Jennifer Sanford joined Cisco in April 2004, and serves as senior manager of International Trade and Energy/Environment Policy. Jennifer is responsible for the development and implementation of Cisco's international trade policy strategy, particularly with respect to China, and for strategic planning and internal operations of Cisco's global government affairs team.
Prior to her career at Cisco, Jennifer served seven years as director of international trade policy at the American Electronics Association in Washington, D.C., where she successfully led the high-tech industry's efforts to secure congressional passage of legislation to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) in 2002, and to establish China's Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status in 2000. She also worked many years on the development and implementation of the European Union (EU) environmental laws on electronics.
Jennifer's career began in San Francisco, Calif., with a customs consulting firm, Worldtariff (now owned by FedEx), where she researched and reported international customs tariffs on high-tech products in Europe, North Africa, India and the Republics of the former Soviet Union.Jennifer holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and serves on the board of the Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship.