The U.S. Chamber's role in helping to shape an environment conducive to economic growth: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior VP Rob Engstrom at the Forum

Lecture | January 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Rob Engstrom, The Berkeley Forum

 The Berkeley Forum

With 2016 being a year marked by extraordinary economic events—from the U.S. presidential elections in the domestic economy to the ongoing Eurozone situation impacting the global economy—there has been a renewed urgency to revisit the current economic situation facing our nation. As the world's largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce aims to provide a voice for its members in Washington, D.C. Please join the Berkeley Forum for an increasingly prominent and important discussion with an major organization that has helped shape the domestic business environment for the past century.

Rob Engstrom is senior vice president and the national political director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for directing the Chamber’s national political, grassroots, and election-related activities. Engstrom manages all member activities for the Chamber’s Federation, which includes thousands of state, local, and metro chambers of commerce and hundreds of trade and professional associations. He oversees the Association Committee of 100, the most prestigious group of association CEOs and executives in the country; the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, an elite group of the nation’s leading chamber CEOs; the Institute for Organization Management, the nation’s premier nonprofit executive training program; and the Chamber’s Accreditation Program. Previously, Engstrom served as senior vice president of Political and State Affairs for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).