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Did you know that service exports comprise 1/3 of total U.S. exports? Most people think of exporting as selling hard goods overseas. What is less well understood is U.S. expertise in services, from high tech to construction, engineering and architecture, is in high demand worldwide.
Learn how government resources can help your business sell services internationally! David Josephson, Managing Direct of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S, will discuss financial products that can help U.S. businesses close more deals abroad while mitigating the risk. Jolanta Coffey, Senior International Trade Specialist from the U.S. Export Assistance Center, will discuss how U.S. Department of Commerce resources can help service providers find more qualified international leads.
Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
In her current position with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Coffey is responsible for promoting U.S. exports and protecting American business interests abroad. She is a core member of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Global Environmental, and Travel and Tourism teams.
Previously, she was a program analyst for the tourism industry; a manager of statistical databases that tracked U.S. and foreign visitors travel, spending and tourism profiles into the U.S.; worked at the U.S. Census Bureau; and was a survey statistician for special projects in research and development in National Science Foundation programs. Born in Poland, Coffey speaks several languages.
Western Region - Managing Director
Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
David Josephson is the Western Managing Director of EXIM Bank, directing four Ex-Im offices on the West Coast, covering eleven Western States, and providing exporters in the region a direct path to Ex-Im for credit insurance, loan guarantees, and foreign buyer finance.
A career international banker, Josephson provided merchant banking and international commercial banking services to clients in private enterprise, global banking, and foreign governments.
He was a US Navy officer who served in Vietnam. He has a Master's degree from American Graduate School of International Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy.