Vice President of International Trade
Robert Maron joined DISCUS in November 2013 and works to promote and protect the U.S. spirits sector’s interests in trade agreements and to monitor and address regulatory developments that affect exports of U.S.-produced distilled spirits. In June 2019, Rob was appointed to serve as an adviser on the Agricultural Technical Committee for Trade in Processed Foods, which provides technical advice on U.S. agricultural trade issues to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Prior to joining DISCUS, Rob served as the Director of International Trade Policy at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., where he advised Israeli policy makers, counseled companies on regulatory market access issues, and monitored U.S. international trade developments. Rob received his Bachelor of Arts in American History from Union College (NY), a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law, and a Master of Law in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University Law School.
Rob’s favorite drink? American rye whiskey, neat.
Something you should know about Rob? He attended the final game of the Hartford Whalers on April 13, 1997.