Everett Eissenstat

Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, General Motors Co.

Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, General Motors Company Everett Eissenstat was named senior vice president, Global Public Policy, in August 2018. In this role he is responsible for leading General Motors’ engagement on key policies impacting the company’s business, its customers and its employees. Prior to joining GM, Eissenstat worked in the White House as the Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. Jointly appointed to the National Security Council and the National Economic Council, he led the White House international economic team responsible for the development of U.S. policies on international energy, international trade and development finance institutions. In this role, he also served as the United States’ lead negotiator for the G-20, APEC and G-7 international economic summits. He has twice served as Chief International Trade Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2017. As chief counsel he drafted legislation implementing trade agreements and managed their consideration through the U.S. Congress. Eissenstat holds a juris doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma College of Law a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish from Oklahoma State University.

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