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National Foreign Trade Council
1225 New York Avenue NW, Suite 650B
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-887-0278
Fax: 202-452-8160



 
Jake Colvinis President of the National Foreign Trade Council, the leading business association dedicated solely to advancing the interests of U.S. companies in international commerce. As President, Jake leads efforts to advance global commerce through the promotion of international trade and tax policies that contribute to economic growth and job creation. He oversees NFTC's work to strengthen the rules, norms and key institutions that enable access to the global economy, and emphasize the role of trade in solving complex global problems.

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Contact: jcolvin@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

Rob Hanson is Senior Counsel for Tax Policy
Contact: rhanson@nftc.org

Ben Wastler is Senior Director for International Supply Chain Policy

Contact: bwastler@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

Veronica Berkshirejoined the NFTC in November 2016 as Director of Communications. Prior to joining NFTC, Veronica was Press Secretary at the Embassy of Colombia in Washington D.C., where she was responsible for the Embassy's overall communications strategy, including press outreach and social media presence. Veronica is a native of Bogota, Colombia and she holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations and Political Science from Tufts University in Boston, MA.

Contact:vberkshire@nftc.org

Claire Pillsbury, is the Director, Trade Policy at the NFTC

Contact: cpillsbury@nftc.org

Jamaica Gayle, is a Acting Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum

Contact: jamaica@globalinnovationforum.com