Everett Eissenstat, who was senior VP for global public policy at General Motors, has joined Edelman Global Advisory as North America chair and global trade lead.
He will help clients navigate government policies and geopolitical dynamics to achieve their business objectives.
During his three-year run at GM, Eissenstat guided policies dealing with trade, labor relations, workforce transformation, cybersecurity, sustainability, electric vehicles, emissions and supply chain disruptions.
He reported to CEO Mary Barra.
Prior to GM, Eissenstat served in Donald Trump’s White House as deputy assistant to the president for international economic affairs and deputy director of the National Economic Council.
He handled global energy and trade matters and was US lead negotiator for G-20, APEC and G-7 summits.
EGA, which launched in August 2021 and has more than 140 staffers, also announced that Martin Reiser, who was policy director for Republican whip Congressman Steve Scalise, has become a senior advisor.