SBA's Sarah Bonner to Keynote the Business Expansion Symposium - September 17th (San Diego, CA)

San Diego District Office

u s small business administration

Business Expansion Symposium

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center

Photo: Head shot of Sarah Bonner


Sarah Bonner

Senior International Trade Policy Specialist
for the SBA's Office of International Trade 

Sarah L. Bonner serves as the Senior International Trade Policy Specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of International Trade. In this capacity, she ensures small businesses are adequately represented in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, helps resolve trade barriers, provides export promotion assistance, and trains on policies to advance small business trade.  Ms. Bonner also represents SBA in the USTR-led Trade Policy Staff Committee and serves as SBA’s representative to the U.S. National Committee on Trade Facilitation.

Ms. Bonner has 15 years of experience in international trade and policy, serving in multiple U.S. executive branch agencies, the private sector, and a U.S. industry association.  She has participated as a U.S. delegate in bilateral trade agreement negotiations, led on trade agreement compliance work, and supported activities to advance passage of free trade agreements.

In the private sector, she led a global transaction support portfolio assisting teams in securing over $17.5 billion in sales, worked globally to help resolve complex international trade issues, and assisted in market entry strategies.

Ms. Bonner received an M.A. in International Trade Policy from George Mason School of Public Policy, and a B.A. in History from Boston College. She has an Academy of WTO Law & Policy Certificate from the Institute of International Economic Law and has completed professional training at the GE Management Development Institute.

This event is presented by the North County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - INBIZ LATINO, in partnership with several local business organizations.

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