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Wal-Mart’s Sarah Thorn to Serve as Chair of NFTC’s WTO Working Group
Date: 2/1/2013
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington, DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) released the following statement today announcing that Sarah Thorn, Senior Director of Federal Government Relations at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., will serve as Chair of NFTC’s World Trade Organization (WTO) Working Group.

“Having had the pleasure of working with Sarah for many years, we are excited to collaborate with her in her new role as the Chair of our WTO Working Group,” said NFTC President Bill Reinsch. “Sarah has tremendous experience and expertise on international trade and WTO-related issues, and we look forward to her leadership and guidance.”

Thorn currently manages international policy issues at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and has advocated for Wal-Mart’s priorities in legislation and trade negotiations that impact the company’s worldwide sourcing and retail distribution rights. Prior to Wal-Mart, she worked at the Grocery Manufacturers Association and led the food, beverage and consumer products industry advocacy on international trade issues. Thorn also previously worked as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and as an international relations representative with AMP Incorporated.

“From making progress toward an international services agreement to expanding the information technology agreement to concluding negotiations on trade facilitation, there is a range of important issues to advance in Geneva this year. We look forward to leveraging Sarah’s expertise to advance the interests of NFTC-member companies in these critical negotiations,” said NFTC Vice President for Global Trade Issues Jake Colvin.


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