Jennifer Thornton, ’99, Joins Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable Announces Jennifer Thornton to Lead Trade and International Policy

Washington - Business Roundtable today announced the hiring of Jennifer Thornton as Vice President, Trade and International. Thornton joined the Roundtable on September 8, 2022. She most recently served as Trade Counsel to the Republican Members of the House Ways and Means Committee.

“I am delighted to welcome Jennifer to Business Roundtable to lead our policy work on international trade and investment. She brings to this role a broad range of relevant professional experiences, from her work on the Ways and Means Committee and 10 years in the State Department and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, to practicing and teaching law,” said Business Roundtable CEO Joshua Bolten. “Jennifer joins the Roundtable at a consequential time for U.S. trade and international policy, particularly with respect to the Indo-Pacific region and China. Her extensive knowledge will be invaluable in helping our members advance trade policies that promote a competitive American economy.”

As Vice President, Trade and International, Thornton will lead the organization’s development and advocacy of policies that strengthen the multilateral, rules-based trading system.

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