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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER PROMOTES VANVLIET

(INDIANAPOLIS – June 23, 2021) – The International Center has promoted Rebecca VanVliet to Marketing and Communications Director. She most recently served as The Center’s Marketing and Communications Manager. A graduate of Butler University’s Lacy School of Business with a degree in marketing, VanVliet joined The International Center in January 2019 as the Marketing and Communications Intern and immediately became an integral member of the marketing and development team. Her impressive skill set, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn led The Center to invite her to join its staff following her internship in March 2019. Martin Baier, President
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ANNOUNCES RELOCATIONS STAFF ADDITION, PROMOTION

(INDIANAPOLIS – June 1, 2021) – The International Center’s relocation staff has added one new member to its team and promoted a current team member. Abigail Leese joins The International Center as the newest Relocation Specialist. Relocation Specialists assist The International Center’s clients with the process of relocating to Indiana making the transition as smooth as possible. Leese’s unique skill set in seller representation and relocation services led her to join the team this May. She currently works as a Licensed Realtor at Keller Williams Realty, Inc. Taina Lance, GMS-T has been promoted to Director of Relocation Services at
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LUIS FRANCO JOINS THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(INDIANAPOLIS – April 21, 2021) – The International Center welcomes a new member to its board of directors: Luis E. Franco, Head Consul at the Consulate of Mexico in Indianapolis. Mr. Franco was appointed consul at the Consulate of Mexico in Indianapolis in October 2017. Before moving to Indianapolis, he worked as the Head Consul of Mexico in Salt Lake City. Mr. Franco has previously served as the deputy chief of mission at the Mexican Embassy in New Zealand and the Mexican Embassy in Sweden. He has worked a career as a diplomat since 1982, after graduating from the
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TWO NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(INDIANAPOLIS – February 25, 2021) – The International Center welcomes two new members to its board of directors: Ruth Morales and Daniela Vidal.  Ruth Morales is the current director of International & Cultural Affairs at the City of Indianapolis. Ruth has worked for the City of Indianapolis for more than four years, previously serving as the Geographic Systems Analyst and Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocate.  Daniela Vidal currently serves as the chancellor for Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, Indiana. Previously, she has worked as Vice President of Operations at Vidal Plastics and as the Director of Opportunity Development at The University of Southern Indiana.   Martin Baier, President and
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER RECEIVES $500,000 GRANT FROM LILLY ENDOWMENT INC.

(Indianapolis – January 1) – The International Center has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support The Center’s programming and general operations in 2021. The Lilly Endowment grant is given in two phases: a single installment of $300,000 followed by a challenge grant of $200,000. The challenge grant is designed to inspire other donors to support The International Center and will match qualified contributions from businesses, organizations, foundations and individuals. Founded in 1973, The International Center remains committed to its mission of serving as a catalyst to inform, convene and connect public, private and civic
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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ANNOUNCES THREE AWARD FINALISTS

Meet the 2020 Global Impression Award finalists!

THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER; ANNOUNCES 2021 OFFICERS

(INDIANAPOLIS – December 1, 2020) – The International Center’s Board of Directors has elected John Gaidoo as its newest member. Gaidoo serves as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Employment and Labor Relations, at Cummins, where he has worked since 2011. His term as an ex-officio member of The Center’s Board of Directors will begin in January 2021. Additionally, The Center’s Board elected new officers for the 2021 year as follows: Board Chair, Priscila Vansetti, Corteva Agriscience Immediate Past Chair, Julie K. Griffith, Indiana Innovation Institute Secretary and Governance Chair, Ryan Marques, Lewis Kappes Treasurer and Finance Chair, Jill
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