Mindy McLaughlin Appointed Team NEO Director of International Business Development

Former JobsOhio Global Sales Operations senior manager to help recruit new business investment to Northeast Ohio with a focus on international business

Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) has appointed Mindy McLaughlin as Director of International Business Development. In this role, she will serve as a member of the Team NEO Industry and Innovation department involved in the active recruitment of new business investment to Northeast Ohio with a dedicated focus on international business. She will establish strong working relationships with Northeast Ohio organizations dedicated to promoting international business and develop joint criteria to qualify leads and projects. McLaughlin joins Team NEO from JobsOhio where she served as Senior Manager, Global Sales Operations.

“We are delighted to welcome Mindy to Team NEO,” states Bill Koehler, Team NEO CEO.  “Her background and depth of experience in international business attraction, as well as her knowledge of Ohio’s economic development system, will allow her to quickly play a leadership role in our region’s international business attraction efforts.”

“Mindy has been a valued associate of JobsOhio since 2011, playing an essential role in attracting foreign direct investment to our state since that time,” said JobsOhio Senior Managing Director Kristi Tanner. “We are fortunate that her expertise will remain in the JobsOhio Network as she pursues her newest opportunity with Team NEO.”

McLaughlin joined JobsOhio as Manager of Foreign Investment in 2011 before being named Senior Manager, Global Sales Operations in 2015. Previously, she served as Director of Scheduling in the Office of the Governor, as a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, and as Associate Director at The White House.

McLaughlin is a graduate of Ashland University with a degree in Political Science with minors in Economics and French.

About Team NEO

Team NEO is an economic development organization focused on creating jobs for Northeast Ohio’s residents. In collaboration with our partners, it leads the region’s business attraction efforts, supports business retention and expansion work as Northeast Ohio’s JobsOhio affiliate, accelerates the impact of innovation in the region, and aligns strategies and resources within the economic development network to maximize its impact. In addition, Team NEO provides tools to assist employers in attracting talent to the region. For more information, visit www.clevelandplus.com.