updated: 6/11/2012 8:02:58 AM
Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman is set to leave today for an economic development trade mission to China. Skillman will lead a 37-member delegation of political and business leaders on the trip. In a recent Studio(i) interview with Host Gerry Dick, the lieutenant governor highlights the importance of Chinese commerce for the state.
June 7, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Lt. Governor Becky Skillman will lead a 37-member delegation of mayors, business and agriculture leaders on an economic development mission to China, June 11-17.
“The men and women of this delegation will help strengthen Indiana’s 25-year relationship with our sister-state, Zhejiang province,” Lt. Governor Becky Skillman said. “With China’s growing needs, we have an even greater opportunity to bring additional job growth and investment to the entire state.”
This will be Lt. Governor Skillman’s sixth international trade mission. Tax dollars will not be used to fund this trade mission, as private sponsors will cover all costs. Sponsors of the trip are Architectural Stone Sales, Dow AgroSciences LLC, EHOB Inc., FedEx, First Farmers Bank & Trust, Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers, Hoosier Energy, Ice Miller LLP, Indiana Farm Bureau, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Mno-Bmadsen Economic Development, Monarch Beverage Company, Vera Bradley and Whiteshire Hamroc.
Additional information about the economic development mission to China is available on the Lt. Governor’s website, www.lg.in.gov/china2012.htm.
Members of the delegation:
Lt. Governor Becky Skillman
Tracy Belcher, Pacific World Trade
Bradley Bookout, City of Muncie
Jessica Cheng, Pacific World Trade
Isabella Chism, Indiana Farm Bureau
Matt Claeys, Purdue University
Troy Clay, Mno-Bmadsen Economic Development
Randy Curless, Indiana Pork
Jeff Day, EHOB
Tom Dusing, Travel Leaders Indianapolis
Mayor Shawna Girgis, City of Bedford
Randall Head, City of Logansport
Chuck Hibberd, Purdue University
Larry Ingraham, Ingraham & Associates, Inc.
Dennis Kelley, Pacific World Trade
Joe Kelsay, Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA)
Michael Kern, Gaylor Inc.
Sam Krouse, ISDA
Kun Ma, Indiana University Health
Larry Macklin, Adams County Economic Development Corporation
Virgil Madden, Office of the Lt. Governor
Mayor Chris McBarnes, City of Frankfort
Gene McCracken, Lawrence County Economic Growth Council
Jamie Medlock, Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce
Terry Murphy, Muncie-Delaware County Economic Alliance
Matt Neff, Indiana University Health
Connie Neininger, White County Economic Development
Trace Ostergren, Serenity Springs Resort
John Sampson, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
Linda Sanders, Wessler Engineering
Mayor John Schultz, City of Decatur
Gina Sheets, ISDA
Shan Sheridan, Clinton County Chamber of Commerce
Tyler Stock, Office of the Lt. Governor
Lisa Swaim, City of Logansport
Tom Topash, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
Amy Warner, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Joe Yuan, Pacific World Trade
Source: Office of Lt. Governor Becky Skillman