I lead our business attraction team, which supports prospective commercial/industrial customers by identifying and gaining competitive advantages when considering a site in our service territory.
My work is informed by over 20 years of experience in the public and private sector serving international businesses. Fluent in Japanese, I lived and worked in Japan for the better part of a decade. I also served in the public sector for seven years in a variety of positions culminating as director of global markets for the former Ohio Department of Development.
I earned my master’s degree in economics from Kyoto University in Japan and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s in international studies from the University at Buffalo.