Elizabeth A. Krekel
With community support, Elizabeth has managed
the Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO)
since opening in 2014. The office hosts inbound trade
delegations and dignitaries, conducts educational seminars
with community partners, and connects inquiries to
the appropriate regional trade organization in Central Florida.
Prior to joining the CFITO, Elizabeth worked for Walt
Disney Parks & Resorts in Orlando, Florida and
for a global consulting firm in Beijing, China helping
foreign companies navigate entry into the Chinese market.
She also studied the city government of Seoul,
South Korea with the Seoul Metropolitan Government
and studied the Irish Troubles in Cork, Ireland.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History
and in International Studies from the University of Iowa.
She holds a Master of Science in International Relations
from University College Dublin and an
MBA from the University of Central Florida.