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NFTC Names Former USTR Susan Schwab as New Board Chair

WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today announced that it has appointed former United States Trade Representative (USTR) Susan Schwab as its new Board Chair. As Chair, she will serve as an advisor and leading voice on behalf of the NFTC­ at a crucial time.

"I'm thrilled to welcome Ambassador Schwab as our new Board Chair," said NFTC President Jake Colvin. "We look forward to her trusted counsel and leadership at a critical juncture for the global economy."

Ambassador Schwab served as United States Trade Representative (USTR) from 2006 until 2009 and currently serves as strategic advisor to Mayer Brown LLP and professor emerita at the School of Public Policy of the University of Maryland. She has also served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, staff economist and legislative director for Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO), technology negotiator at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and an agricultural negotiator at USTR.

"The NFTC has long-been a strong supporter of a rules-based global economy and a vibrant platform to help the business community look around corners on trade and tax policies," said Ambassador Schwab. "I look forward to working with NFTC's Board of Directors to navigate and shape an increasingly-challenging global economic policy landscape."

Ambassador Schwab succeeds Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, who served as Chairman of the Board from 2017 to 2021.

To read Ambassador Schwab's full bio, click here.