Vice President, International Relations, Medtronic; Chair/Founder, USA Healthcare Alliance; Adjunct Professor- Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University
Trevor Gunn is Vice President- International Relations for Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company. Trevor Gunn was formerly long-time Director of the Commerce Department’s Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS), the clearinghouse for U.S. Government information for doing business in the former Soviet Union. He has served continuously for the past 26 years, and currently serves, as Adjunct Professor at CERES/School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He is a Vicennial Silver Medalist. He received his B.A. from University of San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics in 1992. He has worked with the Chamber of Commerce of Southern Sweden, Dover Elevator Corporation (now ThyssenKrupp of Germany), International Executive Service Corps and on the staffs of the former San Francisco Mayor and two U.S. Senators from California. He is the Founder and Chairman of the USA Healthcare Alliance (USAHA). He sits on the U.S. State Department’s Stakeholder Advisory Board on the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Social Responsibility; is an official Advisor to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in the “Industry Trade Advisory” system of the U.S. Government. Gunn chairs the International Affairs Committee at Medtech Europe, Europe's largest medical technology trade association. Further, he is a Member of the Board of Directors for the US-Russia Business Council. Gunn is Chair of the Executive Council on Diplomacy. He sits on the Board of the Washington Export Council(Washington, D.C.), the Board of Advisers of the Washington International Business Council. Equally, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine (IOM)’s, ''Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health.''. Finally, he serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota, Carlson Business School's, Carlson Global Institute. Gunn speaks Swedish, French and Russian. Gunn, his wife(Anna) and their three children live in Suburban Maryland, a short distance from Washington, D.C.