“I volunteered to be on the ITEP board of directors, because I was inspired by the powerful impact ITEP had on the lives of these high school students,” said Amy L. Grat, CEO, ITEP
Los Angeles, CA — Chair Caroline Brown, International Trade Education Programs, Inc. (ITEP) announced today (Wednesday) that the a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization has chosen Amy L. Grat as the new CEO, replacing Carol Rowen, founder, who retired last month after more than a decade of award-winning community and business service and will remain a consultant at ITEP.
“Amy is a globally-focused non-profit professional with more than 15 years of experience raising funds, managing programs and effectively building relationships,” said Caroline Brown, chair, ITEP. “After an extensive search we felt that Amy skills and professional networks will enable the organization to build upon our first decade of success.”
Grat, as a member of the ITEP Board for the past three years, has provided strategic input and raised revenues for the nonprofit 501c3 organization. Prior to ITEP, she was director of Marshall Partners and associate director of Annual Giving for USC’s Marshall School of Business, where she received her MBA in 2008. Earlier, she served as vice president of Investor Relations for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), where she was responsible for raising funds and developing the organization’s relationships within Southern California’s business, government and educational communities.
“I volunteered to be on the ITEP board of directors, because I was inspired by the powerful impact ITEP had on the lives of these high school students,” explained Amy L. Grat, CEO, ITEP. “Today I am thrilled for the opportunity to build on the phenomenal work done by Carol Rowen and our industry and educational partners in preparing job-ready and college-prepared graduates for careers in international trade.”