Scott Goddin

How do your colleagues describe you?

Amusing, knowledgeable, committed

Why do you do what you do?

International trade can be a real boost to a company’s bottom line but being comfortable in exporting can involve a series of challenges. Helping firms overcome those obstacles, whether large or small, has always been most rewarding for


Mr. Goddin was the Director of the Oregon office of the U.S. Commercial Service from 1997-2018. In this role, Scott counselled hundreds of businesses in sectors ranging from aviation and high tech to power generation and higher education on export business development. He also worked closely with economic development partners throughout the region on designing and offering trade capacity building and related training programs.Scott worked in the international trade field for more than forty years including more than 35 years with the Department of Commerce. At Commerce, he managed trade negotiation and business counseling portfolios covering China, Korea and Taiwan as well as multilateral issues including standards and government procurement under the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Scott has also had short assignments with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and with the Subcommittee on Trade of the House Ways and Means Committee.