Jeff White, manufacturing industry team chair at Robinson+Cole, is among the recipients of the Connecticut Export District Council’s 2020 Ambassador Award.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic in service to the region’s exporters and manufacturers.

White, a partner at Robinson+Cole who is also a council member, was named among the award winners.

The council helps Connecticut businesses tap international markets, contributing to the state’s exports, which topped $16 billion in 2019.

White spearheaded the Robinson+Cole manufacturing industry team’s involvement in the COVID-19 Special Topics Conference Call Series, presented by the U.S. Commerce Department and the district council and featuring a series of programs on issues affecting manufacturers during the pandemic.

Other Winners

Other winners are Wendall Davis, regional administrator for the Small Business Administration, Jeff Rossi, managing partner at CohnReznick, Jose Abrantes, senior manager for global trade compliance with OFS Fitel LLC, Jim Trubits, vice president Mohawk Global, and Tony Uphoff, president and CEO of Thomas.

“Each one of these dedicated professionals has given their time expertise, and business wisdom to support companies in our region during this unprecedented time,” said council chair John Schuyler.

“This award recognizes their commitment to the business community and our nation.”

The export council is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center in Middletown.