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Catalina Valencia

As Senior Site Selection Consultant, Catalina assists clients from around the world in site selection, technical site due diligence, incentives negotiations, and risk management. Her industry specialties include utilities, petrochemical, metallurgical, consumer products, aerospace/composites, and economic development organizations. A native of Colombia, Catalina began her career as a project leader for the Colombian Government Trade Bureau both domestically and internationally, and as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program. This led to a job in international marketing and business development for the U.S. Soybean Industry. Moving with her husband to the Southeast, Catalina took a job as Business Development Director for an area economic development organization, which has been a tremendous asset to her role as site selection consultant for GLS.  


Extensively traveled, Catalina holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international business from Colombia’s Universidad ICESI and EAFIT, respectively, as well as a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York City.