and boldly pursuing uncharted paths. For him, redefining norms and pushing boundaries is not a mere practice but a necessary ethos. This principle fuels his career and the transformative energy he brings to his ventures, creating environments that dare to evolve and innovate continuously.

Currently, Edward contributes his expertise to several boards, including the American Red Cross, Inland Southern California United Way, and as an Associate Director to the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. His nuanced grasp of business mechanics and devotion to societal advancement gained recognition with his recent induction into the California District Export Council by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, affirming his diverse skills.

Leading both the chamber and the Inland Empire Business Journal, Edward remains a cornerstone of community progress, stimulating economic growth, and weaving a narrative of regional success and promise.