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Member Spotlight: President Alyson Schroer

Wednesday, June 02, 2021 2:53 PM | Mary Odom (Administrator)

President Alyson Schroer has been a member of the ITC for nearly 5 years and is currently serving as President until the end of August. Her company, The Scarbrough Group has been a member of the organization for much longer. She was motivated to join the ITC after attending the first Women in International Business Luncheon and enjoyed the event and meeting the people who were part of the organization. It was that day that she decided to become a member. As with many members of the ITC, President Schroer has traveled extensively, visiting Central America on several occasions. Her favorite place was Belize where she got to go snorkeling with her husband.

Currently, President Schroer is working as the Corporate Compliance and Consulting Manager at The Scarbrough Group in Kansas City. Originally beginning as a receptionist for the company, she continuously took advantage of more and more opportunities and as the company has grown, she has grown with it to the position that she is in today. She has been with the company since 2005.

Fun Facts and Advice:

Name three people (dead or alive) that you would invite to dinner:

  • Her Grandmother
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

What was the last book you read?

The Murmur of the Bees by Sofia Segovia.

Who inspires you?

Her parents. They are very hard working and taught me the importance of hard work in achieving what you want in life.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to get into International Business/International Trade?

There are so many different aspects to explore, so be comfortable exploring them. It is a constantly changing industry, and it is one of the reasons that I enjoy being involved in it. It is never the same.

What else do you want to tell us about yourself/what is something unique about you that is generally not known?

I love spending time with my family, my husband and our two kids, as well as the Corgi puppy. I love to spend a lot of time in the garden, planting, and enjoy harvesting in the fall to make my salsa.

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