(INDIANAPOLIS – April 2, 2019) – The International Center has added two new staff members, bringing the roster of full-time employees in its Regions Bank Tower location in downtown Indianapolis to 14.

Audrey Hughey joins The International Center as the Executive Assistant and Administrative Liaison to the Board with a wealth of knowledge in relationship management, most recently serving as Membership Director at The Columbia Club. Hughey’s interest in global understanding led her to receive an undergraduate degree in Natural Resources/Geography from Ball State University.

Rebecca VanVliet joined The International Center initially in January 2019 as the Marketing and Communications intern, earning, through outstanding performance, an invitation to fill a vacant Marketing and Communications Manager position at The Center. Currently serving part-time in this role, she will assume full-time duties following her graduation from Butler University in May with a degree in marketing.

“We’re thrilled to round out our team with the additions of Audrey and Rebecca,” said Martin Baier, CEO of the International Center. “The Center is fortunate to have found candidates with a combination of talent and experience that will serve us well in our mission of globalizing Indiana.”

Additionally, The International Center has elected new officers and selected the executive committee for the 2019 year.

The International Center 2019 Board of Directors Executive Committee is as follows:

  • Board Chair, Julie K. Griffith, Indiana Innovation Institute
  • Immediate Past Chair, Marsha Stone, Indianapolis Airport Authority
  • Secretary and Governance Chair, Ryan Marques, Lewis Kappes
  • Treasurer and Finance Chair, Jill McKinney, Butler University
  • Development Chair, Priscila Vansetti, Corteva Agriscience
  • Chair Appointment, Joerg Schreiber, White Arrow Consulting

About The International Center:

For more than 45 years, The International Center has served as a guide to the world’s cultural landscape, and a catalyst for the state’s international growth. Working in collaboration with businesses, organizations, government agencies, educational institutions and individual citizens, The Center expands Indiana’s global interest through a variety of programs and services and by convening diverse interests who share common international goals. The International Center is a member of Global Ties U.S. Additional information is available at