Tim Rasmussen, Board Chair
Vice President, Director of International Banking
Washington Trust Bank
Tim Rasmussen serves as the Director of International Banking at Washington Trust assisting clients with Trade Products (Commercial Letters of Credit, Documentary Collections), Standby Letters of Credit, and Foreign Exchange Products. Tim’s experience covers International Sales, Trade Operations, Foreign Exchange and Retail Banking.
Tim has more than 30 years of experience in banking, working for Umpqua Bank, Sterlink Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Washington Mutual, Sakura Bank, First Interstate Bank, Dresdner Bank and HSBC.
Tim is a past Chairman of the Northwest Committee on Letters of Credit, and was a national representative for the IFSA Letter of Credit Committee. Currently Tim serves on the BAFT-IFSA National Trade Finance Committee.
Tim is a graduate of the University of Washington-Seattle with a BA in Economics.
Christie Skoorsmith, Treasurer
US Sales Manager
Christie is the US Sales manager for Bodypoint who is responsible for developing dealer sales in the U.S. and working with the independent rep groups to maintain Bodypoint’s industry reputation as the brand of choice for postural supports. Christie recently served as International Business Development Manager of SPIO, a manufacturer of medical devices for children with special needs. Christie has a BA and MA in International Studies and has lived and worked in many countries including Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Spain, The Netherlands, and Ukraine. She has over 25 years of experience in international relations and development and a passion for exporting and international business .
Senior Managing Director, International Trade
Washington State Department of Commerce
Before joining Commerce’s Export Assistance team, Isabelle managed and developed the French-American Chamber of Commerce – Dallas/Fort Worth, whose mission is to promote trade and investment between France and North Texas with a focus on aerospace. Isabelle assisted U.S. companies enter or expand into the French market and acted as a liaison for the French-American business community, government agencies, trade and community-based organizations. Responsibilities included planning and organizing aerospace-related events such as ITAR seminars and an annual Aerospace Industry Forum, bringing together leaders in the aerospace industry providing procurement opportunities to small supply chain companies within the global aviation industry.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Customer Finance
Kimberly Pearson is the director of Strategic Regulatory Policy for Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC), a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary responsible for arranging, structuring, and providing financing solutions for Boeing’s commercial airplane and space and defense products and services. In this role, Pearson works to ensure that global aircraft industry financing policies and regulations promote the sale and delivery of Boeing aircraft. She works with global export credit agencies, including the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and supports initiatives of the Aviation Working Group (AWG), a not-for-profit industry organization dedicated to improving the global regulatory environment for aviation finance and aircraft trading.
Civil Rights Coordinator
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
As the agency’s Civil Rights Coordinator, Veronica provides strategic guidance on civil rights issues and oversees their Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Language Access Program. Prior to this, she helped develop policies and procedures for the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Program at the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. With more than 20 years of international trade experience, she helped establish the Canadian Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico in her role as a Trade Commissioner. She also served as the International Promotion Manager at the Nuevo León Chamber of Industry in Mexico. Veronica holds a bachelor’s degree in international business and diplomacy from the University of Monterrey.