WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is pleased to announce Selina Jackson, Vice President of Global Government Relations and Public Policy for Procter & Gamble today as Chair of the Board of its advocacy arm, the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign. Jackson joins co-chair Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children to guide the USGLC in its efforts to ensure America’s global leadership and a strong and effective International Affairs Budget.
Additionally, former Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) joins the board of the USGLC’s education arm, the Center for U.S. Global Leadership.
We are delighted to have Selina Jackson’s guidance and leadership at the helm of our advocacy arm for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition,” said USGLC President and CEO Liz Schrayer. “The immeasurable experience of both Selina and Peter— from Capitol Hill to the White House to the UN— makes them strong additions to the board, and I look forward to working with them as we continue to demonstrate the vital importance of development and diplomacy to America’s national security and economic prosperity.
SELINA JACKSON is Vice President of Global Government Relations and Public Policy for Procter & Gamble where she leads a global team of 60 professionals responsible for defining P&G’s public policy positions and advancing government relations strategies at the global, federal, state and community levels.
Prior to joining P&G in 2016, Ms. Jackson was based in Geneva, where she served as the World Bank’s Special Representative to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.
From 2000-2010, Ms. Jackson was UPS’s Vice President of International Public Affairs managing international business, trade policy and market access issues and a time of significant global expansion. Prior to UPS, Ms. Jackson served as US Director for the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD), an organization of leading American and European companies advocating for a barrier-free transatlantic market. Ms. Jackson began her career in the White House during the Reagan Administration, and later served as a staff member for the Office of Former President Reagan in California.
Ms. Jackson has been decorated by the President of Chile with the Bernardo O’Higgins award, the country’s highest honor, for her role in the rescue of the trapped Chilean miners in 2010. She currently serves on the board of the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the U.S.-UK Business Council and as the U.S. private sector representative on the G20 Women Business Leaders Task Force.
Ms. Jackson holds a master’s degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University as well as a master’s degree in European Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
PETER ROSKAM held public office for twenty-five years, uniquely serving in both the majority and the minority in each of three storied legislative bodies — the U.S. House of Representatives, the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives. He also served in the Leadership in Congress and the Illinois Senate.
As a six term Congressman representing suburban Chicago Roskam was ranked by Georgetown University’s Lugar Center among the top 25 most bipartisan members of Congress.
He chaired three major subcommittees of the Ways & Means Committee. As Chairman of the Tax Policy Subcommittee he was a chief architect in the first major overhaul of the nation’s tax code in over three decades, offering much-needed tax relief to families and businesses in every income bracket resulting in globally competitive tax rates, record-high small business optimism and historically low unemployment rates.
As Chairman of the Ways & Means Health Policy Subcommittee he led a series of hearings addressing the opioid crisis and authored several pieces of legislation which were included in landmark opioid relief legislation that was signed into law. Additionally, under his guidance the Subcommittee undertook to reduce regulatory barriers in healthcare through a bipartisan Red Tape Relief Program.
As Chairman of the Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee, Roskam championed efforts to overhaul the IRS’ civil asset forfeiture program, receiving unanimous support in the House and resulting in important legislation to protect Americans from IRS overreach.
He chaired the U.S. House Democracy Partnership, a bipartisan commission supporting emerging democracies abroad and as such hosted dozens of in-bound foreign, parliamentary delegations as well as led or participated in over two dozen Congressional delegations throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. He co-chaired the Korea Caucus, the India Caucus and the Republican Israel Caucus.
He sits on the Board of Directors for the National Endowment for Democracy and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.
In addition to elected service, Roskam practiced law, taught high school, served as a Congressional Assistant and headed a charity for disadvantaged students. He and his wife Elizabeth, an accomplished oil painter, have been married for thirty years. They have four adult children.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.