Andrew Grant is the president and CEO of the Northern California World Trade Center, a position he has held since May 2016. Andrew is also an adjunct professor at Folsom Lake College where he teaches political science, and serves on both the Sacramento County Parks and Recreation Commission and the G Bond Oversight Committee for the Folsom Rancho Cordova Unified School District. Before being tapped to lead the NorCalWTC, Andrew was part of the corporate team at Raley’s in West Sacramento where he managed enterprise risk as the senior director of asset protection, risk and safety. Andrew also held roles at the U.S. State Department and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, following his service as a U.S. Marine and intelligence officer.
Businesses in Northern California are especially well-positioned to expand globally. The region has a culturally diverse population and an enviable proximity to ports, airports, rail systems and foreign trade zones. Even as exporting makes sense for individual businesses, encouraging companies to expand internationally makes even more sense for the local economy.