Albuquerque Council for International Visitors (ACIV) and University of New Mexico
UNM Signs MOU with the Albuquerque Council for International Visitors
The University of New Mexico and the Albuquerque Council for International Visitors (ACIV) recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding signifying an important agreement to help bring more international students to the University.
The MOU was signed by Dr. Eliseo Torres, Vice President for Student Affairs, on behalf of UNM President David J. Schmidly, and Stephan J. Helgesen, President of ACIV.
WIPP Press Release: Albuquerque Business Leader Kay Carrico named to WIPP Advisory Board
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the nation’s largest bipartisan women’s business group, announced today Kay Carrico, President of In-Compasse International, Inc., has been named to WIPP’s Executive Advisory Board
“We are proud to add Kay Carrico to our executive advisory board, as a co-chair of the Energy & Environment Committee” said WIPP President and Co-founder Barbara Kasoff. “As a strong business leader in the national women’s business community, Kay understands and exemplifies the importance in engaging women business owners in the political and public policy process and knows how legislation can impact a company’s bottom line and ability to grow.”
As a member of WIPP’s Executive Advisory Board, Kay will provide strategic counsel on strengthening the impact of women business owners at the federal legislative and executive levels, bring her unique perspective on top economic growth concerns to our nation’s political leaders and activate this quickly-growing demographic.
Kay, President of In-Compasse International, a consulting and training company focused on helping companies to compete globally, has 15 years experience in both the private and public sectors in the area of international trade. “Because I have worked over the years with and in the public sector, I know what services are available and often recommend them to my clients. Both the public and private sector have a role in helping U.S. companies export successfully. While In-Compasse has contacts throughout the world, we don’t have offices throughout the world. And the public sector cannot provide the step by step process that In-Compasse provides.” But Kay doesn’t do it alone. She works with other consultants and trainers to provide whatever a company needs to successfully export. Recently Kay became a registered Ex-Im Bank broker, the only one in New Mexico. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank provides working capital guarantees (pre-export financing); export credit insurance; and loan guarantees and thus mitigating the risk for exporters. Ex-Im Bank often are the deciding factor as to whether a U.S. company can compete globally. Because of her global experience, Kay brings a global perspective to WIPP’s Energy & Environment Committee.
“I am honored to help lead WIPP as an executive advisory board member,” said Kay Carrico. “In today’s quickly-changing business environment, it is increasingly important that the nation’s 10.1 million women entrepreneurs have a role in the political process. I look forward to working with WIPP to ensure that voices of women small business owners are heard by those in public office.”
Since its founding in 2001, WIPP members have testified at numerous Congressional committee hearings on issues that affect the growth of women-owned businesses, particularly access to capital, tax reform, affordable healthcare, and federal contracting opportunities. Also, WIPP members frequently participate in roundtable discussions conducted by the Administration on the economic impact of public policies on business. In September, 2008, WIPP published the Economic Blueprint, the Women Business Owners’ Platform for Growth a bold, comprehensive set of public policy expectations on behalf of the women business owner community. It represents our voice and interests regarding the pressing business challenges that require actions by our elected officials.
“Now that women have ownership in nearly half of all private companies and are growing faster than any other business demographic, the impact of women entrepreneurs on the political landscape is formidable. With involved business owners like Kay on our executive advisory board, WIPP is leading the way to ensure women’s voices are heard in the halls of Congress, the White House and federal agencies,” said Kasoff.
Women Impacting Public Policy: Women Impacting Public Policy is a non-profit, national bipartisan group with over half-a-million members. WIPP is The Collective Voice in Washington, DC, for 48 national women and small business organizations. WIPP strengthens its member’s participation in the legislative process, creates economic opportunities for members and builds alliances with other small business organizations. Visit http://www.wipp.org.
Kay Carrico combined years of expertise as a trade specialist in both the public and private sectors with her teaching experience to create products and services that walk businesses through the processes of successful exporting. Her company, In-Compasse International, Inc. is an export consulting and training company ready to help startups or established firms achieve their goals when expanding into international markets.
Prior to launching In-Compasse, Carrico was an integral part of the Export Assistance Center in Michigan, working with federal, county and overseas counterparts to provide seamless export services. In the private sector, she had assisted electronics firms in the exportation of their products throughout Europe.
But where it all really began was her study abroad to enhance her teaching credentials while feeding her interest in really getting to know a country rather than just visiting. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Salamanca in Spain over the course of three summers. “Living in another country, spending time primarily with the natives, give you a different perspective on the world.” Carrico says. From taxi drivers to the professors who taught her classes, Carrico got a myriad of viewpoints on every facet of life and business.
Given her public and private business experience coupled with her teaching experience and extensive travel have allowed Carrico to build a range of services for clients, whether on a consulting or training basis. And while Carrico is not an expert in every field, she developed her experts in exports team who are. The experts in exports are richly experienced and knowledgeable in their fields and all have in-country experience. Bringing together her team of experts combined “with in-depth understanding of the capabilities of both the private and public sectors and with knowledge of what services are available, I take the best from each to provide a total package to clients,” says Carrico. “I don’t have offices in 75 countries around the world like the Department of Commerce, but then the Department of Commerce does not show companies how to export in a step by step process. “There is a role for all of us,” continues Carrico. And in fact, that is how the company name and tagline developed… In-Compassing all the information, training and resources you need to successfully compete in export markets.