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Our Team

We encourage you to contact one of our teams members to learn how we might be able to assist you in your global endeavors.

Jeff Willis Kansas Department of Commerce, International DivisionInternational Division Director VIEW 785-296-2410
April Chiang Kansas Department of Commerce, International DivisionInternational Project ManagerVIEW 296-5473
Randi Tveitaraas Jack Kansas Department of Commerce, International DivisionManager, International DevelopmentVIEW 296-7868

Randi Tveitaraas Jack

International Business Recruitment Manager Phone
(785) 296-7868
(785) 296-3490
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.


April Chiang

International Project Manager Phone
(785) 296-5473
(785) 296-3490


Chang Lu

International Trade Representative Phone
(913) 307-7378
(913) 307-7389
Mr. Chang Lu is an International Trade Representative at the Kansas Department of Commerce. His primary focus is to assist Kansas companies with their exporting efforts and to attract foreign investment into the state. Prior to joining the department, Mr. Lu worked at the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, 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.


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