2019 South Central TN Lender Conference
Celebrating Small Business Week
Meet the Presenters:
Susan Kintanar joined the Export-Import Bank of the United States in July 2012. She serves as the Regional Director for the Eastern Region. Susan has worked in international banking for over 30 years, from Asian International Bank, UBAF Arab American Bank, European American Bank, National Bank of Canada, Fidelity National Bank, Citibank and Regions Bank. She graduated from New York University with a Masters Degree in Industrial Psychology and also graduated from Pace University NY with an MBA in Strategic Management.
David Leonard is the SBA Office of International Trade (OIT) Regional Manager stationed in the Atlanta U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC). He supports the USEAC offices serving small business in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and central & western Tennessee. During his 25 year career with SBA, David has served as a disaster loan officer, national examiner of SBA Delegated Lenders (PLP Review Branch); Georgia District Office Chief of Finance and Portfolio Management; Area II SBA Surety Bond Chief for 18 states; Alabama District Office Chief of Economic Development and Nevada District Office Branch Manager.
The mission of SBA's Office of International Trade (OIT) is to increase the number of small businesses that export and the volume of exports by small business concerns. It also has the legislative mandate to represent small business interests in multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations. As a result, the Office is structured around the most common needs of small businesses, being information, financing, and market access, by providing:
- Information on, and early stage support for, exporting under the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP grant);
- Access to international markets, under the International Affairs & Trade Policy Division; and
- Access to financing through the International Trade Finance Division.
International trade is a hot issue right now. Developments in International trade are prolific and there could be more volatility to come. You have questions on financial resources and risk mitigation your institution can implement. We have programs that can provide the guaranty to allow your institution to assist your client.
David and Susan want to hear from you leading up to the conference. If you have a customer that is, or is even thinking about exporting, you should want to ask if there are any incentives that you or your client may be entitled to and learn about ways that you and your customers can mitigate your risks. David and Susan can help. Send us your questions.