Kendra Gaither
  • Vice President, U.S.-Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Director, Coalition for the Rule of Law in Global Markets, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Kendra L. Gaither serves as Vice President for the Africa Division and Executive Director for the Coalition for the Rule of Law in Global Markets at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2015 as senior director for policy in the Americas. She joined the Chamber from Carnegie Mellon University, where she was a global initiatives adviser in the College of Engineering and executive director of the Center for International Policy and Innovation. An alumna of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, Ms. Gaither began her career in international affairs at the U.S. Department of State. There she spent more than 10 years as a career diplomat and civil servant specialized in international economic and trade issues in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Ms. Gaither holds a B.S. in economics from North Carolina A&T State University, as well as an M.A. in international affairs and an M.B.A. in international business finance from The George Washington University.