Wilson Center Experts
Tom Huffaker became Director for Canada in ExxonMobil’s International Government Relations office in Washington, DC in August 2012. Prior to joining ExxonMobil, Tom was vice president for policy and environment at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. He was a United States Foreign Service Officer for 23 years. From 2006-2009, he was U.S. Consul General for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories. Previous assignments in Ottawa, Moscow, Washington, Mumbai, and Belgrade focused on energy and environment issues and transition economies. His early career included the practice of law in California and service on the original Washington staff of former House Democratic Caucus Chairman Vic Fazio. Mr. Huffaker holds a BA from the University of California, Davis, a JD from the University of California, San Francisco, Hastings College of the Law, and an international economics diploma from the U.S. Foreign Service Institute. He currently serves on the board of the Canada West Foundation.