Equity Bank Series – Karyn Page: President & CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services

Karyn Page is recognized at the local, state, and national level for her expertise on export promotion and export ecosystem development in both private and public sectors. She consults small businesses and communities across multiple industries on trade strategy, advocacy, compliance, market entry, and identifying global opportunities.

Ms. Page currently serves as President and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services, a full-service trade advisory firm, helping companies and cities leverage their capabilities and global reach. Kansas Global was honored in 2017 with the Presidential Award for Export Service, recognizing four consecutive years of sustained commitment to export expansion that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.

Ms. Page is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Global MBA and a graduate of Wichita State University with a BS in Business Administration, in international business and economics. She is also a certified Global Business professional.

As the current chair of Industry Trade Advisory Committee 9, a unique public-private partnership jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of United States Trade Representative, she engages business leaders in formulating U.S. trade policy. Ms. Page is also the chair of the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Freight Committee, 2016 – present.

Ms. Page currently serves on the World Trade Council Board, Friends University – Global MBA Advisory Board, and the Wichita State University Management Department Advisory of the W. Frank Barton School of Business. She also serves on the Wichita Airport Advisory Board (2014-present) and is a member of the Greater Wichita Partnership’s Strategic Advisory Team on Economic Development, the State International Development Organization (SIDO), the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Committee, and Wichita Downtown Rotary.

In 2014, Ms. Page led the effort to create regional Export and Foreign Direct Investment plans including best-in-practice performance metrics. To date, through the plan’s hallmark export ecosystem, small businesses have achieved tens-of-millions of dollars in new exports and earned the region recognition as a top exporter in the nation. Her agility to embrace change and harness the strengths of others allows her to execute on big ideas.

She is a frequent guest speaker at universities, organizations, and conferences, and regularly works with media and elected officials on the nuances of international trade practice and policy. She makes time to read to elementary students through Rotary’s Reading is Fundamental program.

Married to Mark Paolucci and mother to 20-year old daughter Kaitlynn, she enjoys time with family and friends – especially while in the kitchen or traveling.

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