Kellie Meiman Hock
Kellie Meiman Hock is Managing Partner of McLarty Associates and has led their Brazil and Southern Cone and Trade Practices since 2000. Meiman previously worked at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in the Executive Office of the President as Director for Brazil and the Southern Cone, where she had primary responsibility for trade negotiations with Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Prior to her work at USTR, Ms. Meiman served as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State, where her posts included handling crisis management in the State Operations Center. An Economic Officer in the Foreign Service, Ms. Meiman previously had served in Porto Alegre, São Paulo, and Recife, Brazil, and in Bogotá, Colombia. She has lived and studied in Central America and Japan. Meiman is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.