Are You Ready to Export? Meet the U.S. Commercial Service
May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Are You Ready to Export?
Join us this week for a conversation with the Seattle team of the U.S. Commercial Service. The U.S. Commercial Service (CS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration offers companies a full range of expertise in international trade. Learn about the many ways the U.S. Commercial Service can connect you with international markets and support your successful growth through exporting. Joining us on this panel will be:
- Diane Mooney, Director, U.S. Commercial Service Seattle Office
- Liz Laxague, Senior International Trade Specialist
Wednesday Webinars with SBA Seattle is an ongoing series of free, virtual, webinars covering a variety of topics to benefit small business owners. On the fourth Wednesday of each month, we will be focusing on export assistance, featuring conversations with different members of the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT). Established in 2013 following a national mandate to do more to support international trade, WEOT is a collaborative team of local, state, regional, and federal export assistance agencies who provide you the tools and resources you need to sell internationally.
About the Host
John Brislin is SBA’s International Trade & Finance Specialist (Export Finance Manager) for Washington State, Northern Idaho and Alaska. He has over 23 years of private-sector international banking and trade finance experience working at Bank of Boston (Bank of America) and Bank of California (U.S. Bank). John has over 12 years of public-sector export trade finance and risk mitigation experience working at Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW), Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) and SBA Office of International Trade (SBA OIT). He looks forward to working with Small Businesses so they can turn their export opportunities into actual sales and to achieve the ultimate goal of getting paid—especially on time—for those sales.