Mary Waters

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Deputy Commissioner, International Trade at Georgia Department of Economic Development

Since 2015, Mary Waters has served as Deputy Commissioner, International Trade for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). In this role, she oversees the state’s International Trade program, which provides services that contribute to the expansion of Georgia’s exports, the creation and retention of jobs attributable to exports, and the continued internationalization of Georgia’s economy. Georgia’s international trade program helps export-focused companies and industries expand international sales through market intelligence, problem-solving consultations, and meaningful connections to key international opportunities.

Under the leadership of Mrs. Waters, Georgia became a Top Ten Exporting State for the first time in 2020, and the International Trade division earned an “E Star Award” for Excellence in Export Services for an unprecedented fourth time from the U.S. Department of Commerce.