The Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) is the Commonwealth’s primary international business development agency charged with promoting trade and investment with global partners in Massachusetts and around the world. Our office is dedicated to building successful international collaborations and partnerships essential to bringing new economic opportunities and investments to the Commonwealth. MOITI’s mission is simple: strengthen the Massachusetts economy, create jobs and increase the Commonwealth’s international presence.
MOITI fulfills its mission in the Commonwealth by preparing Massachusetts based companies to work in global markets, connecting Massachusetts businesses to international partners, developing an informed leadership and constituency for global trade and supporting the infrastructure needed to facilitate foreign direct investment in the Commonwealth and the export of Massachusetts goods and services to international markets.
Internationally, MOITI recruits foreign investors, connects the Commonwealth’s businesses to global partners, promotes Massachusetts’ innovation economy to the international market and educates foreign audiences on the strengths and advantages of Massachusetts as a premier business and investment destination.
MOITI also serves as the Commonwealth’s diplomacy advisor and leverages diplomatic contacts to develop and expand international export and investment opportunities for Massachusetts companies. Through developing strategic partnerships and collaborations, the Commonwealth benefits from the international promotion of its business community and the attraction of international investment.
Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI)
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
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Meet Our Team
Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development and International Trade
Nam recently joined the Baker/Polito Administration as the Assistant Secretary of Business Development which oversees the Mass. Office of Business Development, Mass. Office of Travel and Tourism, Mass. Film Office and Mass. Office of International Trade & Investment. Previously Nam was the CEO of Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID).
Nam has been a commercial banker for more than 20 years in both lending and credit for premier community banks and large commercial banks. From 1994 to 2000 Nam served as Commissioner of Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants, and Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment.
Nam earned his BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and MPA in Political Economy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Brittany McDonough, Manager of Business Development
Brittany McDonough oversees MOITI activities related to Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Ms. McDonough specializes in international entrepreneurship and supports cluster development in the clean energy, technology and financial services industries. Prior to joining MOITI, Ms. McDonough served as the executive assistant to the Office of the Governor’s Legal Counsel. Ms. McDonough graduated Cum Laude from Suffolk University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. At Suffolk, she served as the United Nation’s Studies Program undergraduate president as well as on the executive board for Model United Nations. Ms. McDonough is a 2014 graduate of Emerge Massachusetts.
Hunter Richard, Manager of Business Development
Hunter Richard oversees MOITI’s global activities and specializes in the Asia-Pacific region including target markets in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia across all industry sectors. Mr. Richard also serves as the head of the Massachusetts-Japan Desk where he manages relations between MOITI and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and as the key point of contact to the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC). Prior to joining MOITI, Mr. Richard worked and lived in Guangzhou, China as a Princeton in Asia fellow. He has worked and traveled extensively across China and Asia. Mr. Richard is a graduate of Harvard College and managed Harvard’s international relations programs for high school and college students. He is originally from Lynn, Massachusetts and currently resides in Greater Boston.
Join Our Team
Interested in international affairs, trade, economics, and investment? Looking for an opportunity to show everything that Massachusetts has to offer to visitors and business leaders from around the World? Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student and looking for an exciting internship in a state government agency?
Our interns are directly involved with the daily business of MOITI, playing an active role in facilitating investment opportunities and making connections between local and foreign businesses. Projects include helping to organize and prepare trade shows and missions on behalf of the Commonwealth as well as assisting in the coordination of international business development events involving MOITI and other affiliate offices. Additionally, our interns will have opportunities to meet with foreign dignitaries including ambassadors, ministers, consular employees, and business representatives.
Internships are available for our Fall (September – December), Spring (January – May), and Summer (May – September) terms.
The MOITI internship program is designed for current undergraduate students. If you are interested in applying for an internship at MOITI, please submit a resume, cover letter, and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to Hunter Richard.
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