Manager, Business Development & Membership
Lydia joined the World Trade Center Institute as an intern in 2012, gaining valuable experience and insight into international trade and networking. Her commitment to WTCI’s mission, lead her to return to WTCI part-time in November 2013 as an Assistant Manager of Business Development & Sales. She is responsible for managing new accounts in order to provide guidance to clients seeking international business services, as well as growing capital region presence and assisting in implementation of WTCI events and programs.
Lydia grew up in Hagerstown, Maryland and has lived in Baltimore City since 2010. She graduated from Towson University in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Studies. Her past experience includes Business Development & Marketing within the Architectural Industry, Radio Broadcasting, Conference Coordination for Women in Higher Education, and various types of volunteer work for children and families in need. A combination of Lydia’s adept communication skills and diverse extended family has given her the valuable cross cultural sensitivity needed to accomplish her work with WTCI. Ms. Yodie enjoys spending her free time with her close friends, seeing movies, exploring new restaurants, and taking in the many different attractions Baltimore has to offer. Lydia also highly values the time she gets to spend with family.