Are You Ready to Export?

Event Information

SBA Seattle


Wed., May 24, 2023, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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.


  • Diane Mooney, Director, U.S. Commercial Service Seattle Office
  • Liz Laxague, Senior International Trade Specialist

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.


  • Free

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