The efforts of College of Business alum Lisa (Anderson) Waller ’93 to improve American exports has been applauded by the White House.

Waller is vice president of BDG International Inc., which received the President’s “E” Award for Export Service. The award notes the company’s significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports and outstanding international trade consulting.

Located in Elgin, BDG has worked the past 30 years to create reliable and efficient international supply chains that improve local economies by bolstering the demand for American products. The company was one of only 57 organizations across the country to receive the honor.