Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s group of Liaisons are here to help you. Get to know the liaison for your state and keep up to date on programs and activities that are right for your organization.

Jeremiah Jaimes

Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Oklahoma

Jeremiah originally joined Food Export – Midwest the summer of 2019 as an intern for the International Marketing Program. In January 2020, he re-joined the Food Export-Midwest team as a full-time Liaison.

Jeremiah earned his B.A in Political Science with a concentration in Democratic Institutions and Public Policy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He developed an interest for international affairs while studying Spanish, Portuguese, and the European Union. Prior to joining Food Export – Midwest, Jeremiah interned on Capitol Hill and non-profits in Central Illinois.

In his free time, Jeremiah enjoys running, eating, and going to concerts. 

Matthew Lorenz 

Illinois, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio


Matthew joined Food Export-Midwest in 2020 as a Liaison, having previously worked as a cook in the northern suburbs of Chicago, an assistant brewer in Maryland, and a bagel baker in New Orleans. He most recently worked for a specialty food distributor in South Louisiana as a sales and service representative.

Matthew graduated in 2015 from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor’s in Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration.

In his spare time Matthew likes to cook, bake, read, and eat weird things he hasn’t eaten before. 

Paul Sorenson

Kansas, Michigan, South Dakota and Wisconsin

A lifelong Wisconsinite, Paul moved to Chicago and joined the Food Export-Midwest team in July 2016. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Agriculture and Applied Economics and a Certificate in Development Economics. Prior to joining Food Export, Paul worked as an intern for a non-profit that helped educate dairy producers from around the world.

In his spare time, Paul enjoys trying new foods, playing guitar and exploring the great city of Chicago.

Ryan Carr

Delaware and New York

Ryan was born and raised in Philadelphia, and is a graduate of the International Business Program at Temple’s Fox School of Business. He has worked as a brand representative, ambassador, and in direct sales before joining the Food Export-Northeast family. He is a first generation American who travels often. In his spare time, Ryan plays guitar and banjo, as well as enjoying hiking and cooking. He has experience with a wide variety of cultures, languages, and regions, and brings that experience to Food Export-Northeast as a Liaison to better help the clientele we are dedicated to serving every day.

Deborah Ingravallo

New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Deborah joined Food Export USA – Northeast as a Liaison in August 2017 following an extensive career as a Marketing and Events Coordinator with a local Trade Association, working with every segment of the Maritime Industry within the Ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington.  

Her career in Maritime began in sales and marketing with a major Steamship Line, eventually transitioning to outside sales within the Philadelphia area. 

Deborah is a Jersey girl born-and-raised and holds a B.A. from Penn State University.  She is a huge baseball fan (Philadelphia Phillies), loves the South Jersey shore, and is active in the Township and County where she resides in New Jersey.

Apryl King

Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont

Apryl moved from Maine to Philadelphia to join Food Export-Northeast in October 2018 as a Liaison. Before joining as Liaison, Apryl was a Research Associate at the Maine International Trade Center as well as a Food Export Intern in Maine. Apryl received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Maine.   

Apryl is a true Mainer and New Englander and loves seafood and the outdoors. Apryl loves exploring the outdoors and in her new city of Philadelphia.


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