Blake Jackman is an International Trade Manager with the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. He provides export counseling to his client base in the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, and Outdoor industries. With 14 years of international business experience, he has participated in over 100 different Trade Missions, Trade Shows and conferences, including speaking engagements nationally and internationally. Blake is the President of the North Carolina World Trade Association – Research Triangle Chapter and is on the British-American Business Council Triangle Chapter board. Blake came to EDPNC from Bass Industries Inc., where he was Vice President and in charge of operations, sales, and procurement. Blake’s previous experience includes working with the North Carolina Department of Commerce International Trade Division, Ferrell Law’s International Private Equity Investment Division and the Argentine-Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Mandarin.