Growing Demand for U.S. Expertise: Service Providers Are Exporters Too

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Originally Aired: April 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. EST

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In this webinar, learn how government resources can help businesses sell services internationally. David Josephson, managing direct for 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.


Jolanta Coffey, senior international trade specialist from the U.S. Export Assistance Center

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.; a U.S. Census Bureau employee; and a survey statistician for special projects in research and development in National Science Foundation programs. Born in Poland, Coffey speaks several languages.

David Josephson, western region managing direct of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

David Josephson directs four Ex-Im offices on the West Coast, covering 11 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.

Josephson was a U.S. 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 U.S. Naval Academy.