Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that Michelle O’Neill will join Alcoa as Vice President, Government Affairs and Trade Policy, effective August 20, 2012. O’Neill will be Alcoa’s top government liaison executive in Washington and will lead the Company’s federal and state government affairs activities. She will also have responsibility for international trade policy supporting Alcoa’s businesses across a wide range of geographies.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Michelle’s caliber represent Alcoa’s interests in the US and abroad,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO. “For the past 25 years, she has consistently been recognized as one of this country’s top civil servants and we look forward to her continued success at Alcoa.”
Since 2005, O’Neill served as Deputy Under-Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, overseeing the daily operations of the International Trade Administration (ITA), whose mandate is to promote the competitiveness of U.S. businesses at home and abroad. In this capacity she managed an annual budget of $500 million and led over 2,200 employees worldwide. Over the course of her ITA career, O'Neill served in every major operating unit of the organization, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology Industries where she established the U.S. Government's first Office of Electronic Commerce, and Commercial Attaché to the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.
Throughout her career, O’Neill has been active on critical trade and commercial issues affecting the U.S. economy, ranging from addressing market access barriers for U.S. firms in China, Russia and Europe to helping companies across the country expand their export markets. She has received numerous awards and recognitions.“Having worked with Michelle for nearly two decades, I know she will be instrumental in helping grow the role Alcoa plays in strengthening the U.S. economy and enhancing the sustainability of products around the world. Michelle brings to Alcoa an exceptional depth of understanding and experience in international politics and trade,” said Daniel Cruise, Alcoa’s Global Vice President of Public and Government Affairs.
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