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Molly Bañuelos

Board Member

Molly is the Business Development Officer for the Food Industry at the Québec Government Office in Chicago, where she promotes commercial growth opportunities for Québec-based food and beverage companies throughout the US Midwest region.  In this role, Molly liaises with regional food retailers, distributors, and foodservice accounts to identify strategic sourcing opportunities for Québec vendors.

Originally from Memphis, TN, Molly has been in Chicago for more than 10 years, building her career in the international trade & development space.  Past roles in the industry include promoting foreign direct investment of US companies into France as part of the French government agency Business France; representing the trade office of Alberta, Canada at the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago; directing the International Trade Center at the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago; and developing custom global research engagements as part of Euromonitor International’s North American sales office in Chicago.  Molly enjoys providing strategic direction on international opportunities for companies and partners, from entrepreneurial ventures to large-scale operations.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, International Business, and French from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.  Following graduation, she spent two years as a merchandising analyst at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, followed by a year teaching English in France, before settling in Chicago in 2008.

Molly resides in River Forest, IL with her husband and young son.

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