Program Director CEI Women’s Business Center South, Business Advisor
As Program Director at the CEI Women’s Business Center in Southern Maine, Grace helps entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs start and grow their business, with a special mission to support the ethnically and socially underserved groups. Grace previously worked in the consumer goods industry, where she was a product developer and marketer of trend-right products that were sold in major national retail stores, such as Walmart, Macy’s, and Pottery Barn. She has worked in a variety of business settings, from small companies to large public corporations. With a strong background in international trade, Grace started her exporting company in 2014 — Belle Cove, LLC, which focuses on selling frozen seafood from the Americas to Asia and Europe. Grace holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and International Business from Minnesota State University. Grace has earned the Certified Global Business Professional designation in Maine from North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE).