Kansas City Southern President and CEO Ottensmeyer Tapped to Lead U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue Strategic Trade Initiatives Working Group

January 12, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 12, 2017
Contact: Stacy Day
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue has named Kansas City Southern President and CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer as U.S. chairman of its strategic trade initiatives working group.

“Pat is the right person to lead this effort at an important juncture in the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico, our neighbor and third largest trading partner,” said Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “He is deeply committed to advancing trade and investment between the U.S. and Mexico, and he is a recognized leader in a railroad industry that connects our highly integrated North American economy.”

The strategic trade initiatives working group will be dedicated to advancing the U.S.-Mexico economic relationship by recommending private sector solutions to both governments designed to address and resolve bilateral trade challenges.

The U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue, founded in 2013, is a mechanism through which business leaders on both sides of the border seek to enhance trade flows and economic collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico as a private sector complement to the government-to-government High Level Economic Dialogue.  
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 70 regional and policy experts and 25 country- and region-specific business councils and initiatives. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 117 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.