With community support, Elizabeth has managed the CFITO since opening in 2014. The office conducts trade seminars, hosts inbound trade delegations, and connects inquiries to the appropriate regional trade organization in Central Florida.
Prior to joining the CFITO, Elizabeth worked for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts in Orlando, Florida and for a global consulting firm in Beijing, China helping foreign companies navigate entry into the Chinese market. She also studied the city government of Seoul, South Korea with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and studied the Irish Troubles in Cork, Ireland. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and in International Studies from the University of Iowa. She holds a Master of Science in International Relations from University College Dublin and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.