October 07, 2010 13:03 ET

Rob Mulligan Tapped to Head Pro-Trade Group's Washington Office

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) -  Rob Mulligan, the former top international executive with TechAmerica, has been hired to head the Washington, D.C. office of the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a leading pro-trade group representing America's top global companies. He succeeds Timothy Deal, who has retired following 14 years with the organization.

As senior vice president and head of the New York-based USCIB's Washington office, Mr. Mulligan will coordinate representation to the Executive Branch and Congress on a wide range of trade and investment issues of importance to the U.S. business community. He will also oversee the organization's participation in business lobbying and coalition-building efforts.

"Rob Mulligan is an experienced 'business diplomat,'" stated USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson. "In addition to his substantive knowledge in key business policy areas, Rob knows Washington, and has contacts with policymakers and government officials around the world. His background in the corporate sector and in the trade association world gives him an appreciation of the needs of a member-driven organization like USCIB."

Mr. Mulligan previously served for six years as senior vice president, international with TechAmerica (formerly the American Electronics Association), the largest U.S. high-tech trade association. There he worked with member companies in devising strategies for addressing international trade, investment and regulatory issues affecting the high-tech industry, and he directed advocacy efforts through a team of experts in Washington, Brussels and Beijing.

Prior to TechAmerica, Mr. Mulligan served for seven years as assistant vice president for international external affairs with The Chubb Corporation, a global commercial specialty insurer. He developed and implemented the corporation's international strategy for interacting with governments and business organizations worldwide on issues related to trade policy, insurance regulation and business development.

Mr. Mulligan has also served as executive director of the Central Europe Institute in Prague, and with the U.S. Department of Commerce as an international trade specialist. He has an MBA from the Solvay Business School at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a J.D. from the Ohio State University College of Law and a B.A. from Miami University.

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation. Its members include top U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at

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