Sherry Mulkins Named President of World Trade Center KentuckyKAM
Lexington, Ky (January 29, 2021) – The World Trade Center Kentucky, a non-profit organization and a leading provider of trade education, trade advisory and trade mission, across the state, announced the appointment of Sherry Mulkins as President. Sherry joined the WTC-KY in 2013 and held several leadership roles and stepped in and served as Interim Executive Director late 2019.
Serving the World Trade Center Kentucky since 2013, Mulkins works to create awareness of global trade and strives to assist companies in growth through international business. During her time at the Center, she has successfully led six international and domestic trade and business missions, and has implemented strategies to advance educational programs, webinars, and events. She continues to build partnerships and vital relationships that will help current and future companies utilize resources for increasing exports and imports in the Commonwealth.
Mulkins stated, “I am honored to lead the World Trade Center Kentucky to fulfil the mission and vision that the board of directors has set forth.” She continued, “2020 was an extremely difficult year for non profit and for profit businesses; however, we were able to pivot for the growth and success of our clients and members. The WTC-KY is committed to assisting manufacturers and service providers in continuing their international business in 2021.”
Mulkins has extensive experience in leading a non-profit, including grant writing, budget development, and program development and implementation. Before World Trade Center Kentucky, she was the Executive Director at the St. Matthews Area Chamber of Commerce in Louisville, KY for ten years. She excelled at growing membership and helping local Kentucky companies increase business and expand.
Mulkins currently serves on the National Association of Women Business Owners foundation board as well as the Center of International Business and Training. Among her many accolades, she was recently recognized as top 20 People to Know in Economic Development in the region.
“Sherry has demonstrated her leadership, along with her passion for our World Trade Center mission and her resilience this past year while facing unprecedented challenges. I look forward to working with Sherry and fulfilling our mission, while serving as the Chair for another year” said Eric Sauvage, Chairman of World Trade Center Kentucky Board of Directors.
For more information about WTC-KY please visit www.wtcky.org.