Hogan Lovells Senior Advisor Ambassador Clayton Yeutter Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Washington International Trade Association
01 July 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C., 1 July 2014 – Hogan Lovells is proud to announce that Senior Advisor Ambassador Clayton Yeutter will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Washington International Trade Association (WITA) Annual Awards Dinner on 16 July 2014. Ambassador Yeutter advises a wide range of Hogan Lovells clients on international trade, food and agriculture, and investment policies.
The Awards Dinner is WITA’s capstone annual event, attracting hundreds of U.S. government officials, embassies, multinational companies, and trade experts. The highlight of this year’s event is the presentation of WITA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary lifetime contributions to international trade and the development of the world’s economies.
Ambassador Yeutter joined Hogan Lovells in 1993 after serving in key roles in the administration of four U.S. Presidents. As United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Yeutter led the negotiation of the historic U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, the precursor to the North American Free Trade Agreement, helped launch the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations, and negotiated numerous market access agreements with Europe and Japan. As Secretary of Agriculture for President George H.W. Bush, he helped broker the 1990 Farm Bill laying the groundwork for more market-oriented U.S. agricultural policies.
Ambassador Yeutter was also President and CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and served as Director of one of the world’s largest agriculture technical assistance programs in Colombia, South America. Ambassador Yeutter is a Director of several corporations involved in international commerce or international finance. He received his B.S., J.D., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska, all with highest honors.
For more information on the Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the Annual Awards Dinner, please visit the WITA website, found here.