- Mar. 10, 2014 - BATON ROUGE, La. --
The United States Secretary of Commerce recently appointed new members to serve the Louisiana District Export Council (LDEC) for a four-year term providing specialized expertise to small and medium-sized businesses interested in exporting. Supporting the Louisiana DEC’s mission to assist the U.S. Commercial Service/New Orleans U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC), Louisiana’s most experienced export executives as LDEC members are appointed to advise Louisiana companies on export issues and international market development by identifying potential exports and acting as mentors for new exporters. One of the recently appointed new four-year term members of LDEC appointed by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is entrepreneur, small business owner, and consultant, Bryan L. Greenwood.
Greenwood has over twenty years of experience having worked with entrepreneurs and small business owners primarily in the areas of strategic and business planning, technology commercialization, business process analysis, and financial analysis and modeling. Mr. Greenwood has also worked with entrepreneurs in the arena of accessing capital through assisting them with the development of information needed to obtain things such as debt or equity capital financing.
In order to encourage and support exports in local communities, international business groups called District Export Councils (DECs)
are set up that include international business professionals who are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. These councils directly support the mission of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS)
of the Department of Commerce. DEC members volunteer their time to participate in numerous trade promotion activities encouraging and supporting exports in their local communities. In order to promote job creation for Louisiana, Greenwood has performed community outreach and public speaking activities. He has given lectures in business classes and also has recruited companies who participate in classroom case-projects. He has organized training events and also worked with local economic development groups to specifically promote the startup, growth, and development of small businesses.
For more information, visit http://bryanlgreenwood.com/