How trade policy is made: working on Capitol Hill

Friday, April 1, 2022

How trade policy is made: working on Capitol Hill

Ever wonder who is driving policy decisions? You may be surprised to learn just how many 20-somethings are helping shape policy development, researching issues and relaying constituent concerns and perspectives to their bosses, members of Congress. Learn about what kinds of jobs exist on Capitol Hill and get tips on how to get your foot in the door.

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Ken Levinson

Executive Director, Washington International Trade Association

Levinson serves as the Executive Director of the Washington International Trade Association (WITA).  WITA is the world’s largest non-profit, non-partisan membership organization dedicated to providing a neutral forum for the open and robust discussion of international trade policy and economic issues. Ken has over 30 years of experience working with companies, associations, NGOs and governments, advocating innovative solutions to complex public policy challenges. Over the years, Ken has worked with clients in the technology, telecommunications, biopharmaceuticals, agriculture and food, financial services, retail, apparel, energy, and consumer products sectors. Early in his career, Ken advised U.S. Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV on foreign policy and national security matters and served as the Senator’s chief advisor on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, dealing with issues related to international trade and tax policy.