Foley Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

April 4, 2017

Jim Foley, Director of the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship at Bradley, was awarded the John Otis Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE).  The NASBITE John Otis Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor presented by NASBITE International. This award honors a lifetime of achievement in International Trade Education or training by those who have distinguished themselves through leadership or service nationally or internationally.

Mr. Foley is a frequent speaker on issues of international trade and teaches International Business courses at Bradley University. He is a Past President of NASBITE International, and has served as the Director for the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential.  He is past Chairman of IATTO – International Association of Trade Training Organizations and serves as national co-chair of the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) International Trade Committee. 

He manages a program and related staff of counseling and training in international business planning, marketing, logistics, export finance, and entrepreneurship.  The centers are a joint venture between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Bradley University with a mission to promote business startup, growth, and international trade.  He is also Director of International Programs for the Foster College of Business Administration.