Laura Lane joined UPS in November 2011 as president, Global Public Affairs. In this role, she is responsible for all worldwide government affairs activities for UPS among the more than 220 countries and territories it serves. Prior to joining UPS, Laura was managing director and head of International Government Affairs at Citigroup. She directed the day-to-day advocacy efforts of Citi’s international government affairs team. Before joining Citi, Laura was vice president for Global Public Policy at Time Warner, where she represented the company on federal and international levels on all issues affecting Time Warner and its divisions. In her government career, Laura was responsible for bilateral trade affairs with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. There, she also negotiated market access commitments on trade in services with China as part of its accession to the WTO and served as US negotiator for the WTO Financial Services negotiations, which resulted in a first-ever global agreement in 1997.