2011 Trader of the Year


Congratulations to Trident Seafoods and Swype, Inc.

Winners of the 2011 Governor's Trader of the Year
and Emerging Trader of the Year!

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire gave out the awards at the World Trade Clubs annual Trader of the Year awards ceremony on Monday, 21 March 2011.  It was a full house at the Bell Harbor Conference Center’s Harbor Ballroom with members of the Washington State international business community. 

L-R: Julie Bennion, Vice President, World Trade Club; Dan Newhouse, Director, Washington State Dept. of Agriculture; Cliff Kushler, CTO, Swype; Mike McSherry, CEO, Swype; Christine Gregoire, Governor, State of Washington; Joe Plesha, Chief Legal Officer, Trident Seafoods; Rogers Weed, Director, Washington State Dept of Commerce; Jim Dickeson, Co-Presidnet, World Trade Club; Janet Leister, Co-President, World Trade Club

One of the World Trade Club's cornerstone events of the year, the Trader of the Year Awards was well attended and delightful evening for all.  Thanks to all those who attended, and thanks to this year's event sponsors and partners: Anderson Hay and Grain (2010 Trader of the Year), Coface North America, Lynden International, Supervalue International, Swype, the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, Trident Seafoods, the Washington State Department of Commerce, and Williams Kastner.