General Motors has a new senior vice president of global public policy in Everett Eissenstat. The automaker announced his appointment to the top lobbyist position on Wednesday.
Eissenstat comes directly from the Trump administration where he most recently served as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council from June 2017 to July 2018. In his previous roles, he was responsible for the development of policies relating to international trade, energy and finance institutions. Eissenstat also served as the United States’ lead negotiator for the G-20, APEC and G-7 summits.
GM CEO Mary Barra said the following of Eissenstat’s appointment:
Everett Eissenstat has had a distinguished career in public policy managing complex issues around the world. His broad experience interacting at the highest levels of government, both within the U.S. and globally, and his track record for partnering and building relationships on both sides of the aisle make him a perfect fit to represent GM and our employees on key policy issues.
Before his role in the White House, Eissenstat served as chief international trade counsel for the Senate Finance Committee from 2011-2017 and managed international economic issues.
Eissenstat’s appointment is effective immediately.