Jessica Gordon is the Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service Dallas-Fort Worth Office where she leads a team of industry-focused, international trade specialists to assist small to medium-sized North Texas companies to grow their businesses through launching an export business or increasing their sales transactions in target markets around the globe.
The Commercial Service Dallas-Ft. Worth office is one of 100 plus U.S. Commercial Service offices around the nation dedicated to assisting U.S. companies to expand their businesses by exporting, through providing export counseling, business matchmaking, market intelligence, commercial diplomacy, and trade advocacy. On average, U.S. Commercial Service clients increased their revenues by an average of $622,575, enabling increased employment by 7.2%, and safeguarding 3 jobs over the last 12 months as a result of the organization’s assistance. 81 percent of clients indicated they were highly likely to recommend services provided by the U.S. Commercial Service. In addition to heading the Commercial Service Dallas Ft. Worth office, Jessica serves as the Executive Secretary of the North Texas District Export Council (NTXDEC), the Commercial Service Dallas-Ft. Worth’s lead partner of trade professionals appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to provide international trade guidance to the local business community, where she is the chief Commercial Service liaison for Commerce and NTXDEC engagement on international trade development issues and expanding the North Texas exporter ecosystem.
Jessica is a member of Toastmaster’s International, the World Affairs Council, and many professional and community organizations. A native of Biloxi, Mississippi, Jessica graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned double degrees, a BA in Spanish and a BSBA in International Business, from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a graduate of the Else School of Management MBA Program at Millsaps College.