Economic consul to Mexico to speak at Streich Family Lecture Series

Economic consul to Mexico to speak at Streich Family Lecture Series

Jennifer Apperti-Ochoa will be the guest speaker for the upcoming Streich Family Lecture Series on Free Enterprise at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in Bridwell Auditorium in the Dillard College of Business Administration. Her topic will be "The North American Free Trade Agreement after 20 Years."

Apperti-Ochoa is the Consul for Economic and Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, and she is the academic liaison between the Consulate and higher education institutions in North Texas. In her current post she is in charge of organizing and collaborating with other institutions regarding events to promote Mexican culture, tourism and products, as well as orienting businesses interested in investing in Mexico.

Apperti-Ochoa is from Tampico, Mexico, and holds a bachelor's degree in international business with a specialization in marketing from Tec de Monterrey University.

In the private sector, she has worked in exporting for a freight forwarding company in Laredo, Texas. In 2006, she joined Mexico's Foreign Service, where she started her career at the Office for Latin America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Also in 2006, she was posted to the Political Affairs Office in Mexico's Embassy in Uruguay.

The lecture series is named in honor of the Streich family, owners of former area Gibson's Discount Centers, and is designed to give MSU students, staff, and the public insight into the American free enterprise system in relation to today's economic status. Former speakers include Bloomberg economist Richard Yamarone, Texas businessman T. Boone Pickens, Dr. Robert Z. Lawrence of the Brookings Institute, Lindley H. Clark Jr. of the Wall Street Journal, and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs.

Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Dillard College of Business Administration, the Mamie Raborn Center for Economic Education, and Delta Sigma Pi. For more information, call the Dillard College of Business at (940) 397-3262.