Tiffany L. Smith is Vice President for Global Trade Policy at the National Foreign Trade Council, the leading business association dedicated solely to advancing the interests of U.S. companies in international commerce.
As Vice President, she leads efforts to advance global commerce and strengthen U.S. companies’ competitiveness abroad. She oversees the development and execution of NFTC’s trade policy strategy and leads work on key bilateral and regional trade relationships, the World Trade Organization and tariff reform issues.
Tiffany previously served as senior policy advisor in Mayer Brown’s international trade and government relations practices where she advised companies, trade associations, and nonprofits on international trade policy and regulations.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, she worked for 16 years in the Federal Government, serving in positions in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the United States Senate, and the Department of Commerce.
During her time in the Senate, Ms. Smith was one of the lead staff involved in drafting and securing passage of the Trade Act of 2002.
While at USTR, Tiffany led industrial goods market access negotiations for nine Free Trade Agreements and for negotiations allowing several countries to join the WTO. Tiffany worked with key industry sectors, including autos, chemicals, consumer electronics, and information technologies to achieve results in trade agreements that facilitated U.S. exports.
She is a graduate of The George Washington University (M.A., International Affairs) and the Stephen F. Austin State University (B.A., Political Science).