Develops strategies and recommendations for promoting Illinois companies internationally. Works with a variety of multinational organizations to enable successful change between and among businesses. Responsibilities include: the complete targeting, planning, and execution of international marketing assistance to Illinois firms at major international business events, trade shows and trade missions. Advises Illinois companies on potential international business opportunities, strategies, and best practices in the markets of Europe and Russia. Provides leadership through coordinating the international efforts of the Chicago headquarters and the State of Illinois Foreign Trade & Investment Offices worldwide.