The International Center Hires New Vice President of Development and External Affairs


Rebecca VanVliet
The International Center | 317-283-9276 | rvanvliet@internationalcenter .org

(INDIANAPOLIS – February 24th, 2022) - The International Center welcomes a new member to its leadership team. As Vice President of Development and External Affairs, Svitlana Ramer, PhD will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing and development strategies to enhance and sustain The Center’s mission. Dr. Ramer will also be responsible for building new relations for messaging and philanthropic initiatives to raise awareness and impact of The International Center.

Dr. Ramer joins The International Center with over fourteen years of experience in program development and delivery across higher education, private businesses, and local governments with focus on cross-cultural competencies. She received her PhD in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management from Pennsylvania State University, and has in-depth training and research expertise in human behavior, sustainability, community building, acculturation, diversity, and event planning/management.

A native of Ukraine, Dr. Ramer is a global citizen with education and experience spanning Eastern Europe, Germany, Australia, and the United States. Most recently, Dr. Ramer served as the Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator of Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation. She has also advocated for the international community as a college professor with research focus in transnationalism, by designing culture curricula for afterschool programs in Texas, and through creating exchange programs for European geography students- to name a few.

Martin Baier, President and CEO of The International Center, said, “I am looking forward working with and getting to know Svitlana. With her extraordinary track record of growth and success, I have no doubt that she will bring a unique perspective to The Center and further our mission of promoting Indiana’s international growth.”

About The International Center

For nearly 50 years, The International Center has served as a guide to the world’s cultural landscape and as a catalyst to inform, convene, and connect public, private, and civic global objectives in Indiana. Working in collaboration with businesses, organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and individual citizens, The Center expands Indiana’s global interest through a variety of programs and services and through convening diverse interests who share common international goals. The International Center is a member of Global Ties U.S. Learn more at internationalcenter.org.

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