September 23, 2010
The Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) is pleased to announce that it will be working closely with Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin to strengthen its engagement with policy makers in the United States on key bilateral and international issues.
Ambassador Giffin, Chair of the Public Policy and International department at McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, will collaborate with the CCCE’s policy staff on all matters related to the Canada-U.S. economic and security partnership, including cross-border trade, energy, the environment, intellectual property, procurement and regulatory affairs.
From August 1997 to April 2001, Ambassador Giffin served as the nineteenth United States Ambassador to Canada. As Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, he managed U.S. interests in the world’s largest bilateral trading relationship, as well as U.S. collaboration with Canada on a wide range of global issues.
“Ambassador Giffin’s deep knowledge of, and commitment to, the Canada-U.S. relationship are second to none,” said The Honourable John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CCCE. “I look forward to partnering with him and his team in seeking public policy solutions to the shared challenges facing our two countries.”
At McKenna, Long & Aldridge, Ambassador Giffin heads an outstanding team that works seamlessly on a wide variety of matters for businesses and governments on both sides of the border. In addition to the U.S.-based professionals, Ambassador Giffin’s team includes distinguished former Canadian diplomat Colin Robertson, who established Canada’s first Advocacy Secretariat in the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C….