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

Focus on Sustainability, New Technologies at 2019 World Trade Symposium (11/11/2019) - USCIB once again sponsored the World Trade Symposium this year November 6-7 in New York. The Symposium, hosted by Finastra and programmed by The Economist Events, brought together researchers, government officials and private sector leaders to discuss “Trade in an Uncertain World.”
OECD Report Weighs In On WTO Moratorium Debate (11/11/2019) - The much-anticipated Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report on the World Trade Organization (WTO) moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions was de-classified on November 4.
USCIB Welcomes New US Ambassador to UN in Geneva (11/11/2019) - Newly-confirmed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations offices in Geneva, Andrew Bremberg, visited USCIB’s Washington office on November 5 to share U.S. government priorities and to hear business perspectives and concerns before heading to Geneva to assume his post later this week.
New OECD Deputy Secretary General Meets With USCIB (11/11/2019) - USCIB members and staff had the opportunity to meet with the new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Deputy Secretary-General Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen on November 5 at the USCIB Washington DC office. Knudsen’s diverse policy portfolio at the OECD includes science, technology and innovation, trade and agriculture, the OECD Center for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, as well as regions and cities.
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