Staff Profiles Report Lawrence P. Howorth Director of the Mayor's Office of International Business, REDP; and Vice President, International Business Development, Richardson Chamber of Commerce Lawrence works with the City of Richardson and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce recruiting international businesses and investment into the City of Richardson and supporting local Richardson businesses interested in expanding their business into international markets. Lawrence joined us in 2019 and has over 40 years of executive management and business advisory experience in multiple global markets and industry sectors. Beth Kolman Director of Economic Development Beth Kolman is the Director of Economic Development where she supports several REDP projects and initiatives, particularly in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. She also assists the Director of the Mayor's Office of International Business with delegation visits and REDP's FDI and Soft Landing programs. Shannon Skripka Events Manager Shannon helps organize, market and execute economic development-related Chamber events and handles special projects for the Richardson Economic Development Partnership. Mary Kate Jeffries Communications/PR Mary Kate provides day-to-day communications services for REDP including strategy and counsel, writing and media relations. Mary Kate is a vice president and account manager for Cooksey Communications, the PR agency of record for REDP. Cindy Andrew Marketing Cindy provides day-to-day marketing services for REDP including managing its websites, newsletter and social media.