Carl Meacham, the associate vice president for Latin America in the international advocacy division at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, has joined the Board of Advisors of the daily Latin America Advisor.
Before joining PhRMA, he led government relations efforts for Uber in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Prior to that, Meacham was director of the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, or CSIS, in Washington.
He joined CSIS from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he served for more than a decade on the senior professional staff for Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). Meacham was the senior advisor on the committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, the most senior Republican Senate staff position for the region. Prior to his work on the committee’s Republican staff, Meacham worked for two Democratic senators. He is a registered independent. Before working in Congress, Meacham served at the U.S. Department of Commerce as special assistant to the deputy secretary, at the Cuban Affairs Bureau of the State Department and at the U.S. embassy in Madrid.
Originally from Delmar, N.Y., Meacham is a native Spanish speaker and was partly raised in Chile, his mother’s country of origin. He earned a B.A. from the University at Albany, State University of New York and holds M.A. degrees from American University and Columbia University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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