Jerry Hingle is Executive Director and CEO of the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA), as well as an advocate for expanding American business overseas. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola University in New Orleans, and received a Master’s degree from the European University in Brussels, Belgium with a specialization in international management. He heads SUSTA’s promotional strategy, which works to promote southern U.S agriculture and food products abroad. Jerry Hingle is also the Chairman of the Agriculture committee at the World Trade Center in New Orleans, as well as an appointee to the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade (ATAC). He provides expert advice on international trade and the exporting of American agriculture.