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Bill Lane

Trade for America
Executive Director
Bill is the Executive Director of Trade For America, a coalition building support for existing trade agreements and pursuing new trade deals. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition which supports U.S. funding for diplomacy and development.

A 40-year Caterpillar Veteran, Bill was responsible for the company’s advocacy in support of competitiveness, trade liberalization, and economic growth. From supporting free trade agreements to opposing unilateral sanctions and protectionist schemes, Bill has been center stage during the most contentious trade debates within the past three decades.

From 2004 through 2015, Bill was named one of Washington’s top corporate lobbyists by The Hill newspaper. In 2016, he was awarded the Washington International Trade Association's Lighthouse Award. Bill is a Penn State Alumni Fellow and chairs the Penn State Global Advisory Council. He is also a Wall Street Journal contributor.