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C-Suite Insights: Expanding Businesses Around the Globe with Judith D. Pryor, Board of Directors, EXIM

27 Apr 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

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Join Women of the Vine & Spirits for 
our Leadership Series:
"C-Suite Insights"

Expanding Businesses Around the Globe with Judith D. Pryor, Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

Tuesday, April 27
1:00PM PST / 4:00PM EST


Judith D. Pryor
Board of Directors

Interviewed by Elizabeth DeConti, Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A.


Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal. Each of us can be a leader and make a positive difference, whatever our title or position.

Appointed by the President. Confirmed by the Senate. 
Few of us can say that is how we secured our positions. But Judith Pryor can. In fact, that is exactly how Judith came to her current position on the Board of Directors for Export-Import Bank (EXIM). First being appointed by President Trump and then having her role extended by President Biden. Her previous role, you guessed it, appointed by President Obama.

Judith Pryor has spent her career removing glass ceilings while leaving a legacy of innovation. An expert on emerging markets and leading Fortune 500 companies to greater success Judith has also been involved in fostering legislative initiatives. Her current role has her focused on assisting minority and women-owned businesses and we are thrilled to have her and the team of EXIM as Corporate Members. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Judith’s incredible journey and the passion for business that drives her.

This series takes you inside the minds of some of the most respected visionaries, thought leaders and entrepreneurs in the alcohol beverage industry. 

These live, one-on-one interviews, with Q&A open to attendees, will provide you with tangible tools on how to lead through uncertain times and inspire you to take action. 

Introducing the First-of-its-Kind List of Female Leaders in the
Alcohol Beverage Industry, Worldwide

The Women of the Vine & Spirits C-Suite honors and recognizes leaders that are change-makers, co-creators and curators 
in the alcohol beverage industry.

View the List

Visibility of women in traditionally male-dominated roles and industries cannot be underestimated.

These women have earned their place at the top as forward-thinkers, disruptors, innovators and icons using their voice and position
to inspire others to follow in their footsteps. 

Qualifying Corporate Members that would like to be included in our C-Suite need to complete this form.

Judith DelZoppo Pryor was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to serve as a member of the Export-Import Bank (EXIM) Board of Directors for a term expiring on January 20, 2021. At the request of the Biden-Harris Administration in accordance with statute, her term has been extended for up to an additional six months.

Ms. Pryor has spent the majority of her career working with multinational businesses, primarily in emerging markets, and brings to EXIM more than 25 years of business leadership experience in corporate and marketing communications, public affairs, and business development. From Asia to the Middle East, Africa and Western Europe, and from international start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her work has focused on the broadcast and satellite communications industries and international development finance.

Most recently, Ms. Pryor served as Vice President, Office of External Affairs, at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution. She was responsible for all external engagemenincluding congressional relations, public affairs, communications, and U.S. small business development. She was a member of the Executive Leadership Team anheld a seat on OPIC’s Investment Committee, providing input on all projects valueat more than $20 million.

Before joining OPIC, Ms. Pryor spent nearly a decade with WorldSpace Inc., a multibillion-dollar satellite radio start-up company, servicing developing markets worldwide. As Senior Vice President for global corporate affairs, her work included establishing marketing and communications functions in 11 international offices, taking the company public, serving as corporate spokesperson, and spearheading the strategy and execution for the company’s global brand.

Ms. Pryor held similar positions with COMSAT and Orion Network Systems and has worked with respected advertising and public relations firms. She began her career in the Washington offices of Gray & Company, continuing with the firm after its acquisition by Hill & Knowlton Public Affairs Worldwide.A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Ms. Pryor holds a B.A. in Communications from Bowling Green State University and studied at the Universidad de Madrid.

Elizabeth A. DeConti is a member of GrayRobinson’s Litigation Department, focusing her practice in the firm’s Alcohol Beverage Practice. Based in the Tampa office, Elizabeth’s experience includes compliance review of the rules and regulations governing the marketing, sale, and consumption of distilled spirits, wine, beer, and other licensed beverages for licensed beverage manufacturers and suppliers; distributorship and industry relations contracts; and industry litigation including trade regulation, beer franchise and trademark litigation. Before joining GrayRobinson, Elizabeth was a partner in the Tampa office of Holland & Knight and clerked for the Honorable Antoinette L. Dupont, Chief Judge of the Connecticut Appellate Court. Elizabeth is a member of The Florida Bar and The Connecticut Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida. Additionally, she is a member of the American Bar Association and serves on the Executive Steering Committee of the ABA’s Committee on Alcohol Beverage Practice.  Elizabeth earned her B.A. cum laude and With Distinction in Renaissance Studies from Yale University. She received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law where she was a Harvey T. Reid Scholar. She is fluent in Italian and French.

27 Apr 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

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