Washington DC – National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Bill Reinsch today announced he has informed the NFTC Board of Directors that he intends to retire from his position in April 2016, having led the organization for the past 15 years.
“For the past 100 years, the NFTC has been a strong voice for an open rules-based trading system and rational international tax policies, and I am honored to have been a part of that. However, it is time for me to do something different. I don’t know what that will be, but I look forward to finding out,” said Reinsch in making the announcement. “I also have no doubt the NFTC will continue to be a thought leader in the areas of trade,
“I have known and worked with Bill Reinsch for nearly 40 years, and I am proud to have had the opportunity to partner with him in his capacity as president of the NFTC,” said Ambassador Alan Wolff, Chairman of the NFTC. “He has been with the NFTC for close to 15 years as our leader and has done an outstanding job in every capacity in which he has served during his long and distinguished career of public service. We are thankful for his many contributions to the shaping of American public policy over this entire period. We will work over the next several months to find our next NFTC president to take the organization into its second century.”
Prior to joining the NFTC, Reinsch served in the Clinton Administration as the Under Secretary for Export Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce. In that position, he administered and enforced the export control policies and anti-boycott laws of the U.S. government and monitored the condition of the nation’s defense industrial base. Prior to serving at Commerce, Reinsch spent 20 years on Capitol Hill from 1973 to 1993, most of them as Senior Legislative Assistant to the late Senator John Heinz and subsequently to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV.
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 hundreds of member companies through its offices in Washington and New York.