Washington District Export Council

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The Washington District Export Council (DEC) is a volunteer organization drawn from Washington State businesses, governmental agencies and non-profits. The members have in-depth knowledge and experience in international business and are available as a unique source of professional advice to help other Washington firms compete and win business in the international marketplace. The Washington DEC works closely with the Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service to accomplish its mission through:

  • Counseling, educating and mentoring local businesses;
  • Identifying key issues affecting U.S. and Washington industry competitiveness in the global marketplace;
  • Enhancing the efforts of the Seattle US Export Assistance Center.

Established in 1973 by the President and the Secretary of Commerce, District Export Councils are mandated to support the export expansion activities of the U.S. Department of Commerce and serve as a link between the business community and U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEAC) across the United States. Link to the National District Export Council website: http://www.us-dec.com/

If you have an interest in contributing your knowledge and special talents to the WA DEC or, if we can provide a speaker for your event or answers to your questions on international trade, finance, logistics, marketing or documentation please contact us.

Washington District Export Council

Kelley, Lisa G. (2013) (DEC Chair)
Senior Sales Analyst
FedEx Services
600 108th Avenue NE, Suite 810
Bellevue, WA  98004
Tel: 425-793-4385
Fax: 425-793-4388
Cell: 425-306-9028
E-mail: lkelley@fedex.com
Specializing in: International Trade and Export Services
District: 8 | Representative Dave Reichert

Stafford, Bill (2011)  (Vice Chair)
Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
1301 5th Ave Suite 2400
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-389-7307
E-mail: bills@seattlechamber.com

Bob Deane, WADEC Executive Secretary
Tel: 206-553-5615

Diane Mooney, Director, Seattle US Export Assistance Center
Tel: 206-553-5615