WASHINGTON, DC – National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Bill Reinsch today complimented members of the Council’s staff on the recent recognition they have received from their colleagues in the policy community.
“Oftentimes, when I tell people the size of NFTC’s staff, they’re surprised. We’re a small shop but we really do big things. It’s such a pleasure to have our strength recognized by others.” Reinsch made these comments in connection to recent awards received by Anne Alonzo, NFTC’s Senior Vice President, and Judy Scarabello, NFTC’s Vice President for Tax Policy.
Ms. Alonzo was named among the 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine. This annual list is known for its recognition of the nation’s leading voices in the Hispanic community. Ms. Alonzo and the NFTC were recognized for their leadership in the trade arena including lobbying Congress for its approval of the DR/CAFTA. Ms. Alonzo also co-chairs the Hispanic Alliance for Free Trade, an umbrella group of prominent Hispanic individuals, businesses and organizations supporting free trade.
Ms. Scarabello secured a spot on Tax Business magazine’s list of the fifty most influential figures in international tax. The list is compiled through industry polling and includes professionals from government, industry, academia and the policy community. Ms. Scarabello has been an active spokesperson for the U.S. business community in negotiating tax treaty policy with the U.S. and foreign governments.
Reinsch also announced that Chuck Dittrich, who has led NFTC’s efforts in support of a number of Free Trade Agreements, including those with Morocco and Bahrain, has been promoted to Vice President for Regional Trade Initiatives. In this capacity, Mr. Dittrich will play an integral part in the ongoing efforts to craft a regional free trade area across the Middle East and support NFTC efforts to advance an open, rules-based world trading system.
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.