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Deputy Director, Member Experience
Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Mid West
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Deputy Director

Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
March 2013 – Present (2 years 7 months) Chicago

● Promote business and economic development in Israel and in a 13-State Midwest region with a focus on energy, IT, life sciences, security and water, with knowledge of challenges and trends facing global companies and researchers and familiarity with relevant Israeli technology solutions
● Meet 1-on-1 with elected government officials and staff, Fortune 500 executives and investors on a regular basis to encourage collaboration and investment with Israeli counterparts
● Present and speak about doing business in Israel and the Israel “Start-Up Nation” story with economic development groups, non-profit organizations and on college campuses across the Midwest
● Develop and lead multiple international conferences and roadshows throughout the year in the Midwest, hosting delegations of up to 20 Israeli companies and government officials, with attendance of 100+, including the U.S.-Israel Healthcare Innovation Conference, U.S.-Israel Medical Innovation Meeting and North America-Israel Biotech Conference
● Coordinate visits of U.S.-based companies, investors, and business delegations to Israel in healthcare, IT, and security industries to meet with local companies, researchers and organizations
● Promote State-to State agreements with the Ministry of Economy of Israel for joint R&D projects, with successful such agreements in 2014 in Michigan and Ohio
● Attend major industry and trade shows throughout the Midwest to network and promote Israeli technology and investment

Director of Business and Trade Development

Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest
September 2011 – February 2013 (1 year 6 months)Chicago

The Government of Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest provides a direct link between the Israel and U.S. business communities. As Director of Business and Trade Development, my goal is to identify and promote opportunities for Israeli companies to increase exports and collaborate on technology with companies, universities, organizations and government agencies in a 13-State Midwest region.

Manager, Men's Varsity Basketball

Northwestern University
August 2008 – June 2010 (1 year 11 months)Evanston, IL

Member of Northwestern Men's Varisty Big Ten basketball team. Supported coaches during all practices and games, including video, statistics, rebounding and basketball drills. Coordinated various aspects of team travel and other team functions with university administration and donors throughout the year. As senior manager, recruited and trained underclassmen managers.

Research Assistant

University of Chicago
2003 – 2010 (7 years)

Conducted independent research in field of plant microbiology. Collaborated with researchers on multiple long-term projects investigating plant defense mechanisms and interactions between such mechanisms and plant diseases.

Media Director

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School
2001 – 2008 (7 years)Greater Chicago Area

Coordinated and produced multiple marketing and media projects, including video, brochures, and website, and served on committee for major fundraising events and headed design and advertising team.


Northwestern University

2006 – 2010

Honors & Awards

Northwestern University Department of Sociology Senior Thesis with Distinction, June 2010

3rd place, 2005, 2nd place 2006, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, 2005 Siemens-Westinghouse Semi-Finalist

Excellence in Internal Collaboration and Judge's Prize for Overall Excellence for media projects at Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School, awarded by Parnership for Excellence in Jewish Education, 2008


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