Vice President of International Engagement, Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)
Andrea Richter-Garry currently serves as the Vice President of International Engagement at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). In her role, Richter-Garry oversees international business development efforts, including six foreign-based offices. She also manages relationships with foreign governments on behalf of the state. Previously, Richter-Garry held the role of Advance Lead to President Barack Obama at the White House where she led teams to prepare the logistical, security and communications aspects for the President’s foreign and domestic travel.
Richter-Garry began her government career at the U.S. Department of State in 2009 and honed an expertise in economic statecraft and international summit development. While holding the role of Chief of Staff of the Bureau of Energy Resources within the Department, she shaped foreign policy engagement at the critical nexus of energy and national security.
She hails from Watertown, Minnesota and completed her B.A. in Political Science, Global Studies and German at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and received her M.A. in European Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, and sits on the boards of the State International Development Organization, America China Society of Indiana, the International School of Indiana and the Advisory Committee of Women4Change Indiana.