Robert L. Brown Re-elected to National DEC Steering Committee
Firm attorney Robert L. Brown was re-elected to a second term on the Steering Committee for the US Department of Commerce National District Export Council (National DEC). Robert will represent local DECs in the Great Lakes Region, which covers Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Robert will continue as chair of the Kentucky DEC.
The National DEC provides support and guidance to local DECs, helping them promote exports from the US. It also facilitates communication between the DECs, between the DECs and the U.S. Department of Commerce, and between the DECs and the international business community and policymakers.
Local District Export Councils are organizations of business leaders from local communities, appointed by various U.S. Secretaries of Commerce, whose knowledge of and expertise in international business provides a source of professional advice for their region's local firms. Closely affiliated with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Assistance Centers and the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, the 59 DECs that exist throughout the country support the U.S. Government’s export promotion efforts.