The Trade Leadership Coalition (TLC) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization providing public information and educational resources to explain the benefits of the United States engaging in international trade – both exports and imports.  Our mission is to ensure that beneficial trade relationships and flows are sustained through smart and effective trade policies.

Since the end of World War II, American economic principles of free markets and open trade have shaped the global economy, created trillions of dollars of economic growth and lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. Under American leadership, an international system of treaties and agreements was enacted to codify the rules that govern commerce and trade around the globe.  The U.S. should continue in its traditional role of global trade leadership and commercial engagement, and not resort to protectionist measures.

The TLC is supported by industries and organizations that understand the benefits of trade, are engaged in global commerce, rely on international market access for U.S. goods, and want to see America’s role of global economic leadership sustained throughout the 21st century.

Executive Director: Jamie McInerney

Jamie is the leader of FTI Consulting’s global trade policy initiative. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Trade Leadership Coalition. Jamie has been involved in U.S. trade policy throughout his career including experience working on Capitol Hill, at ExxonMobil and promoting U.S. exports of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and crude oil. Jamie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Middlebury College, and a Master’s degree in Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).