Associate International Trade Manager
MSadie@vedp.org | Phone: (804) 545-5763 | Fax: (804) 545-5751
P.O. Box 798 / 901 East Cary Street | Richmond, Virginia 23218-0798
Monica Sadie is an Associate International Trade Manager with the VEDP – International Trade and is responsible for administering the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant in cooperation with and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Originally from the mountains of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, Monica earned a Bachelor of Arts in European History from the University of North Carolina and an advanced undergraduate diploma in History from the University of Oxford. In 2018, she will complete a Master’s of Science from the University of Edinburgh specializing in Russian and European History. While she has extensively traveled and studied abroad, she considers South Africa a second home after living in the Cape Town area for six years with her husband and two children.
Monica comes to the International Trade Division of VEDP after owning and operating a South African wine import and distribution business in the state of Florida. As a previous owner of a small business, Monica looks forward to helping other businesses with coordinating STEP funding as they grow through export opportunities.