From prepping the President of the United States before meeting with global dignitaries, to negotiating trade deals for energy supply from the Middle East, to developing the U.S.-Baltic energy engagement plan, Andrea Richter Garry’s resume does not fail to impress. But it is her current role with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) that makes Andrea a finalist for the 2021 Global Impression Award.
As vice president of international engagement, she heads IEDC’s international business development team, which includes 7 international offices around the globe, and manages foreign government relationships for the state of Indiana. Through her role at IEDC, Andrea has shown a commitment to elevating Indiana’s international strategy and global presence through business development opportunities. She has been involved in the planning, execution, and accompaniment of multiple Government-led international missions, as well as several others with the IEDC team. These efforts have led to an increase in the level of foreign direct investment in Indiana and have resulted in new career opportunities for Hoosiers.
Hamline University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Global Studies
Georgetown University, Master of Arts in German and European Studies from the school of Foreign Service