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Jodi Hanson Bond
Jodi Hanson Bond is senior vice president of the Americas, International Affairs Division, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Her portfolio includes executive management of the U.S.-Argentina Business Council, the Brazil-U.S. Business Council, the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue, and the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA). Bond is also President of the Chamber’s U.S.-Colombia and U.S.-Cuba Business Councils.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Bond was vice president of Global Government Relations and Country Management for the Motorola Corporation. Before that, she was appointed deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy and held positions with the law firms of Hopkins & Sutter and Foley & Lardner, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Washington State House of Representatives.
Bond holds a B.A. in politics from Whitman College and an M.A. in government from Johns Hopkins University. She studied comparative and international politics at the University of London. Bond serves on the Board of Directors of Fifth Street Asset Management (NASDAQ: FSAM), and Refugees International. She is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington and Women Corporate Directors.
Despite billions of dollars and efforts to implement corporate social responsibility programs, economic growth and prosperity has been slow.
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.