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NFTC Announces New President: Ambassador Rufus Yerxa
Date: 3/9/2016
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington DC– The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) Board of Directors today announced that Ambassador Rufus Yerxa will serve as the organization's new president effective May 9. Current NFTC President Bill Reinsch, who has led the organization for the past 15 years, will serve until then.

"With more than three decades of experience – from Capitol Hill to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to the WTO – Ambassador Yerxa is uniquely qualified and is an excellent choice to lead the NFTC into its second century," said Reinsch. "I have had the opportunity to work with Ambassador Yerxa and know that he will serve our members by being a strong advocate for an open, rules-based global trading system."

"As a fellow former diplomat and trade negotiator, I am especially proud to have the opportunity to welcome Ambassador Yerxa aboard as the new president of the NFTC," said Ambassador Alan Wolff, Chairman of the NFTC. "At this pivotal moment, with trade and investment driving discussion not only here in Washington, but across the country and around the world, trade advocacy has never been more important, and I look forward to working with Ambassador Yerxa to continue the NFTC's legacy of leadership."

Ambassador Yerxa served as a Deputy United States Trade Representative in both Republican and Democratic administrations, and served for many years as Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization. He is currently an independent consultant and a visiting professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

For Ambassador Yerxa's bio, click here.



About the NFTC
Serving America's Global Businesses Since 1914 - The National Foreign Trade Council ( is a leading business organization advocating an open, rules- based global trading system. Founded in 1914 by a broad-based group of American companies, the NFTC now serves hundreds of member companies through its offices in Washington and New York.
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