• Peter Cunningham Earns NASBITE Trade Educator of the Year Award

    NASBITE International recently recognized six individuals and companies for their excellence in developing innovative programs and practices that improve international trade, education, and practice.

    MHCC Economics Instructor Peter Cunningham was recognized as NASBITE’s International Trade Educator of the Year. This award acknowledges and celebrates innovation and excellence in international trade curriculum development, research, program development, and advocacy of international business issues. Peter has developed curricula, written several books on international economics and trade, and has directed state international trade operations. With significant contributions to many different educational and trade organizations, he plays an active role in fostering developmental learning.

    Recently, Peter wrote his fourth economics book “The Trade Director Diaries: Real Life Experiences Navigating International Trade” in cooperation with Great River Learning Publishers and has woven it into his current microeconomics classes. In the span of his career working in the field of international business and trade he has advised eight U.S. governors and one mayor on international trade and economic policy. Next year during a sabbatical, he will focus on developing a new course at MHCC- a seminar in International Trade that will use the new book.

    “This year’s award winners have excelled within their sectors of the ever-evolving field of international trade and in doing so, have shown great leadership in advancing our industry,” said Jackie Rasmussen, CGBP, president of NASBITE International. “They are all passionate about supporting and improving current international trade practices, and we have the distinct pleasure to honor their achievements to date.”

    NASBITE International is the leading organization supporting training and education in the field of global business. NASBITE members represent all sectors of the global business profession, including trade educators, trade specialists, trade-service providers and companies engaged in international trade.

    “It is such an honor. The award is not offered every year and it's a rigorous review process. It's a culmination of more than 30 years of teaching and writing in my career; I am humbled by the national recognition,” Peter said.