Mark Cooper, Executive Secretary of the Indiana District Export Council was recently chosen for The Executive Secretary of the Year award during the 2023 Annual Export Conference in Washington D.C.
At the 2023 National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) Annual Export Conference in Washington, DC, Mark Cooper, Executive Secretary of the Indiana District Export Council (IDEC) and Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Indiana, was presented with the honor of National DEC Executive Secretary of the Year!
Mark is the Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce office in Indiana. He coordinates Indiana’s export trade promotion activities. He is responsible for developing and enhancing relationships with industry, local, state, and federal representatives, and provides trade advice, and counsel to Indiana businesses. Mr. Cooper has been an active part of the Indiana international business community for the last 25 years. Before coming to the Indianapolis office, Mr. Cooper worked for two years in the Office of Microelectronics, Medical Equipment, and Instrumentation, for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. His duties included analysis of healthcare industry trends and the development of policies promoting the global competitiveness of the U.S. medical device industry. Mr. Cooper has participated in trade promotional activities in Europe, Egypt, Singapore, Vietnam, India, South Africa, Peru, and Russia. Prior to his work as an industry specialist, Mr. Cooper worked in the Office of International Operations for Asia and the Pacific, where he coordinated and planned Secretarial Missions to Indonesia, India, and the Middle East. Mr. Cooper holds a master’s degree from Indiana University in Comparative and International Affairs. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in Theology and Public AdministrationVisit Their Website