October 21, 2020
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
ORLANDO, FL (May 6, 2013) – Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) has named Maxwell “Max” Stewart as its new regional manager of International Business Development for the Tampa area.
In this role, Stewart will assist companies based in the Tampa Bay region with their exporting and international business recruitment efforts. “I look forward to working with companies in the region to grow their business through the international market,” Stewart said. “Florida is the world’s leading trade hub for Latin American and the Caribbean, and my goal is to assist companies in benefiting from our global trade access.”
Goods worth more than $162 billion flowed through Florida’s airports and seaports in 2012. Florida is also a major producer and exporter of goods, which reached a record $66.4 billion in 2012.
“Max brings great experience to our team and we know he will be an asset to our trade efforts,” said Michael Schiffhauer, vice president of International Trade and Field Operations. “He understands the international trade market and will allow us to reach more Tampa area companies that want to boost their business through international sales. We’re happy to have him on board.”
Prior to joining EFI, Stewart worked as president for the World Affairs Council of Central Florida, based in Longwood. In this role, he was a director for several international councils and visitor leadership programs. Stewart also managed more than 300 volunteers, led the board of directors’ fundraising and program initiatives, and served as a consul to domestic and international companies interested in trade and business development.
Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Central Florida. Tampa-area businesses and that are interested in international trade opportunities can contact Stewart at:
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Enterprise Florida, Inc. (www.eflorida.com) is a partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. Headquartered in Orlando, Enterprise Florida’s mission is to facilitate job growth for Florida’s businesses and citizens leading to a vibrant statewide economy. In pursuit of its mission, Enterprise Florida works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.