WASHINGTON – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) announced the appointment of its newest members to the four subcommittees of EXIM’s 2022 -2023 Advisory Councils. The subcommittees are the: Council on Climate, Council on China Competition, and two newly formed subcommittees, the Council on Advancing Women in Business, and Council on Small Business.
J.R. Gonzales of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) has been appointed to the Council on Small Business. The council consists of 18 members and will be Co-Chaired by Bob Dreisewerd, President and CEO of Baron Weather, Inc. alongside Nancy Flake Johnson, President, and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. The Council on Small Business will provide recommendations on ways EXIM can help more American small business exporters find new markets, achieve more sales, and lower the risk of selling internationally.
“EXIM’s Advisory Councils are crucial as we continue supporting America’s exporters,” said EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis. “The advice and recommendations provided from the diverse groups that make up our subcommittees are invaluable as we continue to modernize the Bank. I look forward to working with all of the newly appointed Chairs and committee members as we continue to support Biden-Harris Administration priorities and fulfill our mission of increasing American export competitiveness.”
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov.