International Trade Manager | Northern Region
EMeinhart@vedp.org | Phone: (703) 506-9742 | Fax: (703) 506-9740
8150 Leesburg Pike, Suite 710 | Vienna, Virginia 22182-7730
Ellen Meinhart is an International Trade Manager for VEDP’s Northern Virginia office, where her mission is to assist companies with increasing their sales revenue through exporting.
Ellen’s career and education has focused on international sales, business development and marketing. She has lived, worked and/or studied in Germany, France, Australia and Brazil, in addition to successfully completing projects involving China, Egypt, Chile, England and Canada. Ellen has an M.B.A. in marketing and international business from Wright State University and a B.S. in marketing from Miami University.
For the past five years, Ellen ran Starting Gate Global, an outsourced business development company that increased sales for international companies entering the U.S. market. Prior to that, she lived in Australia for three years and launched a Microsoft/ Australian Capital Territory-funded information industry initiative called Canberra.NET. She has also worked in the exporting departments of two manufacturers, Krauss Metalworks and Sonax, located in Germany, as well as for IBM and NCR.
When not working at VEDP, Ellen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, biking, playing tennis, swimming, cooking and teaching Sunday school with her daughter.