Catherine P. Bennett

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Catherine Bennett is the Senior Vice President of the National Foreign Trade Council, which was founded in 1914 to advocate for trade liberalization and a rules-based world economy. She joined the organization, which represents the policy interests of 300 members in October 2007.

Before joining the NFTC, Ms. Bennett was a partner with Venable LLP in Washington, D.C., where she focused on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues. Prior to that, she worked for almost 28 years for Pfizer Inc. where she served as Vice President of Government Relations and had global responsibility for issues relating to international trade, taxation, and intellectual property protection. Ms. Bennett also served on the National Security Council Staff at the White House and as an aide to Representative Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen.

Ms. Bennett has a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is also a graduate of Smith College.