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Jenny Hahn

Jenny Hahn


Jenny joined FD Associates in 1992 and is involved in all aspects of export compliance and licensing. As President, Jenny oversees our associates in licensing and compliance requirements for our clients and works with clients directly providing training in the ITAR and EAR, and aids our clients with navigating the complex requirements of Export Control Reform, helping companies establish their export compliance programs and auditing existing programs.  Jenny is well versed in the export requirements of the ITAR and EAR for a variety of technologies including infrared, aerospace, ballistic/armoured equipment, firearms/ammunition, missile motors, ISR Platforms, and various weapon systems. Jenny assumed the role of President of FD Associates when its founder and former President, Fae Daniels, retired in 2014.  Jenny is available to provide clients company-specific, on-site export training and to assist in establishing internal company trade compliance programs including conducting audits of export procedures for compliance with the ITAR, EAR, and FTR and assisting with voluntary disclosures and corrective actions plans.

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John J. Herzo, J.D.

Senior Compliance Associate

A graduate of Whittier Law School, John brings his legal training to his employment at FD Associates. Since 2000, John has dealt with a wide range of complex export licensing and export compliance requirements on behalf of our clients. John has expertise with the following, but not limited to, ITAR and EAR technologies in the fields of aerospace (commercial and military fixed wing and rotary aircraft and their engines, as well as commercial aircraft modified for military applications, unmanned aerial vehicles), electronics (commercial and military radar systems, electronic warfare systems, sonobuoys, EO/IR sensors, remote weapons stations), firearms and ammunition, missiles and rocket motors and propellants, military vehicles, vessels (military and commercial ships and submarines), personal protective equipment, night vision products, directed energy weapons, encryption and encryption products. John has extensive experience in preparing complex export licenses, ITAR agreements and amendments, reexport and retransfer requests, preparing complex export jurisdiction and classification documents including self-classifications, Commodity Jurisdictions, Commodity Classifications, retransfer/reexport authorizations, EAR licenses, export compliance plans/manuals including policies and procedures, preparing Customs Detentions, and Customs Seizures and complex voluntary disclosures for submission to the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Census Bureau. John also assists clients with audits, voluntary disclosures, and training in the ITAR and EAR. John assists clients with audits and training in the ITAR and EAR. John is also well versed in the requirements of the Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regulations and provides expert guidance to client companies in obtaining permits and other requirements of these regulations including the filing of voluntary disclosures related to the ATF regulations.

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Paul Croarkin

Senior Associate

Paul joined FD Associates in 2003 after working at Howmet Corporation, an Arconia company, where he was Manager of Export Control. Paul has significant experience with gas turbine technologies for aerospace, ground, and marine platforms. Paul also assists clients with other technologies including military marine platforms, military electronics, and commercial encryption products and technology. Paul conducts jurisdiction and classification analysis and licensing under the ITAR and EAR. Paul also assists with voluntary disclosures and trade compliance audits.

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Odyssey E. Gray, III

Senior Associate

Odyssey joined FD Associates in 2011 coming from a law firm where he received his introduction to export compliance. Since joining the company, Odyssey assists clients with a wide range of export matters, including export licensing under the jurisdiction of the Department of State and Department of Commerce, ITAR agreements and amendments, Retransfer Requests, ITAR Commodity Jurisdiction requests and EAR Classification requests, registration requirements with Department of State and Commerce and IT support for clients in connection with submissions made via DECCS. Odyssey has helped many clients navigate through changes in the ITAR and EAR in connection with Export Control Reform by providing assistance in resolving classification and licensing issues under the proper jurisdiction.


Kenneth Schmidt. J.D.

Senior Associate - Compliance

Kenneth is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Law and the John Marshall Law School.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to FD Associates from his public sector work with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and private sector work with a major prime defense contractor.  Kenneth is versed in ITAR and EAR export controls and compliance programs, party and transactional due diligence, anti-corruption compliance, third-party management, and international trade policy.  He also assists clients with voluntary disclosures, export controls classifications, brokering, training and audits


Bryce Ganzer

Junior Associate

Bryce joined the FD Associates team in February 2024 after graduating cum lade with a B.A. in Intelligence and National Security Studies. Bryce supports clients with Department of State registrations and amendments and the FD Associates team with preparing export licenses with the Department of State and Commerce.

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