World Trade Week
March 15, 2012

The Entrepreneurship Institute (EI) was proud to co-host and event with the Political Engagement Project (PEP) on Thursday, March 15, 2012. The event featured speaker Thomas Maguire.

Mr. Maguire worked for the U.S. Commerce Department, assisting US firms in West Michigan for over 30 years to increase their sales through exporting.

Mr. Maguire initiated the highly successful World Trade Week activities in Grand Rapids twenty years ago. He remains the only U.S. government employee chosen as the World Trader of the Year by the West Michigan World Trade Association. He has led the USDOC Worldwide Automotive Team. Prior to working for the U.S. Department of Commerce he worked many years managing international sales distribution in private industry.