Since 1987, Kansas Global Trade Services, Inc. (KGTS) has helped over 300 businesses succeed globally by leveraging our international trade knowledge, experience, and global network. Through international business consulting, market entry strategy, market research, trade mission facilitation, and trade compliance, KGTS helps businesses and communities increase revenue and gain a competitive edge. Our staff helps guide clients through imports and exports, overcome compliance challenges, navigate trade policy, and execute strategic plans to enter international markets.
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 holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas. 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 Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm founded by former U.S. 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 U.S. 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, Kansas in 2017, Laura served as CEO of ImEpik, an online training company, with the objective of expanding the company’s presence in food safety 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 Development Director of the Clean Energy Business Council.
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