SENIOR PARTNERS

LAURA LOMBARD

President

Company Description

Kansas Global provides customized export services to companies in order to help them succeed in international trade. These services help companies with the many facets of international trade and are customized to the specific needs and goals of each client.

  • Consulting and Connecting: We are a first resource for any international trade matter. Our comprehensive knowledge of international trade and the finest service providers in the region allow us to help companies connect with much needed resources and assistance.
  • International Sales Expansion: We help companies increase their sales in international markets. We provide market research, strategy consulting, tactical entry plans, a global network and assist in every step of the way. Our work for companies shortens the sales cycle, reduces risk and builds confidence.
  • Trade Compliance: We help companies in all areas of compliance. Developing compliance manuals, compliance training, ITAR assistance, facility assessment and much more.

We are nationally awarded and internationally recognized for our work in export services, trade compliance, and trade policy.

  • Fee-Based: this means we charge companies for specific projects we do for them, rather than using a membership model. We believe this allows us to provide more comprehensive, customized services for companies at a lower cost. It also allows companies to see results directly tied to the money they spend.
  • Consulting Firm: The core of our business is to help companies. We offer a wide variety of customized services and projects molded to fit the needs of each individual client. Building relationships and trust with our clients and helping them succeed is our focus.
  • International Trade: This is our niche; our area of expertise. There are many experts to help companies be more successful domestically. That’s not us. We focus on imports, exports, compliance, trade policy and all areas of international trade. If you have a question regarding international trade, whether it’s about a new opportunity or a problem that you have, ask us, and we’ll be glad to help.

Laura Lombard is the President/CEO of the Kansas Global Trade Services, Inc. She graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Economics. Laura is an accomplished executive with more than ten years of experience in international business development.

 

Laura worked as a consultant and media relations coordinator at The Cohen Group (TCG), a DC-based consulting firm founded by former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen. At TCG, Laura worked with Fortune 100 clients on federal and international business development and policy matters.

 

After leaving TCG, Laura was the founding President and Executive Director of the Middle East & North Africa Consultants in Washington, DC. She formed MENA Consultants in 2013 along with twelve other consultants interested in promoting increased trade relations and commerce between the United States and Middle Eastern countries. She also provided strategic consulting for non-profit organizations, small-to-medium-sized companies, public-private partnerships, and Fortune 500 firms. 

 

Upon moving home to Wichita in 2017, she was hired as the CEO of ImEpik, a market-driven and research-based online training company. Laura joined ImEpik to expand the company’s presence in the food safety industry and other industrial sectors. The company tripled its revenue two years in a row under her leadership and became a recognized leader in food safety training. Laura also worked as a consultant for the Climate and Energy Project as the Development Director of the Clean Energy Business Council. Laura also ran for the U.S. Congressional seat in the 4th District of Kansas in 2020.

 

In addition to her Master’s Degree from SAIS, Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas. She enjoys traveling, painting, Latin dancing, and basketball. She is also the proud mom of a red-headed little boy.

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