Marc Ross

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Marc A. Ross has extensive experience in business development for companies as well as leading the advocacy operations, fundraising programs and communications efforts for nonprofits, trade associations, corporations and political campaigns, many for the highest offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Ross’ work in government relations has allowed him to work on a number of diverse public policy issues, such as global climate change, national energy policy, natural resource management, auto retailing, intellectual property, technology antitrust, US-China commercial relations, and international trade. Also, his experience working with several Internet startups and entrepreneurs has allowed him to wear many hats, including marketing, business development, finance, and strategy.

Ross has an MBA with an emphasis on international business from the University of North Carolina’s OneMBA program at the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Currently, he is communications director for the US-China Business Council (USCBC).

In this role, he is responsible for developing, enabling and executing a global communications strategy that delivers targeted messaging, trade reports, commentary, issue briefs, and a digital magazine to USCBC's varied stakeholders utilizing various media tools with the intent of protecting and enhancing US-China commercial relations. Ross is the primary media liaison for USCBC and interacts daily with top-tier global media outlets, business reporters, columnists, editors, and producers based in North America, UK, Europe, and Asia who cover US-China commercial relations.

Ross directly reports to USCBC President John Frisbie and attends the semiannual USCBC Board of Directors’ meeting. Ross is also the staff lead and director of the USCBC Communications Council, a collection of senior communications and government affairs staff from USCBC’s multinational corporate membership with the goal of shaping USCBC’s global communications and public affairs efforts.

Ross is the founder of Brigadoon and is a frequent speaker, commentator, and author on all matters of social media, grassroots, public affairs, and political campaigns. He has been a guest speaker at Wisconsin's School of Business, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business on how politics impacts global business as well as the rise of new media for grassroots advocacy and political communications.