Kelly Kemp is a Business Development Officer with the Southwest Regional Office of Export-Import Bank of the United States ("Ex-Im Bank"). Based in McKinney, Texas, his territorial responsibilities include Louisiana, Mississippi, the Dallas/Fort Worth metro-plex and northeast Texas. Prior to joining Ex-Im Bank Kelly served Halliburton Company for nearly twenty (20) years. Beginning his career in field operations, he went on to serve in a variety of domestic and international credit management, treasury, and finance roles. Lastly, Kelly spent ten years as Senior Trade Finance Specialist marketing and implementing financing solutions that enabled Halliburton and its vendor community to benefit from incremental export sales of goods and services to emerging markets such as Algeria, Angola, Brazil, Russia, and Venezuela.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies, large and small, to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy. We assume credit and country risks that the private sector is unable or unwilling to accept. We also help to level the playing field for U.S. exporters by matching the financing that other governments provide to their exporters. Ex-Im Bank provides working capital guarantees (pre-export financing); export credit insurance; and loan guarantees and direct loans (buyer financing). On average, 85% of our transactions directly benefit U.S. small businesses. With more than 70 years of experience, Ex-Im Bank has supported more than $400 billion of U.S. exports, primarily to developing markets worldwide.