Allan Peterson

  • Certified Business Advisor, International Trade

Allan Peterson is a Certified Business Advisor and Certified Global Business Professional. He is housed at the Grant County Economic Development Council. He serves businesses in Eastern Washington as an International Trade Advisor. Allan provides confidential no-charge counseling to companies that want to export.

Allan is the founder of the Artisan Craft Distilling Institute. This weeklong workshop taught the art, science, and business of craft distilling. The workshop trained those who want to own and operate a legal distillery. This business operated both domestically and internationally.

He led outbound trade missions to South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, and China. These benefited rural value-add agriculture companies.

Allan participates as a working member of the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT). WEOT is a collaborative team of local, state, regional, and federal export assistance agencies that provide Washington state companies with tools and resources to help them export.

Allan received his BSBA degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. He has 26 years of management experience in chain drugstore operations where he developed strategic business marketing and planning skills in urban and rural markets.