NARBELI GALINDO, EDC DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS / UMKC PROFESSOR

Narbeli is an accomplished international marketing and finance professional with over 25 years of international business experience.  She has developed and implemented successful international and domestic marketing strategies, and has led all facets of the marketing plan execution process.  Her expertise includes strategic market analysis, forecasting, planning and building brand awareness.

As of January 1, 2015, she became the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Director of International Affairs responsible for all global aspects of the Kansas City, Missouri development under Mayor Sly James.  Previously she was the Managing Director of her own importing business, Narbeli’s Imports LLC founded in 2003.  Additionally, she is an UMKC International Business and Finance professor teaching undergraduates and graduates on international Management, Marketing and Finance, directing study abroad programs to Spain, and training corporations on how to successfully expand their companies’ product and services globally. Narbeli also served as the 2014 Past President of The International Trade Council of KC and current serves as Board of Director for the International Relation Council.