International Consultants

International Business Recruitment

Randi JackRandi Tveitaraas Jack

International Business Recruitment Manager

1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 100
Topeka, Kansas USA 66612

     • Phone: (785) 296-7868
     • Fax: (785) 296-3490
     • Email:  Randi.TveitaraasJack@ks.gov

Randi Tveitaraas Jack manages the Department’s international recruitment program, oversees trade activities and serves as the renewable energy contact for the Agency. In her 26 years with the state, she has worked with companies in Europe, Asia and Canada in key industry sectors including wind energy, aviation, and bioscience. Successful site location projects include Siemens Wind Energy (Germany), CEVA Biomune (France), IdentiGEN (Ireland), Sonaca NMF (Belgium), and Gunze (Japan).

Prior to joining Commerce, Randi worked in international marketing at Storage Technology Corporation, a computer peripherals manufacturer based in Colorado. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Master of International Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and has also studied at the University of Madrid in Spain. 

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ChiangApril Chiang

International Trade Representative

1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 100
Topeka, Kansas USA 66612 

     • Phone: (785) 296-5473
     • Fax: (785) 296-3490
     • Email: April.Chiang@ks.gov
 
 April Chiang is the Trade Representative at the Kansas Department of Commerce. April has worked with the Agency for 15 years. Her job includes operating trade projects between markets in Kansas, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. She organizes trade missions to China and Taiwan for the Governor and numerous Chinese Leadership Delegations for Kansas. She also manages the Kansas International Trade Show Assistance Program (KITSAP)and the Kansas Governor's Exporter of the Year award program.

As an adjunct professor in Topeka, Kansas, April teaches International Business for Washburn University's MBA Program.

Prior to joining Kansas Commerce, April had 10 years of work experience with several multinational companies in Taiwan, including Kmart's Taiwan Buying Office as the merchandising manager for various apparel lines. She also worked with the KPMG Taiwan Office for a couple years as an executive recruiter.

April received her Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Chinese Culture University in Taiwan and her MBA Degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She also graduated from the International Business Education and Research (IBEAR) program at University of Southern California.

LuChang Lu

International Trade Representative

     • Phone: (913) 307-7378
     • Fax: (913) 307-7389
     • Email: Chang.Lu@ks.gov
 
Chang Lu works with Kansas businesses interested in exploring new export opportunities or needing assistance with international business issues. He serves as the liaison for European trade activity and also assists with business recruitment projects. 

Prior to joining the department, Lu worked at the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development International Trade and Diplomacy Office, the Utah Department of Commerce and the Utah State Legislature. 

He received his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management with an emphasis in global development, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brigham Young University.