Kompass North America’s partner, NASBITE, has two exciting Webinars coming up. The first, SBA Tools for Small Business Exporters and Global Supply Chains, being on August 12th at 2pm EDT. With countries affected by coronavirus earlier than the U.S. beginning to re-open, global market opportunities are beginning to re-emerge. This has implications for companies that are selling overseas and/or part of a global supply chain. While the webinar is free, you should register ahead of time.
NASBITE and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to help make sure that small businesses are aware of SBA resources at their disposal to take advantage of these global market opportunities. The discussion will highlight the Debt Relief component of the CARES Act and implications for SBA export finance products. Other resources available to U.S. small business exporters and supply chains will be discussed as well.
Loretta Solon Greene is the Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade at the U.S. Small Business Administration. The mission of the Office of International Trade is to help small businesses find new markets and sell to a global customer base. Greene and her team accomplish this by executing SBA’s work on federal and state trade development, international trade finance, and international affairs and trade policy. Greene brings extensive knowledge in federal government and global affairs to the position, with 30 years of experience in international trade, economic development, fundraising, and protocol. In September 2019, she launched her own government affairs consulting firm, Greene Strategy. Greene is honored to have served in three Presidential Administrations, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald J. Trump. A member of the 2016 Trump Transition Commerce team, Greene was appointed Senior Advisor to SelectUSA, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s foreign direct investment program. During her tenure, she advised in the International Trade Administration’s Industry and Analysis, Manufacturing Office, executing the Administration’s plans to encourage growth in U.S. manufacturing with robust engagement to the aeronautics, nuclear, oil and gas, health technology, mining, telecommunications and engineering sectors.
Michele Schimpp is the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade and has over 20 years of experience managing U.S. government organizations and start-up operations related to global job creation, competitiveness, and economic growth. She has worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department, and the U.S. House of Representatives, leading programs and partnerships with the private sector, foundations, universities, federal and state agencies, as well as foreign legislatures and governments. Michele served on the senior leadership team that established the U.S. Global Development Lab, a new entity within USAID to apply science, technology, innovation, and partnerships to help hundreds of millions of people lift themselves out of extreme poverty. As the Director for Mission Engagement and Operations, she was responsible for the Lab’s engagement of more than 80 country missions overseas, as well as human resources and budget operations.
David J. Vidal holds the position of Head of International Trade Finance in the Office of International Trade at the U.S. Small Business Administration. In this role, Mr. Vidal oversees the origination and delivery of SBA’s International Trade Finance Programs that provide liquidity, risk mitigation, and working capital for U.S. small business exporters. Mr. Vidal has more than 15 years of experience in banking including international
trade finance, ABL and ECA financing programs. Prior to his senior leadership appointment, Mr. Vidal was a Fellow in the President’s Management Council Program at the U.S. Department of Energy (EIA) focused on
global energy infrastructure finance. In his prior roles at SBA, Mr. Vidal led initiatives on trade & export finance, international affairs, and international trade negotiations, including serving as a U.S. Delegate to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Please register with Zoom in advance of the meeting using the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrfuquqj4rE9dqWduauZB5XrO8b-fLwFNC
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Check out our blog on Thursday for details about NASBITE’s other awesome webinar, USMCA: What Has Changed & How to Comply, in August.