FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2014
Lawton King, 202-565-3200
Washington, D.C. - The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) awarded its Broker of the Year Award to Brett Tarnet Insurance Services during its 39th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
“We are delighted to recognize Brett Tarnet and her team for educating small businesses about the benefits of working with Ex-Im Bank. She understands the unique challenges of insuring small businesses on their export credit risks and helps smaller, more remote exporters get on the radar of private sector insurers,” said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg. “Brett is a boon to small-business exports and therefore to small-business jobs.”
Founded in 2004 and based in Newbury Park, Calif., Tarnet currently serves as the Broker of Record on 165 active Ex-Im Bank policies, having added more than 20 policies during FY 2013. The company is led and owned by Brett Tarnet, who specializes in serving small businesses. “On behalf of all of us as Brett Tarnet Insurance Services, a huge thank-you to the Export-Import Bank for this Award,” said Ms. Tarnet. “And on behalf of my many small business clients, thanks to everyone at Ex-Im for providing credit insurance products that would simply not exist without the Bank.”
No policy-payment limit is too small for Tarnet Insurance. The company assists exporters through Ex-Im Bank's application phase and continues to coach them through the first year, ensuring they manage the policy according to its conditions in order to preserve their cover.
Tarnet also received the 2006 Export-Import Bank Small Business Broker of the Year award.
Ex-Im Bank's 2014 Annual Conference will focus on the global business environment and prospects for growth. The event will feature prominent members of the business and government community including Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Former Treasury Secretary and President Emeritus of Harvard University Lawrence Summers, Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO John Stumpf, SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk, Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya Austin, and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. A full listing of speakers, panelists, and moderators is available on Ex-Im's website: www.exim.gov.
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.