MADISON — Roxanne Baumann, director of international engagement for WMEP Production Remedies, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council. Her appointment is successful immediately and will run by means of Aug. 7, 2022.

According to the announcement, Baumann’s practical experience and assistance will be useful to the U.S. Office of Commerce in correctly addressing and enhancing a total variety of funding solutions for U.S. exporters, U.S. Office of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo pointed out in generating the appointment.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council is comprised of 25 personal-sector customers representing a broad assortment of organizations, merchandise, expert services, trade finance, general public plan and financial advancement companies, and academia. The chair of the Export-Import Financial institution of the United States and the countrywide director of Trade Finance for the U.S. Smaller Business enterprise Administration provide as ex-officio associates.

TFAC supports the U.S. Division of Commerce’s strategic objectives of maximizing job creation by strengthening companies’ export abilities and lowering the fees and complexities connected with exporting.

Baumann has led WMEP’s ExporTech plan due to the fact 2009. Beneath her leadership, more than 300 Wisconsin makers have concluded ExporTe ch export expansion procedures although averaging additional than $1 million in new earnings the 1st 12 months. Baumann has much more than 25 many years of non-public-sector production world wide income administration knowledge, most notably with Milwaukeebased motorcycle producer Harley-Davidson Inc.

Last yr, Wisconsin’s ExporTech grew to become digital, ensuring an even better access to providers any where in Wisconsin.

“I am honored and humbled by this appointment and opportunity to provide Secretary Raimondo,” Baumann mentioned. “Our modest and medium-sizing enterprises nationwide require to boost their comprehending of proactive exporting and have nationwide voice to their daily export issues. I glance forward to providing actual-environment insight and functional company solutions to U.S. Division of Commerce challenges.”