Chair and President of Export-Import Bank Visits TSU

    jhjAt the invitation of Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee, Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and one of the highest ranking business leaders in the Obama Administration spoke to a standing room only crowd of students and business leaders at the JHJ School of Business May 7.

    Hochberg shared insights on the global footprint of key domestic industries where U.S. exporters have a real advantage; industries like renewable energy, space technology, and medical technology and avionics opportunities were discussed. His goal is to streamline the process for U.S. companies to do business competitively in the global economy. Hochberg committed to the JHJ School and the Congresswoman to provide internships to our students.

    Hochberg has also worked for the Small Business Administration (SBA) where he helped to quadruple lending to minority and women owned small businesses. He was also the long-time president and chief operating officer of the Lillian Vernon Corporation, where he led the transformation of a small, family owned mail order company into an international, publicly traded direct marketing corporation. The JHJ School welcomed the opportunity to visit with and learn from Fred Hochberg, a real champion of the entrepreneurial spirit.