Erin Ennis has been Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) since February 2015, after serving as Vice President since 2005. In that position, she directs USCBC’s government affairs and advocacy work for member companies and oversees USCBC’s Business Advisory Services. She also leads a coalition of other trade associations on issues of interest to companies doing business with China.

Prior to joining USCBC, Ennis worked at Kissinger McLarty Associates, where she was responsible for implementing strategies for international business clients on proprietary trade matters, primarily in Vietnam and Japan.

Before entering the private sector, Ennis held several positions in the U.S. Government. From 1992 to 1996, she was a legislative aide to former U.S. Senator John Breaux, working on international trade and commerce. At the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 1996 to 2000, she first worked in Congressional Affairs on Asia issues, including annual approvals of China’s most favored nation status and the ill-fated 1997 push to renew presidential “fast track” negotiating authority. Beginning in 1998, she was assistant to Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Richard Fisher, who led U.S. trade negotiations and enforcement with Asia, the Americas, and on intellectual property rights.

A native of Louisiana, Ennis has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and a Masters in International Affairs from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She is an active volunteer for the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association and the Washington National Cathedral.

Last Updated: November 7, 2016