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Tiffany Smith Joins NFTC as Vice President for Global Trade Policy

Washington D.C. – National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Jake Colvin today announced that Tiffany L. Smith has joined the NFTC as Vice President for Global Trade Policy.

Ms. Smith previously served as senior policy advisor in Mayer Brown's international trade and government relations practices where she advised companies, trade associations, and non-profits on international trade policy and regulations.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2007, Tiffany 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.

"We are thrilled that Tiffany will be leading NFTC's trade team," said Colvin. "As we continue to navigate the ever-changing trade landscape, Tiffany's expertise and extensive experience in both the private and public sector will prove to be invaluable for our member companies."

Tiffany's full bio can be found below.

Tiffany L. Smith
Vice President, Global Trade Policy

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 non-profits 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).

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About the NFTC
Serving America's Global Businesses Since 1914 - The National Foreign Trade Council (www.nftc.org) 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 100 member companies through its office in Washington D.C