MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Alabama Department of Commerce announced today that Christina Stimpson, an international business professional with experience in export promotion, foreign direct investment strategy and business recruitment, will take the helm of the department’s Office of International Trade later this month.
Stimpson comes to Commerce from the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, where she worked in high-ranking international trade and economic development roles. She has been a frequent participant in overseas trade missions coordinated by Commerce.
Stimpson replaces Hilda Lockhart, who retired Jan. 31 after serving for 24 years as director of Commerce’s Office of International Trade, which is responsible for the state’s trade promotion and development efforts to increase exports of Alabama-made goods and create jobs at home.
Stimpson’s first day on the job at Commerce is Feb. 16.