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GRISHIN, MCGANN JOIN INDIANA CHAPTER OF THE FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION

(Indianapolis – September 29) – Two team members at The International Center were recently selected as board members for the Indiana Chapter of the Fulbright Association. Leslie Grishin, international visitors program manager, joined The Center’s staff in April of 2019. Glennda McGann has served The Center as development and engagement director since January 2019. The mission of the Fulbright Association is to advocate for the Fulbright program, an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and led by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). In addition to administering the Fulbright program,
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TWO NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(INDIANAPOLIS – September 27, 2021)– The International Center has announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors: Brad Chambers and Kevin Henderson. Brad Chambers is the current Secretary of Commerce for the state of Indiana and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Chambers is also the founder, president, and CEO of Indianapolis-based Buckingham Companies. Kevin Henderson serves as Senior Director of Global Compensation at Eli Lilly and Company. Henderson has been with Eli Lilly and Company for the last fourteen years, supporting human resource functions across the global company. His term as a board
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GOVERNOR ERIC HOLCOMB TO PRESENT INTERNTIONAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD TO DAN COATS AT 9/14 DINNER AND PROGRAM

(INDIANAPOLIS – August 17, 2021) – Daniel R. Coats, former Congressman and Senator from Indiana, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and U.S. Director of National Intelligence, will receive the  International Citizen of the Year (ICY) Award on September 14 at a dinner and program at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. The award, presented by The International Center since 1985, honors individuals whose work has achieved global impact and elevated Indiana on the world stage. Governor Eric Holcomb, who received the ICY Award in 2018, will make the award presentation. The third annual Global Impression Award honoring an emerging global leader in Indiana, will
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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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