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Adam W. Salerno is executive director in the Office of Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Salerno is responsible for engaging leadership and companies to align the organization’s policy priorities and advocacy efforts for all major policy areas. In prior roles at the Chamber, Salerno was responsible for leading advocacy efforts to Congress, the administration, and international government and institutions on global supply chains and trade-related issues.
Salerno is a member of the 14th Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations (COAC). The COAC is a private sector council appointed by, and an adviser to, the secretaries of the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security on international trade. Salerno chairs the Global Supply Chain and the Emerging Technology committees.
Before joining the Chamber, Salerno was a business liaison at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Private Sector Office where he advised the secretary on international trade, travel and tourism, transportation, immigration, and intellectual property rights. He worked closely with the private sector, international governments, and the White House to advance organizational reforms including business best practices and solutions.
In addition, Salerno worked for Babson Capital Management LLC, a subsidiary of MassMutual Financial Group. There he was an investment analyst in the fixed income, structured credit, and hedge fund investment markets. He provided analytical support to portfolio managers to enhance portfolio performance through innovative investment modeling, research, and portfolio strategies.
Earlier in his career, Salerno worked in state government for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and in radio broadcasting for Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
A native of Massachusetts, Salerno graduated from Western New England University with a double major in economics and political science. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management; a Graduate Certificate in international business from American University, Kogod School of Business; and a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Business Management from Harvard University. Salerno and his wife, Andrea, live in Arlington, Virginia, with their son and daughter.
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