Don Hackney is the Export Assistance Advisor for the Ohio University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). He provides trade advice and expertise to SBDC clients in a 15-county region of southeast Ohio. Before arriving at the SBDC, Hackney gained expertise in logistics and international trade compliance at a heavy machinery manufacturer in Northeast Ohio.
Donald has over 15 years of experience working for global freight forwarders, and was a trade consultant for the Korean government’s Trade and Investment Promotion Agency in Los Angeles and Seoul, where he was also a writer for Korea Trade & Investment Magazine. He is a licensed customs broker and has degrees from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (BBA) and Arizona State University’s Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management (MIM). Hackney has lived in Norway, Korea and Japan for short stints and has traveled extensively – mainly in Asia and Europe – but is always looking for the next big adventure.