Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that Hun
Quach has joined the association as Vice President for International
Trade. As RILA’s leader on international trade issues, Quach will drive
RILA’s efforts to advocate for a U.S. trade policy that fosters an
economic environment in which the retail industry can continue to grow.
In her most recent
experience, Quach served as Assistant United States Trade
Representative for Congressional Affairs. Leading the largest expansion
of the Office of Congressional Affairs, Quach provided strategic policy
and political guidance to senior Administration officials, and served as
a liaison to Congressional Members on trade negotiations.
Prior to joining
USTR, Quach spent seven years as International Trade Advisor for the
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, where she advised the Committee
Chairman, Senators and staff on international trade issues, and built
coalitions among government, business, and non-governmental
organizations to support the Chairman’s legislative priorities.
Quach earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of Washington.
experience advancing trade policy at the federal level makes her an
excellent addition to RILA’s Congressional lobbying efforts,” said Jennifer Safavian, RILA’s executive vice president for government affairs. “With
a specialized knowledge of current trade issues facing the U.S. and
their potential impact on the economy, Hun is positioned to be a great
advocate for the retail industry.”
Quach officially joins RILA today, February 23.
RILA is an
outspoken advocate for the most critical issues facing the retail
industry. RILA remains at the forefront of a number of battles,
including leveling the playing field for all retailers as it relates to
the collection of state sales tax. RILA’s trade objectives include
passage of Trade Promotion Authority and the completion of a Trans
Pacific Partnership agreement that includes flexible apparel rules. RILA
also plays a leading role on issues including cybersecurity,
comprehensive tax reform, implementation of the Affordable Care Act,
privacy, and a variety of labor and finance issues.
RILA is the
trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail
companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product
manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more
than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more
than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers
domestically and abroad.