Linda Eddleman is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Trust for the Americas. Under her leadership, the Trust expanded operations to 24 countries and created alliances with over 1,000 organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
From 2009 to 2010, Ms. Eddleman also served as Senior Advisor for the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). She brings expertise in public-private partnerships, technology for development, competitiveness, and economic opportunities. A recipient of the Medal of Honor of Distinguished Service from the Ministry of Defense of Colombia, Eddleman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the “100 People to Watch.”
A White House Fellow, Ms. Eddleman previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Economic Affairs at the Western Hemisphere Bureau of the US Department of State, Special Negotiator at the US Department of State, Senior Trade Policy Advisor at the US Department of the Treasury and Special Assistant to the US Trade Representative. Ms. Eddleman served as a Member of the Board of Directors of both the North American Development Bank as well as the Latin American Policy Initiative.
Ms. Eddleman graduated with honors from the University of Virginia and holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she served on the Law Review. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Barcelona, Spain. Ms. Eddleman has practiced law in Madrid, New York, and Washington D.C. She is fluent in English and Spanish.