Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs
Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, drives the global business strategy of the organization. He leads the largest international affairs team of any U.S. business association, representing the Chamber and its members before foreign governments, the U.S. government, and international business organizations.
In 2009, Brilliant assumed leadership of the Chamber’s International Affairs Division and greatly expanded the organization’s global footprint by placing expert staff in Beijing, Brussels, São Paulo, Brasília, Río, Seoul, and Istanbul. He directed successful advocacy campaigns for congressional passage of trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea, as well as legislation to establish a level playing field for U.S. companies in Russia. Brilliant leads the Chamber’s ongoing work on issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the U.S.-EU trade pact, and he directs a robust program of work with China. His responsibilities also extend to 11 Chamber-hosted business councils that work to enhance trade and investment ties to Brazil, Egypt, Japan, Korea, and South Africa, among other nations.
Brilliant has pioneered new Chamber business initiatives focused on key markets, including the regional Middle East Initiative, the U.S.-Mexico Leadership Initiative, and the China Track II dialogue. He is frequently quoted in the media on a broad range of issues relating to international business and trade policy, and he is a regular guest on CNBC, CNN, and other news programs.
Brilliant serves on a number of boards, including the Atlantic Council, the U.S. Council for International Business, and the Center for International Private Enterprise. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and he serves as an economic development adviser to the governor of China’s Guangdong Province.
Previously, Brilliant was the Chamber’s vice president for Asia, where he significantly expanded the reach and impact of the Chamber’s Asia program. Recognizing his many years of work on U.S.-China relations, Washingtonian magazine in January 2007 dubbed Brilliant a key player in its “Who’s Who Guide” of influential leaders on U.S.-China economic policy. He also took a leadership role in the business community’s advocacy for congressional approval of permanent normal trade relations with China, as well as free trade agreements with Singapore and Australia.
Before joining the Chamber in 1994, Brilliant was an attorney with Stewart and Stewart in Washington, D.C. He received his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law and his B.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland. He is married and has three children.
Jodi Hanson Bond
Vice President, Americas
Jodi Hanson Bond, vice president of the Americas for the International Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, manages teams dedicated to policy and advocacy services for Chamber clients with business interests in the Americas. Her portfolio includes management of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council, the U.S. Mexico Leadership Initiative, and the Association of Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) initiatives.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Bond was managing director and co-CEO of Global Governance L.L.C. In the corporate arena, Bond served as vice president of Global Government Relations and Country Management for the Motorola Corporation. While at Motorola, she was regional director of country management for the Americas and Israel and managed advocacy teams across the globe. Before Motorola, Bond was vice president of Fontheim International. There she advised Fortune 500 companies on global tax, energy, and corporate social responsibility matters.
Bond was appointed deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy in 2001; she co-managed an office of 125 employees while serving as the conduit for the U.S. secretary of Energy and administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration to the U.S. Congress.
Earlier in her career, Bond held positions with Hopkins & Sutter and Foley & Lardner law firms, the U.S. House of Representatives, and in the Washington state House of Representatives and Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State. Bond holds a B.A. in politics from Whitman College and an M.A. in government from Johns Hopkins University. She also studied comparative and international politics at the University of London. Bond is an appointed member of Women Corporate Directors and the Economic Club of Washington. Bond resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband and daughter.