White House Names NEC Deputy For Trade
Last Thursday, the White House announced that Everett Eissenstat had been named Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council (NEC). Eissenstat’s portfolio will including leading United States negotiations for international summits.
National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn noted that Eissenstat “has spent more than two decades working on the complex trade issues facing our country.” Eissenstat previously served as chief international trade counsel on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said Eissenstat’s “ability to work across party lines and negotiate complex trade policies has been critical to the Finance Committee's success in advancing a robust trade agenda that has expanded opportunities for U.S. businesses and workers.”
Before his tenure on the Senate Finance Committee, Eissenstat served as assistant U.S. trade representative for the Americas.