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Bill Reinsch currently serves as President of the NFTC.  As president, Reinsch oversees NFTC's efforts in favor of open markets, in support of Ex-Im Bank and OPIC, against unilateral sanctions and in support of sound international tax policy, among many other international trade and tax issues of concern to U.S. business. Concurrently, Mr. Reinsch also serves as a member of the U.S.-China Security Review Commission.

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Contact: breinsch@nftc.org

James T. Wilkinson  is Vice President for Strategy and Growth at the NFTC, where he is responsible for business development, marketing, communications, and membership growth, as well as coordination with the Board of Directors and organizing the NFTC Foundation's annual World Trade Dinner. He is a seasoned association executive, having served as the Executive Director of the Washington International Trade Association for 9 years, and managed marketing and business development at several international NGO's prior to that. He has a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and in 2011 earned the prestigious CAE (Certified Association Executive) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He lives with his family in Berwyn Heights, MD.

Contact: jwilkinson@nftc.org

J. Daniel O'Flaherty became Vice President of theNFTC in Washington in 1987. He became Executive Director of the US-South Africa Business Council when it was formed by the NFTC in 1993. He has worked on range of trade policy issues with NFTC member companies, especially unilateral economic sanctions issues on which he helps to manage the NFTC-sponsored USA*Engage coalition. His work also includes US-China trade relations, Vietnam normalization and commercial relations with the former Soviet Union.

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Contact: doflaherty@nftc.org

Jake Colvin is a Vice President, Global Trade Issues, at the NFTC. Jake leads the Council's work to modernize trade rules for the digital age and heads a project to promote trade policy solutions to pressing global challenges such as climate change. He directs a series of dialogues around the country with business leaders, educators and entrepreneurs to explore the role of the global marketplace in the success of American businesses and workers. Jake has written for Business Week, blogged for Comedy Central, testified before Congress and provided analysis for outlets including CNN and Time Magazine. Originally from Long Island, New York, he is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and the University of Richmond.

Contact: jcolvin@nftc.org

Charles W. Dittrich is Vice President, Regional Trade Initiatives for the NFTC, responsible for determining and advocating policy positions, creating lobbying strategies, and managing trade policy issues. His work includes the management of business coalitions and support of bilateral free trade agreements, regional trade initiatives, trade adjustment assistance and trade preference programs. He has spent over 20 years at the nexus of business and government policy, working with domestic and foreign corporations and governments, with experience in Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia, Japan, Africa and the Middle East.

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Contact: cdittrich@nftc.org

Catherine Schultz is the Vice President for Tax Policy at the NFTC. Her responsibilities include international tax policy including legislative, regulatory, administration, and tax treaty activity. Prior to joining the NFTC, she was a Principal at Capital Strategies Group, LLC, where she represented client interests on pending tax legislation and served as a legislative advocate on international taxation, research and development, depreciation and capital gains.

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Contact: cschultz@nftc.org

Richard Sawaya joined the NFTC as Director of USA*Engage in January 2009. In this role, he oversees the advocacy efforts of the coalition, which was formed in 1997 to promote alternatives to the use of costly and ineffective unilateral U.S. sanctions. Sawaya also works with the NFTC to press for reform of U.S. visa and entry policies and the export control system.

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Contact: rsawaya@nftc.org

Marshall Lane is the Senior Director of Operations at the NFTC. He is responsible for the overall management of operations, information technology and member services for several hundred-member companies with international trade, human resources and international tax interest.

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Contact: mlane@nftc.org

Vivian D. Myers is the Office Manager at the NFTC.
Contact: vmyers@nftc.org

Andrew Watrous is a Program Manager at the NFTC. He has over three years of experience living and working in the Arab world, where he worked as a researcher on economic and political issues in Morocco and Egypt. Andrew is a graduate of Princeton University and the Center for Arabic Study Abroad program at the American University of Cairo. Languages: Arabic and French.
Contact awatrous@nftc.org

Sarah E. Frese is a Program Director
 at the NFTC.  She is also a contributor to Oxford Analytica, a political and macro-economic consultancy. She previously was an Associate at Oxford Analytica, where she worked on engagements ranging from strategic development in the public and private sectors to bespoke analytical work for clients focused on international business issues, energy, economic diversification and monitoring of the Eurasia region. She also managed relations with US-based and government clients. Prior to joining Oxford Analytica, Sarah worked at Atlantic Council, as the Coordinator of the Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum (now the Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit). She coordinated the Summit's first two annual meetings in Bucharest and Istanbul in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Sarah received her BA from Central College, IA, and is pursuing her Master's degree at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in the Center for Russian, Eurasian and Central European Studies, expected in 2015
Contact:  sfrese@uskzba.org 

William R. Sheridan is Vice President, International Human Resource Services of the NFTC. Based in the New York City office of the NFTC, Bill is responsible for several of their international human resource committees and roundtables; expatriate cost management information; policy and vendor resources; and the human resource professionals database.

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Contact: wsheridan@nftc.org

Grace M. O'Rourke is a Vice President  based in the New York City office of the NFTC.
Contact: gorourke@nftc.org

Sandra Rodriguez is the Office Manager at the NFTC's New York Office.
Contact: srodriguez@nftc.org