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Duke University, B.A.
John Bruton serves as Senior Advisor to the ManattJones’ Mexico City office. As an international strategic consultant, he focuses on business facilitation with U.S. corporations overseas and on assisting foreign corporations and governments in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere in the United States. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Prior to joining ManattJones in 2003, Mr. Bruton worked for 30 years for the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico as Executive Vice President and CEO, overseeing the Chamber’s offices – Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. Under his leadership, the Chamber became the largest American Chamber of Commerce abroad, representing more than 85 percent of U.S. direct private investment in Mexico. At the Chamber he led an extensive professional staff, and was responsible for working with the Chamber’s volunteer corps of more than 3,000 executives serving on the Chamber’s 18 active committees to formulate and promote the organization’s objectives. From 1981 to 2002, Mr. Bruton was the publisher of Business Mexico, Mexico’s largest English-language business magazine, produced by AmCham Mexico. Mr. Bruton was active in fomenting trade and investment policies and coordinating high-level discussions with government and private sector officials from Mexico and the United States as well as the representatives of the Chamber. He represented the American Chamber before numerous groups and organizations.
Mr. Bruton currently serves as an appointed Observer to the Board of the American Chamber in Mexico.
Mr. Bruton was active in the successful promotion of the concept of a North American Free Trade Agreement, coordinating the efforts of the American Business Presence in Mexico in its dealings with both the Mexican and U.S. governments. He has been honored by the Government of Mexico with the Order of the Aztec Eagle for his contributions to the U.S./Mexico Business Community, as well as to the Bi-National Trade and Investment relationship.
Order of the Aztec Eagle, highest honor the Mexican government can bestow on a non-Mexican, 2005.
Eagle of the Americas’ Award, AACCLA for outstanding contribution to the Hemisphere Trade and Investment, 2005.
John C. Langley Outstanding Leadership Medal, American Chamber of Commerce Mexico for outstanding contributions to the U.S./Mexico business community.
Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World, 2003-present.
President, Fomento Educacional, A.C., 2005-present.
Member, National Advisory Committee for the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation, U.S. Department of Labor, 2003-present.
President, The University Club of Mexico, 1981-1982.
Member of the Board, Academia de Música del Palacio de Minería, A.C., 2008-present.
Member of the Board, Fundación de Desarrollo y Fomento de la Biblioteca Vasconcelos, A.C., 2007-present.
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