David Hirschmann

President and CEO, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC)
President and CEO, Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC)
President and CEO of Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_Tec)
Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

David Hirschmann is executive vice president at the U.S. Chamber and is a member of the Management Committee that helps shape the organization’s strategic direction and programs. Hirschmann is also president and CEO of three of the U.S. Chamber’s major initiatives: Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC), Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), and Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_Tec).

As president and CEO of C_Tec, Hirschmann leads the U.S. Chamber’s efforts to expand engagement with high-tech industries on policy development, regulatory issues, and international opportunities and challenges.

As president and CEO of CCMC, Hirschmann leads the U.S. Chamber’s initiative dedicated to promoting a modern and effective regulatory structure that fosters robust and diverse sources of capital, investment, liquidity, and risk management for the business community.

As president and CEO of GIPC, Hirschmann leads the U.S. Chamber’s work to champion intellectual property (IP) as a vital engine of global development, growth, and human progress.

Hirschmann joined the U.S. Chamber in 1992 to lead the U.S. Chamber’s Latin American Affairs team. In that role, he also served as executive vice president of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) and of the U.S. Section of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council.

From 1998 to 2007, he was executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, where he oversaw the Foundation’s mission to drive the policy debate on key issues by formulating arguments and developing options in an effort to move the American business agenda forward.

Before joining the Chamber, he was legislative director for the then-chairman of the International Economic Policy and Trade Subcommittee in the House of Representatives. Hirschmann was raised in Guatemala and is a graduate of Duke University. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Susan, and their daughter.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

If you are a member of the accredited media and are interested in speaking to David Hirschmann, please e-mail us at press@uschamber.com or call 1-888-249-NEWS.

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St. Cloud Times Op-ed: Back-to-school shopping? Find the real deals

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 9:00am
David Hirschmann

The waning days of summer mean it’s the second-most wonderful time of the year for retail sales: the back to school shopping season.

Millions of families are scouring the internet and hitting the malls to find everything from electronics to edgy new clothing while seeking ways to stretch their dollars.

However, the best deals may be threats in disguise in the form of counterfeit goods.

Counterfeit items come in all shapes and sizes and can be difficult to spot. And they are increasingly found in online marketplaces, where phony websites and fake products ranging from medicines to electronics are growing at an alarming rate.

This threat is especially apparent in the United States, where more people fall victim to counterfeiting than in any other country in the world, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.


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