NASBITE elects officers

The 2021-22 slate of NASBITE International offers was elected during the recent virtual NASBITE Annual Conference.  Congratulations to:

  • President Jackie Rasmussen.  As Senior Program Manager for the MU International Trade Center, she provides leadership to the student internship program and global market research projects the center completes for businesses. Jackie completed national accreditation as a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) in 2012. She is past-Chair of the NASBITE International CGBP Governance Council (2012-2018) and  served as Vice President of the NASBITE Board of Governors. Jackie has been with the University of Missouri for the past 28 years. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she completed both of her degrees – a BS in Marketing & Management, and a Master’s in Business Administration.
  • Vice President Gabriel Shwieri. BGI Worldwide Logistics. He is currently Chair of the Global Business & Entrepreneurship department at Santa Ana College, and has been an instructor for more than 18 years. He has taught International Logistics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship classes. He was part of the advisory board for the SAC International Business degree and certificate programs. He holds the CGBP designation and is a certified CGBP trainer at Santa Ana College. Gabriel is also President and CEO of BGI Worldwide Logistics, a global logistics and transportation provider that established in 1999.
  • Secretary/Treasurer Mike Seibert. He is the Director of the International Business Development (IBD) program for the NC Small Business &Technology Development Center (SBTDC). He also serves as Regional Director for the SBTDC at NC State University. The SBTDC is an inter-institutional program of the UNC System. Mike leads a team of professionals who serve as trusted business advisors to family-owned and privately held businesses throughout North Carolina. He is considered the lead strategic management practitioner with extensive experience at linking strategy to people and performance—improving competitiveness and profitability.Dr. Seibert received his BS in Accounting from Widener University, MBA from Campbell University, and EdD in Adult and Community College Education from NC State University. He is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP). Mike also serves as adjunct faculty for Campbell University and SKEMA Business School.

Rasmussen and Shweiri were re-elected to serve second one-year terms in office. Seibert was re-elected to serve a second two-year term.