Shelby L. Peterson is the Acting Director of the Utah Export Assistance Center, a field office for the U.S. Commercial Service, under the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ms. Peterson has been in Utah for just about four years and counsels and guides Utah Companies through the export process from beginning to end. Such counsel includes how to find and develop international sales, comply with applicable laws and regulations, fulfill documentation requirements and overcome trade barriers. Prior to moving to Utah, Ms. Peterson spent seven years in Washington, DC working with the U.S. Census Bureau, the Commercial Service Office of Strategic Planning and the Commercial Service Trade Promotion Programs Office where she coordinated export services at over 30 trade shows worldwide.
Ms. Peterson holds a B.A, magna cum laude in economics, public administration and political science from Elon University in North Carolina. Ms. Peterson also has her Certified Global Business Professional credential as administered by NASBITE International. In her free time, Ms. Peterson is an avid outdoors woman enjoying all of what Utah has to offer whether it be on skis, a mountain bike, in hiking boots, or dabbling in watersports. Ms. Peterson currently resides in Ogden, Utah with her husband and their Labrador retriever.