FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2014
Office of Communications (202-565-3200)
Washington, D.C. - The Export-Import Bank of the United States today announced that Catrell Brown has joined the Bank as vice president for public affairs. The Bank is also pleased to announce that Matt Bevens has joined as senior communications advisor.
Catrell and Matt bring a wide breadth of private, public and non-profit communications experience to the Bank, said Ex-Im Bank Chairman Fred P. Hochberg. Together they will help the Bank better communicate its mission, which in turn will help the Bank reach more exporters and create more U.S. jobs.
Brown comes to the Bank most recently from the Executive Leadership Council, where she served as director of communications. Prior to that role, she served as vice president at a public relations firm and held multiple positions on Capitol Hill. She earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and completed her graduate work at SOAS, University of London.
Bevens comes to the Bank most recently from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to that role, he held positions with the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Obama for America and at a private communications firm. He is a graduate of George Washington University.
ABOUT EX-IM BANK:
Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that creates and maintains U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. The Bank provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working-capital guarantees, export-credit insurance and financing to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services. In the past fiscal year alone, Ex-Im Bank earned for U.S. taxpayers more than $1 billion above the cost of operations.
In FY 2013, Ex-Im Bank approved more than $27 billion in total authorizations to support an estimated $37.4 billion in U.S. export sales and approximately 205,000 American jobs in communities across the country. For the year, the Bank approved a record 3,413 transactions-- or 89 percent--for small-businesses. Small business exporters can learn about how Ex-Im Bank products can help them increase foreign sales at http://go.usa.gov/ZVTd. For other information about Ex-Im, visit www.exim.gov.