Maryavis Bokal, a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., joined the Orange County, California staff of the Commercial Service in 1989. In addition to her tenure with the Commercial Service in Chicago and Washington, D.C., Maryavis held positions in the private sector as Manager of International Government Sales for a multi-million dollar telecommunications company and as an international trainer with her own international sales firm. A member of several business groups, including the Economics Club of Chicago, Maryavis is also on the Advisory Board of several not-for-profit organizations. As an International Trade Specialist in Orange County, Maryavis utilizes her 20 + years of export marketing experience today as an active member of the U.S Commercial Service’s international Cosmetics, Infrastructure, Health Care, Safety and Security and Asia/Pacific teams.
Married to Richard Toman, a corporate attorney in Irvine, CA, Maryavis fondly adds her favorite title is “Mom” of daughter, Kate, and son, R.J.