Meet Our Team


April Chiang 

April Chiang

, International Trade Representative
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 100
Topeka, Kansas USA 66612
Phone: (785) 296-5473
Fax: (785) 296-3490
Email: April.Chiang@ks.gov
 
April Chiang works with Kansas exporters and serves as the liaison officer between Kansas and the Southeast Asia region for trade and investment activity. She also manages the Kansas International Trade Show Assistance Program (KITSAP), the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award and Certificates of Free Sale. April has been with the Kansas Department of Commerce for 12 years. Prior to joining the Agency, she had 10 years of work experience with several multinational companies in Taiwan, including Kmart’s Taiwan Buying Office and the KPMG Taiwan Office. She holds a Bachelor of English Literature from Taipei Chinese Culture University and is a candidate in the Master of International Business Education and Research program at the University of Southern California.
             
Chang Lu 

Mr. Chang Lu

, International Trade Representative
22201 W. Innovation Drive, Suite 180E
Olathe, Kansas USA 66061
Phone: (913) 307-7378
Fax: (913) 307-7389
Email: Chang.Lu@ks.gov
 
Chang Lu works with Kansas businesses interested in exploring new export opportunities or needing assistance with international business issues. He serves as the liaison for European trade activity and also assists with business recruitment projects. Prior to joining the department, Lu worked at the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development International Trade and Diplomacy Office, the Utah Department of Commerce and the Utah State Legislature.  He received his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management with an emphasis in global development, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brigham Young University.