Ex-Ford official becomes NFTC senior VP
The Washington-based National Foreign Trade Council announced Tuesday the appointment of William Kelly to senior vice president, effective March 1.
Kelly served for 29 years as director of international government affairs at the Ford Motor Co., and as a member on the NFTC board for more than a decade.
'I've worked with the NFTC for many years and look forward to continuing to help fulfill its mission to promote an open, rules-based global trading system, and increase market access for U.S. companies and our workforce,' Kelly said in a statement.
While at Ford, Kelly led a diverse global team that lobbied foreign governments on business, tax and regulatory issues, and routinely negotiated investment incentives amounting to $200 million to $500 million annually. Prior to that, he served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer mainly in Portugal, Brazil and Washington.