Nate LaMar


Great Lakes Region

Indiana District Export Council

Since 1999, Nate LaMar has served as International Regional Sales Manager for Draper Inc., a closely-
held manufacturer of audiovisual products, window coverings, and athletic equipment currently in the
4 th and 5 th generations of ownership by the founding family. Nate also manages Government Relations
for Draper at the federal, state, and county levels, often working with the US Chamber of Commerce and
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and has testified before Congress. Nate was elected to his
County Council (county legislature) for three terms, and served as its President (speaker) from 2009-
2019. He was an active-duty Army officer, now recruiting for West Point. He graduated with an MBA in
International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (Glendale, AZ) in 1995,
with a German Linguist Certificate from the Defense Language Institute (Monterey, CA) in 1990, and
with a BS in Middle Eastern Studies from the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY) in 1989.

1. Active member of Indiana DEC since 2003
2. Represented Indiana DEC at NADEC annual conferences in 2012, 2018, and 2019
3. Active member of Trade Policy Committee of NADEC since 2018
4. Represented Indiana on USDOC’s State & Local Governments’ Trade Promotion Coordinating
Committee (TPCC) from 2017-2019
5. Public Member on USDOC’s Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Selection Boards, 2013, 2015 and 2017
6. Extensive experience in the Middle East, Africa, Central & South Asia, Latin America, and Europe
7. Frequent guest speaker on international topics at civic organizations throughout Eastern Indiana
8. Frequent guest columnist on international business in periodicals published throughout Indiana
9. Occasional guest lecturer on international management in colleges and universities