Export-Import Bank of the United States

Council Member: Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

Council Designee: Claudia Slacik, Chief Banking Officer and Senior Vice President of Export Finance, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Claudia Slacik is the Chief Banking Officer and the Senior Vice President of Export Finance for the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Located in Washington, D.C., Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that creates and maintains U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers.In fiscal year 2012, the Bank supported approximately $50 billion in U.S. exports thereby creating or maintaining over 250,000 jobs in communities across the country. Ms. Slacik joined Ex-Im in September, 2013.

With a career spanning 30 years in the financial services industry, Ms. Slacik is a seasoned professional with a wide breadth of trade finance, lending, risk management, corporate finance, strategy and management experience.

Prior to joining Ex-Im, Ms. Slacik was with JP Morgan where she was most recently the Head of International Public Sector for its Treasury Services business.Prior to that, she was the CEO of its Treasury & Securities Services in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Residing in London, she was a member of TSS's Global Executive Committee and the firm-wide EMEA Management Committee as well as being approved under section 59 of the UK's 2000 Financial Services and Markets Act to perform CF29 Significant Management Functions.

Ms. Slacik received her AB from Smith College with majors in Government and Economics and she received her MBA from New York University. Additionally, Ms. Slacik is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute's professional chef program in New York City.

Council Designee: Carolyn Schopp, Director of Scheduling, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Carolyn Schopp currently works as Director of Scheduling at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The Bank is the U.S.’s official export credit agency, tasked with creating and supporting U.S. jobs through financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.  In this role, Carolyn manages and advises the Chairman of the Bank on development and implementation of outreach and promotional strategy, through domestic and international site visits.

Prior to joining the Bank, Carolyn served as Job Developer and Mentor Coordinator for the largest provider of services to the homeless in Missouri. In that role she cultivated relationships with the local business community and civic leaders while working to place homeless veterans into long-term employment and housing.

Carolyn started her career with Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire’s First Congressional District. Carolyn served the Congresswoman in her District and Congressional Offices first as an outreach worker and later as Director of Scheduling. Her time serving constituents and the public at the Congresswoman’s office inspired Carolyn’s passion for public and social service.

A 2007 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Carolyn earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and was a University Scholar.

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