Mission Statement

Since 1985, American Language Services (AML-Global) has strived to help our clients communicate effectively with others around the globe. We take a consultative approach that helps bridge communication gaps between our customers and their target markets. Through our work, we hope to help make the world more interconnected and feel a little smaller. And, by doing so, make the world a more understanding place.


Meet Our Team

Dina Spevack: About the Founder & Director

Ms. Dina Spevack, an accomplished business leader, language expert, and educator founded American Language Services (AML-Global) in 1985. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Dina earned a master's degree in education from Ohio State University.  As an educator by trade, her love of languages and diversity flourished during her days of teaching at both Cleveland Middle School and later at the prestigious Le Lycee Francais in Los Angeles -- while being a world traveler, means she has years of experience fostering understanding among peoples of various cultures. In her years overseas, Dina worked teaching English as a Second Language and spent five years in Israel teaching high-leveled military and political officials.  

Her lifelong passion for languages and cultures drove her to create AML-Global to help the world embrace the changing needs of the global community. Ms. Spevack is still involved in the day-to-day management of AML-Global, where she stays informed of best practices and embraces the most modern and effective technology solutions. As is to be expected, she's also a big advocate of customer service. In just a few decades, Ms. Spevack has grown AML - Global into one of the most successful and respected language service providers; not just in the U.S., but worldwide.

Alan Weiss:  Executive VP for Sales & Marketing 

Mr. Weiss has served as AML-Global's VP of Sales & Marketing for over 12 years.  He has 30 plus years of experience in sales and marketing, and deep knowledge of the interpreting and translating industry. Before joining our team, Alan held senior management and marketing positions at several Fortune 500 companies. Alan is also the proud holder of a BA in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. 

An out-of-the-box thinker, Alan has a flair for charting out sales strategies and implementing complicated strategic plans. In his time at AML-Global, he's worked diligently to drive business growth and increased profitability. His expertise is in planning, market penetration, consultative selling, management, key account management, and competitive analysis.

A Detroit native, Alan is a sports enthusiast, hiker, biker, and a competitive backgammon player who's called L.A. home since 1985.

Jay Herzog: Sales Manager and Sr. Account Executive   

Mr. Herzog has served as a senior account executive and sales manager at American Language Services for over 17 years. He has 30 plus years of experience in sales and marketing and deep knowledge of the interpreting and translating industry. In his time at AML-Global, Jay has served clients at Fortune 500 corporations, Non-Profits, major universities, top 100 law firms, and a variety of government agencies. He is also the proud holder of a BA in English Literature from the University of Florida.

 

Jay is an exceptional problem solver and a strong proponent of quick response and total client service. Originally from New Rochelle, New York, Mr. Herzog has lived in Los Angeles since 1982. He is a huge sports fan and a scratch golfer. 

Ramon Delgado, Jr.:  Interpreting Manager

Mr. Delgado Jr. was born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, moving to the US when he was 10 years old.  He has since traveled through most of Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. Though most of his life has been in the US, Ramon is very proud of his Mexican heritage.  He graduated from El Camino College with a focus on organizational Communications and is also a Notary Public of the State of California.

Ramon has been with American Language Services for over 10 years.  He worked his way up through different aspects of the interpreting department including working as an onsite conference technician.  As the Interpreting Manager, he has spearheaded the companies' ISO quality improvement process.  He is happy to lead his department and is very pleased with the tremendous growth it's experienced in the last decade. 

In his spare time, he volunteers with immigrants that are seeking US residency.  Ramon also loves sports, musicals, plays, concerts, and fine dining. 

Jenny Gbaguidi:  Translation Manager 

Jenny is originally from Benin, a West African country. Her family moved to France when she was still young, she has spent more than half of her life in the beautiful city of Paris. Even so, Benin is her first home and she loves to visit when times allows. She graduated with honors from two of Paris's best translation programs, The Université of Paris 3: La Sorbonne Nouvelle and Université Cergy Pontoise, with a master's degree in Legal and Financial translation from English and Spanish into French.

 

She began her career as a freelance translator in France where she worked on numerous projects involving legal and corporate matters and greatly improved her translation skills in the process. After some time, Jenny decided to move to LA to advance her career and to learn from a major US-based Translation Company. She has been working and thriving at AML-Global for several years and loves the challenges and learning opportunities her work presents.

 

Mrs. Gbaguidi is a native speaker of French and Fongbe and has a working knowledge of French, English, and Spanish. She is a lover of languages and has always been interested in the language services field.  She has traveled abroad extensively learning about a wide variety of cultures and languages. This gave her the opportunity to work and study in France, the UK, Spain, Mexico, and the United States.


Jenny is very musical. She plays guitar and sings R&B, Jazz and Gospel music

Erik Morentin:  Sourcing Manager

Erik Morentin was born and raised in Southern California spending time in both Los Angeles and Orange County.  He attended Pepperdine University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Spanish. 

In college, he spent time studying in Argentina and working for UNESCO in Switzerland which drove him to explore foreign languages and cultures.  When he's not in the office he enjoys traveling, hiking, and surfing.  

Reuben Trujeque:  Accounting Manager

Reuben Trujeque is a native of Belize, Central America.  While attending junior college, he was among six students recruited by Jesuits from St Thomas University in Florida. He graduated with a BA in Accounting and moved to California where he later passed the CPA exam. His 30 plus years of accounting expertise comes from his leadership role in companies across several industries where he interacted with CPAs, bankers, attorneys, and governmental employees

 

Reuben is an active member of the Belize Association of Justices of The Peace who service both the local community and those in his homeland. He enjoys watching sports, mainly basketball, and spending quality time with family. His native languages are Creole and English.