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Jodi Hanson Bond
Jodi Hanson Bond, vice president of the Americas for the International Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, manages teams dedicated to policy and advocacy services for Chamber clients with business interests in the Americas. Her portfolio includes management of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council, the U.S. Mexico-Leadership Initiative, and the Association of Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (ACCLA) initiatives.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Bond was managing director and co-CEO of Global Governance L.L.C. In the corporate arena, Bond served as vice president of Global Government Relations and Country Management for the Motorola Corporation. While at Motorola, she was regional director of country management for the Americas and Israel and managed advocacy teams across the globe. Before Motorola, Bond was vice president of Fontheim International. There she advised Fortune 500 companies on global tax, energy, and corporate social responsibility matters.
Bond was appointed deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy in 2001; she co-managed an office of 125 employees while serving as the conduit for the U.S. secretary of Energy and administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration to the U.S. Congress.
Earlier in her career, Bond held positions with Hopkins & Sutter and Foley & Lardner law firms, the U.S. House of Representatives, and in the Washington state House of Representatives and Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State.
Bond holds a B.A. in politics from Whitman College and an M.A. in government from Johns Hopkins University. She also studied comparative and international politics at the University of London. Bond is an appointed member of Women Corporate Directors and the Economic Club of Washington. Bond resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband and daughter.
It’s a reminder that Congress should remove all sanctions on the island nation.
The next phase in the bilateral relationship requires greater connectivity, especially in the financial services space.
A Carnival cruise ship docked in Havana earlier this month, the first U.S. cruise in decades. Airlines are expected to begin direct Miami-Havana flights this fall. And since the U.S. and Cuban governments began the process of normalizing relations in December of 2014, U.S. visitors to the island nation have more than doubled.
The business community have been pushing for a new approach toward U.S.-Cuba relations for nearly two decades.
When we face common challenges in an interconnected world, we expect responsible governments to come together to pursue collective action. The private sector is a necessary part of the global coalition of problem-solvers, but has not always been at the table. In the Americas we are experiencing the progressive transformation of the private sector’s role in public policy dialogue: from the margin to the main, from supplemental to essential. On the eve of the U.S.-Central America-Caribbean Energy Summit, we see the trajectory of this transformation accelerating.