Bill Cummins is Executive State Director of the Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a public sector service organization devoted to supporting Alabama small businesses. The network provides management and technical assistance to existing small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in the areas of planning, research, marketing, financing, government procurement, and international trade. The Alabama SBDC Network is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Alabama, and Alabama’s higher education institutions.
Bill is a thirty-year veteran of commercial banking, having served a distinguished career in international trade finance with banks in the Southeastern United States. Most recently he was Vice President and Executive Director for Global Trade Services for JPMorgan Chase Bank. He currently serves as the vice chair of Alabama’s District Export Council, and chair of the International Trade Council of the Birmingham Business Alliance.
A New Orleans native, Bill is a graduate of Tulane University and of the Masters of International Business Studies (MIBS) program of the University of South Carolina.