Kansas City, MO – April 29, 2022 – Drew Felling, International Banking manager, Commerce Bank, was recently appointed as a member of the Mid-America District Export Council (DEC). Mid-America DEC is one of nearly 60 DECs throughout the country. It encourages the export of goods and services to aid in stimulating economic growth. In 1974, the Secretary of Commerce authorized and established the first District Export Councils to support the expansion of export opportunities for U.S. companies and serve as a communication link between the business community and U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service (CS) employees. For 48 years, DECs have served the United States by assisting companies in their local communities to export, promoting U.S. economic growth, and creating and sustaining new and higher-paying jobs in local communities.
As a DEC member, and a representative of the bank’s International Trade team, Felling plans to further educate exporting businesses about international trade finance and how it can help businesses win more global sales. He looks forward to sharing the knowledge he’s gained from working at Commerce Bank to help customers grow international market share.
“This designation is a testament to Drew’s extensive experience in global business, from international manufacturing sales, global logistical services, and for the last nine years as a trusted trade advisor to Commerce Bank’s commercial officers and customers,” said Commerce Bank International Banking Manager, Brian Gordon, “We are pleased Drew’s role will enable him to better advocate for our international customers and the global business community.”
Last year, Felling, a Certified Global Business Professional, was selected as a member of the Board of Governors for the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE), where he serves on its Exporter Summit Planning Committee.
Felling earned his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has served as an executive board member for Tulsa Global Alliance, as well as an instructor for the Junior Achievement Global Marketplace Course and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Teach the Children to Save Program.
About Commerce Bank
With $35 billion in assets1, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) is a registered bank holding company offering a full line of banking services, including payment solutions, investment management and securities brokerage. Commerce Bank, a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., leverages more than 155 years of proven strength and experience to help individuals and businesses solve financial challenges. In addition to offering payment solutions across the U.S., Commerce Bank currently operates full-service banking facilities across the Midwest including the St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas, Springfield, Central Missouri, Central Illinois, Wichita, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Denver. It also maintains commercial offices in Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, Nashville, Des Moines, Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids. Commerce delivers high-touch service and sophisticated financial solutions at regional branches, commercial offices, ATMs, online, mobile and through a 24/7 customer service line. Learn more at www.commercebank.com.
1. As of March 31, 2022