Coordinator, International Affairs
Patrick Pitts is Coordinator, International Affairs and Assistant to IFA President & CEO Robert Cresanti. Patrick works with the international affairs team, helping to arrange IFA sponsored Trade Missions in 2018 with the US Commercial Service, developing relationships with external stakeholders such as OPIC, and providing research to members seeking to understand markets, regulatory environments, and best practices. He also provides administrative support to the VP of International Affairs and the International Committee of IFA. Patrick is also responsible for handling Robert’s schedule, arranging travel, coordinating meetings, and overall ensuring smooth-sailing for IFA’s Leadership and Board Members. At Robert’s side, he has engaged with key industry stakeholders including Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and House E&W Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R – NC – 5).
Patrick joined IFA as in intern in May of 2017 after previously interning on the Hill for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D – NY). He attended both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in England, obtaining his BA with Honors in International Relations from the University of Birmingham in 2015, and his MSc with Distinction in International Relations from the London School of Economics in 2016. He enjoys traveling, and in 2016 completed the Trans-Siberian journey from London to Beijing by train.