Penelope Naas is UPS vice president and district manager for International Public Affairs and Sustainability, based in Washington, DC, and previously in Brussels, Belgium. She began her UPS career in May 2012, managing the Public Affairs team for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, and enhanced governmental understanding of UPS and the issues impacting the logistics industry. From 2006 to 2012, she worked for Citigroup in the Global Government Affairs team. In 2007, she relocated to Europe and opened Citigroup’s first government affairs office in Brussels, where she oversaw the various legislative and regulatory issues that arose after the 2008 financial crisis. Penelope started her career at the US Department of Commerce, working for 13 years in various roles, including leading the Office of Europe and creating strategies to help US companies facing market access challenges in Europe, and working in both the Clinton and Bush administrations on task forces to pass trade deals. She also served as co-chair for the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Trade and Investment, and is a former member of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union Board, University of Michigan Alumni Board, American European Community Association and Fulbright Commission for Belgium and Luxembourg. She is active in UPS’s Women’s Leadership Development program. She earned a B.A. in economics and an M.A. in international trade and public policy at the University of Michigan.