Questions about your member benefits? Need help planning your next chapter event? Want your new book featured in an upcoming issue of our e-newsletter?

The AIB Secretariat is your go-to source for member support. That’s why we are happy to announce two new additions to the Secretariat team: Event & Program Manager Ieva Kule and Membership Coordinator Katharina Ehni.

Please join us in welcoming Ieva and Katharina to our association! Read on to learn more about their areas of professional expertise.

Ieva Kule: Event and Program Manager

AIB is happy to welcome Ms. Ieva Kule, as its first Event and Program Manager. Ieva is a results-driven energetic Event Manager with a 16-year successful career in planning, coordinating and executing all types of events. Ieva has an impressive career spanning a variety of roles and industries, mostly in government/international agencies. Most recently as an Operations Manager for Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning, she has planned and executed multiple events, ranging from single meetings to large-scale conferences. Prior to that, Ieva’s extensive experience working for two international agencies, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Mission to Latvia), and at US Embassy in Latvia, furnished her with strong skills and experience in diplomacy, event planning, multinational military exercises and office management.

Ieva has an MA in European Studies and a BA in English Philology along with a Foreign and International Relations Training Manager Certification from the University of Latvia. Ieva is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA).

Katharina Ehni: Membership Coordinator

Katharina Ehni will join the Academy of International Business as its Membership Coordinator. Katharina has experience assisting several international centers and organizations in building membership and communities, such as the Broad China Business Society, Asian Studies Center, and the Office of China Programs, all at Michigan State University. Additionally, she has planned four international, and two national conferences as well as various size events, scholarships, and grants. Her genetic and intellectual ties to Asia extend to Europe/Poland through her immediate family. She has worked on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives and created a critically engaged community learning training program with the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) and Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) at MSU. Katharina obtained her bachelor’s degree in Mandarin Chinese and a minor in Leadership of Organizations from Michigan State University with independent study foci completed at National Taiwan University and the Harbin Institute of Technology.