PRESS RELEASE | For immediate distribution, June 7, 2017
President, Officers, and Board of Directors appointed at Annual Meeting
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) announced its new leadership for the 2017—2018 term. WIIT’s newly appointed President is Leslie Griffin, Senior Vice President of International Public Policy at UPS.
Griffin has helped to shape and participate in WIIT programming, contributed to its communications, and been active with WIIT’s membership development efforts. Prior to her role leading the UPS international policy team in Washington, DC, she served as Vice President of International Governmental Affairs for New York Life Insurance Company, and also served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO of New York Life International. Earlier, Ms. Griffin was Managing Director for Asian Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she worked with member companies across multiple sectors on trade policy priorities. She also served as Executive Director of the U.S.-Korea Business Council and the Hong Kong-U.S. Business Council.
“It is an honor to be able to lead WIIT and support our dual mission of promoting trade and promoting women. With a new Administration now shaping its approaches to U.S. trade policy, WIIT has an important role to play in being part of the dialogue, sharing the expertise of our many members, and contributing to a forward-looking strategy. International trade has been an important engine for U.S. economic growth and job creation and, thanks to e-Commerce, growing numbers of small- and medium-sized businesses are finding new opportunities through trade.”
“I am excited to work alongside our talented volunteers across the Washington, DC area, including our younger colleagues who will be the next generation of trade champions. In the organization’s 30th anniversary year, we celebrate WIIT’s wonderful legacy of trade education and professional development, which I will work to continue.”
WIIT also named its new Board of Directors, elected to a two-year term. CLICK HERE to view on the WIIT website.