Tom Mackall

Tom Mackall

Senior Counsel and ILO Governing Body Member

Tom Mackall is currently Senior Counsel to USCIB and the U.S. Employer Member of the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization. Mackall assumed his role upon retiring in August 2018 from Sodexo, a leading provider of food, facilities management, and other services with 450,000 employees in 80 different countries. Mackall held several roles in his 15 years at Sodexo, including Group Vice President for Global Labor Relations since 2012 and head of Labor Relations for North America.

An attorney by training, Mackall practiced law as an associate with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now K&L Gates) and associate and partner in the DC office of Hunton & Williams (now Hunton Andrews Kurth), representing businesses in labor and employment matters. Before joining Sodexo, Mackall was a founding executive of a contract electronics manufacturing company.

Mackall holds a J.D from University of Virginia, M.Div. from Harvard University, and B.A. from Denison University. He also serves as an employer trustee for a multi-employer pension fund and is the Chair of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has spoken widely on topics including corporate campaigns, international framework agreements, global union federations, business and human rights, and global labor relations management. He and his wife, Beth, have four children and reside in Bethesda, Maryland.

Recent USCIB News

USCIB, Business Groups Urge Administration to Prioritize US-China Deal (7/7/2020) - USCIB, along with dozens of U.S. business and industry groups, sent a letter to USTR Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Vice Premier of China’s State Council Liu He strongly supporting the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement noting its “significant achievement in ongoing efforts to advance a more balanced and mutually beneficial U.S.-China economic and commercial relationship.”
USCIB Announces Leadership Change in Customs, Trade Facilitation Work (6/29/2020) - USCIB has announced that Vice President for Government Relations at Hanesbrands Jerry Cook is stepping down from the chairmanship of USCIB’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee as of July 1.
Virtual ICANN Focuses on COVID-Related Domain Name System Abuse (6/29/2020) - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) held its second meeting of the year June 22-25. Due to COVID-19-related safety concerns the meeting was again held virtually. USCIB Vice President for ICT Policy Barbara Wanner joined the meeting remotely, along with several USCIB members as part of ICANN’s Business Constituency (BC).
USCIB Joins With Global Community to Oppose Revision to ISO 26000 (6/25/2020) - USCIB joined with several other U.S. business associations in opposing a recent proposal to revise ISO 26000 on Social Responsibility, develop implementation guidelines or standards and create a new Technical Committee (TC) on Social Responsibility. 
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