Everett Eissenstat

SVP, Global Public Policy at General Motors


Everett Eissenstat was named senior vice president, Global Public Policy, in August 2018. He is responsible for leading General Motors’ engagement on key policies impacting the company’s business, its customers and its employees.

Prior to joining GM, Eissenstat worked in the White House as the deputy assistant to the president for International Economic Affairs and deputy director of the National Economic Council. Jointly appointed to the National Security Council and the National Economic Council, he led the White House international economic team responsible for the development of U.S. policies on international energy, international trade and development finance institutions. In this role, he also served as the lead U.S. negotiator for the G-20, APEC and G-7 international economic summits.

He twice served as chief International Trade counsel for the Senate Finance Committee from 2000 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2017. As chief counsel he drafted legislation implementing trade agreements and managed their consideration through the U.S. Congress. He also served as assistant U.S Trade representative for the Americas with the United State Trade Representative (USTR) from 2006 to 2011, where he negotiated and enforced international trade agreements and partnered with members of Congress on trade legislation. Eissenstat also previously worked as former Rep. Jim Kolbe’s legislative director and as an attorney in private practice in Dallas.

Eissenstat holds a juris doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Oklahoma State University.


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