Business Roundtable Announces Paul DeLaney to Lead Trade, International Engagement Efforts

October 25, 2018

Washington – Business Roundtable today announced the hiring of Paul H. DeLaney, III, as Vice President. DeLaney, who is currently a Partner at the Kyle House Group, will join the CEO organization effective November 5, 2018, and oversee trade and international engagement policy.

“Paul joins Business Roundtable at a very important time for our organization and for U.S. international trade relations,” said Business Roundtable President & CEO Joshua Bolten. “Paul’s extensive knowledge and professional experience in both the public and private sectors will bring significant value to our trade policy and advocacy efforts. We are excited to have him as part of the Business Roundtable team as we continue working to advance a U.S. trade agenda that bolsters job creation and economic growth for America’s businesses and workers.”

DeLaney comes to Business Roundtable with over 15 years of private sector and public service experience. Most recently, he led international trade, investment, tax, supply chain, regulatory and customs advocacy at the Kyle House Group for a wide range of companies. His extensive prior experience in trade policy and advocacy includes serving as:

  • International Trade Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee
  • Senior Attorney for Trade and International Affairs at FedEx Express;
  • Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; and
  • Litigation Associate at Vinson & Elkins, LLP

Through his different roles, DeLaney has worked on trade agreement negotiations and implementing legislation, trade and customs policy development and legislation, commercial advocacy and policy analysis. He attended Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law and is a Board Member of the Washington International Trade Association. He has lectured on international trade and disputes at the University of Virginia School of Law, the Georgetown McDonough School of Business and George Washington University. DeLaney also has spoken on international trade issues at a wide range of association meetings, conferences and panels.

DeLaney succeeds David Thomas, who previously led trade policy efforts at the Roundtable and is serving as Chairman of Trade for America. DeLaney is a Washington, DC, native and lives in Virginia with his wife, Meghan, and their two daughters, Charlotte and Maia.