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Carlotta Gmachl

Assistant Director for International Trade Program
Department: MSU-CIBER (International Business Center)
Office:
Eppley Center
667 N Shaw Ln Rm E413B
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 884-1660
  • Biography
    Carlotta Gmachl is the Assistant Director of International Trade at the International Business Center (CIBER). In this role, Gmachl will work as an academic outreach specialist where she will lead the Global Business Club, work with community colleges and minority serving institutions, be the person of contact for external stakeholders and various other trade related projects. Prior to her role at the Partnership, Gmachl was a Manager of Business Attraction and Trade at the Detroit Regional Partnership.

    Gmachl has worked in the international governmental, trade and export, and business relations field since 2016. Her experience has allowed her work both nationally and internationally â?? specifically throughout the United States and China.  

    Carlotta Gmachl grew up in Salzburg, Austria and is still an Austrian citizen. In 2013, Gmachl moved to the U.S. to study International Relations with minors in international business and Chinese at the American University in Washington D.C. During her time as a student, Gmachl studied abroad at Peking University in Beijing, China while also interning at the German Industry and Chamber of Commerce. Soon thereafter, she interned with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. and graduated with honors in December 2016.  Gmachl also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Central Michigan University in October 2021.

    PAST EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
    • Manager, Business Attraction and Trade, Detroit Regional Partnership 
    • Program Coordinator, Business Attraction and MICHauto, Detroit Regional Chamber 
    • European Affairs Intern, United States Chamber of Commerce, Washington D.C.
    • German Desk Intern, AHK German Industry & Commerce Greater China, Beijing
    • Intern Chamber Affairs, AHK German Chamber of Commerce North China, Beijing
    • Language Experience: German (Native) / English (Fluent) / Chinese (Intermediate)
    • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Central Michigan University – College of Business Administration, expected to graduate in June 2021
    • Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, American University – School of International Service

    NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    • 2020 International Economic Development Gold Award for RED Talent Cluster (Innovative Programs Population > 500,000)
    • Committee Member, Michigan Automotive & Mobility UX Group
    • Engaged with the German and Austrian community in SE Michigan