Nancy Travis is a global public policy executive. Formerly, as vice president for Global Compliance and Governance at the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), she led the association’s efforts to promote codes of ethics for the medical technology industry worldwide, focusing on the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Europe. She was instrumental in launching the Business Ethics Forum at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and a founding member of the Inter-American Coalition for Business Ethics in the Medical Technology Sector. In addition to her policy focus, she has also spearheaded several governance initiatives to increase board engagement and promote diversity and women’s leadership.
Ms. Travis has more than 20 years of international affairs and leadership experience, including at the U.S. Department of State, where she focused on Asia-Pacific economic policy, market opening and China trade issues. She has advised key government officials on the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement as well as People’s Republic of China’s and Taiwan’s World Trade Organization (WTO) accession negotiations and has been involved in assessing compliance with WTO commitments. Ms. Travis speaks Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), French and some Russian. She holds a master’s of international affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor of arts in international studies from Vassar College, where she graduated with department honors. Ms. Travis lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and two daughters.