Blake Harden

Vice President, International Trade

As Vice President for International Trade, Blake coordinates with RILA's government affairs team to advance the retail industry's trade policy agenda. Blake acts as a liaison between RILA members and Congress as the industry voices its support for a U.S. federal trade policy that fosters economic growth.  Blake also leads RILA’s International Trade Committee and Customs Committee.
Prior to joining RILA, Blake served for three years as Trade Counsel to the Committee on Ways and Means.  Before her time on Capitol Hill, Blake served for ten years as an attorney with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Chief Counsel.
Blake holds a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. 

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