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Neil Herrington

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Executive Director, Americas, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Full Biography

Neil Herrington is the Executive Director of the Americas at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In this position, he leads the hemispheric policy advocacy initiatives for the department and serves as special adviser to the Brazil-U.S. Business Council. Prior to joining the U.S. Chamber, Herrington held positions in international marketing, strategic planning, and trade in both the private and public sectors. Most recently he worked in strategic planning for Raytheon Corporation, where he was division lead for Defense Offset contract negotiations. Before that, Herrington served at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) as senior adviser to the deputy USTR with regional responsibility for Asia and Africa. He previously worked for General Motors in multiple international marketing and strategic planning roles in both Detroit and São Paulo, Brazil. Early in his career, Herrington served as director of the State of California Office of Trade and Investment in Mexico City. He holds a B.A. in political science from Occidental College in Los Angeles, an M.A. in international affairs from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute, and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.