M. Ester Gordillo

Principal International Trade Consultant

Ms. Gordillo began her International Trade Consulting career at Verity Systems in El Dorado, California in the logistics department. She was recruited to the Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) to work at CITD’s Sacramento office where she played a key role giving impetus to the California-Mexico Trade Assistance Center and successfully becoming the Principal International Trade Specialist at the Los Rios CITD. Ester provides support and leadership in international trade to a wide array of industries, seasoned and start-up companies, and individuals.

Ester is currently a member of the Northern California District Export Council and a director of the Inland International Trade Association, Inc. (IITAI). Ms. Gordillo is a founder and past president of the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California based in Sacramento, working closely with the Mexican Consulate. She is a former state secretary of the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and former executive director of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Ester is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. Additionally, she holds an Associate of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the California Academy of Merchandising Art & Design, Sacramento. Ester also attended the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos in Mexico and received a “Doing Business in China” certificate of completion from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.