Our Team

IBC’s team of highly experienced professionals are experts in international business, trade, and government relations, ready to provide tailored analysis and trusted advice to help you navigate your most critical issues.

Melissa San Miguel

Melissa San Miguel

President, IBC
Head of Red Flag Americas
Melissa advises IBC clients on strategies and tactics to achieve their policy and advocacy objectives.
John McDermid

John McDermid

Senior Advisor
John McDermid has specialized in advising and representing companies at IBC for over 35 years in international trade remedies, negotiations, and policies.
Steve Ziehm

Steve Ziehm

Senior Vice President
Stephen Ziehm follows U.S. trade negotiations closely and has particular expertise in government procurement, investments and dispute settlement.
Scott Seaman

Scott Seaman

Vice President
Scott Seaman has over 20 years of experience working on international political, economic, and commercial issues in both the private sector and government.
Chris Benscher

Chris Benscher

Government Relations Counsellor
Chris Benscher acts as an advocate on behalf of IBC clients and is the organization’s eyes and ears on Capitol Hill.
Patrick Sheehy

Patrick Sheehy

Counsellor
Patrick Sheehy joined IBC following a national security and defense fellowship, where he worked on issues involving Eastern Europe, the NATO alliance and Russia.
Ethan Knecht

Ethan Knecht

Counsellor
Deputy Director, WIBC
Ethan oversees programming and engagement with invited guests.
Christina Rodas

Christina Rodas

Program administrator, WIBC and ECD
Christina supports all aspects of WIBC and ECD programming and administration.
Robin Boyd

Robin Boyd

Administrative Assistant
Robin Boyd is IBC’s Administrative Assistant. She has been with IBC for more than 15 years.
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