Herbert Ouida

Herbert Ouida, Director of the Global Enterprise Network, has 20 years of experience in international business development with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the World Trade Center Association. His career is an excellent example of the value of a Liberal Arts Education. He devoted 26 years to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. These ranged from an attorney handling litigation and employee personnel matters to international business development management positions. During his tenure at the Port Authority, he also managed a city agency responsible for ground transportation regulation at the request of  the Mayor of the City of New York. In 1995, he began eight years of service as the Executive Vice president of the World Trade Centers Association (http://www.wtca.org). He left the WTCA in 2003 to create a foundation in memory of his son Todd (http://mybuddytodd.org ), to teach at a local university and to serve as a consultant on international projects.

Volunteer Work

  • Chairman of the Bergen Community College Advisory Board for the Nonprofit Institute for Philanthropy and Leadership. In this capacity I have become fully familiar with the plans for a certificate and eventual degree programs in non-profit management. In fact I have been working to bring this concept to fruition and would be thrilled to intensify my work on this much needed program. I have served on this Committee since its inception more than a year ago.

  • Chairman of the Bergen County Human Services Advisory Committee http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcdhs/advisoryboards/index.htm

  • Board Member for the New Jersey Youth Consultation Services:http://www.ycs.org

  • Board Member of the University of Michigan Advisory Committee on the Depression Center http://www.depressioncenter.org/

  • Co-Founder with my wife of the Todd Ouida Children's Foundation. http://www.mybuddytodd.org