John T. Hardisty
T. Hardisty's involvement with international trade began more
than 30 years ago when he became Project Manager with the International
Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce.
His responsibility was that of providing counsel to U.S. firms
on overseas opportunities. In that capacity, he worked on a daily
basis with officials of the World Bank, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Agency for International Development, Export-Import Bank, and
other U.S. Government agencies and international organizations
dealing in foreign trade. He is knowledgeable about these organizations'
policies and procedures and how U.S. companies can benefit from
specialization is in the fields of transportation and environmental
projects; his experience in these fields has extended to project
work worldwide. He has traveled on government assignments
throughout Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Far East and
has worked extensively with U.S. embassies and consulates throughout
the world. Mr. Hardisty led an aviation trade mission to Nigeria,
Kenya, and Zimbabwe and was responsible for organizing a construction
industries trade mission to the Far East.
personal involvement with companies and their efforts to win overseas
contracts gave him occasion to deal with high-level officials
in U.S. and foreign governments. He has spoken before
numerous industry meetings on topics relating to marketing products
and services overseas.
Hardisty holds a B.S. degree in business from the University of
Maryland and has done graduate work at George Washington and Georgetown
Universities. He is a member of the International Club
of Washington and the Columbia Country Club of Chevy Chase, Maryland.
He is married, the father of two children, and resides in Bethesda,