Narbeli Galindo, a dedicated member of the International Trade Council, has begun a new chapter in her career. She went from leading the Kansas City's global trade efforts under the Economic Development Council for the last five years to teaching at Baker University as the William Everett and Mary Ellen Mealman Endowed Chair of Business Leadership and Innovation. In addition to teaching international trade and business courses at the school, Galindo will help develop courses in entrepreneurship, according to a release.
Galindo’s interest in international relations goes back to her childhood. The daughter of a United Nations diplomat, she lived in Geneva, Switzerland from age 10 through high school. She came to the Kansas City area to pursue a job in international marketing at Sprint. As of August 1st, Galindo will actively engage with the Greater Kansas City business community in meaningful ways that promote the interests of students, the Department, and the University, as well as to teach a couple of courses in International Trade and Introduction to International Business. She will also lead the Entrepreneurship Department helping to demonstrate the importance of business leadership and innovation; coordinating with the University’s Development Office in producing an annual event that will celebrate business leadership and innovation with awards given to leaders in the business community and students; and developing relationships with potential donors that will advance the Department’s mission and academic reputation. Baker ranks No. 3 on the Business Journal’s list of area MBA programs, with local enrollment of 274 last fall and is the oldest university in Kansas.
In addition to working for Baker University, Galindo will also be running her own Global Expansion Consulting firm working with various local and international businesses and organizations to expand their global reach and promote EB5 investment projects.