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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

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,managing trade policy issues, creating communications and lobbying strategies, and coordinating business coalitions to support U.S. free trade agreements, regional trade initiatives, trade adjustment assistance and trade preference programs.

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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 is Vice President. In this role, he oversees the advocacy efforts of the USA*Engage Unilateral Sanctions Project, 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

Jordan Gerstler-Holton is a Program Director at the NFTC. has six years of experience living and working in the Middle East, where he worked as a journalist in Egypt, and almost two years of experience working as a Middle East Analyst for IHS Country Risk. Jordan has an MA from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University and a BA from Vassar College. He is also a graduate of the Center for Arabic Study Abroad program at the American University of Cairo. Languages: Arabic, French, Italian.
Contact:  jgerstlerholton@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