Senior Vice President
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
Sean Heather is senior vice president for international regulatory affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He leads the Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC), which seeks to align trade, regulatory, and competition policy in support of open and competitive markets. A central focus of his current work at the Chamber is working to address myriad regulatory efforts in foreign markets in response to the digitization of the economy. Sean has held a variety of positions during his more than 20 years at the Chamber, including chief of staff of the Congressional and Public Affairs Division. In addition, he was part of the Chamber’s regional team, heading its Chicago office. During his career at the Chamber, Sean has worked on a number of diverse issues such as international trade and investment, state capitalism, standards, antitrust, tax, labor, health care, environment, energy, transportation, homeland security, immigration, technology, and corporate governance. Before joining the Chamber, he worked for the Illinois comptroller and with several political campaigns across the state. He holds an undergraduate degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.