Adam W. Salerno | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Adam W. Salerno

Executive Director, National Security and Emergency Preparedness

Adam W. Salerno is executive director for the National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for the Chamber’s policy and advocacy related to the global supply chain and the cross-border movement of goods. Salerno manages the Chamber’s Global Supply Chain, Customs and Trade Facilitation Working Group. The group works with businesses, the administration, Congress, international governments, and institutions to strengthen connectivity by eliminating barriers that hurt global commerce. 

Likewise, he manages several other committees to advance similar priorities in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP), the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, and customs modernization initiatives in the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia. 

Before joining the Chamber, Salerno was a business liaison at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Private Sector Office where he advised leadership 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 that included business best practices and solutions. Salerno also oversaw the department’s activities pertaining to the Secure Borders Open Doors Advisory Council, the White House Border Facilitation Working Group, and many other pro-business initiatives. 

Salerno also worked for Babson Capital Management LLC, a subsidiary of MassMutual Financial Group. There he was an analyst to the trading floor and portfolio managers 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 knowledge of portfolio strategy and structure. 

In addition, Salerno has extensive experience in state and local government, campaigns, property management, and radio broadcasting for Clear Channel Communications, Inc. 

A native of Massachusetts, Salerno graduated from Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts, with a double major in economics and political science. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management in Amherst, Massachusetts. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in international business from American University, Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C. 

Salerno and his wife, Andrea, live in Arlington, Virginia, with their son Tucker.

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