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 Interviews John Frank on Microsoft’s New Office in NY for UN Affairs (9/14/2020) - USCIB member since 1996, Microsoft has recently established a New York office to liaise with the United Nations. Norine Kennedy, who leads USCIB work on strategic international engagement, energy and environment, conducted a (virtual) interview with the head of this new office—Vice President for UN Affairs John Frank. Kennedy welcomed Frank to NY and posed some questions about Microsoft’s strategic vision for an enhanced presence at the UN, and invited his perspective on what American innovation, engagement and sustainability leadership can bring to the international community.
USCIB Welcomes Members to Board of Trustees and Board of Directors (9/10/2020) - Following elections this summer, USCIB welcomes new members for the 2020-2022 term to the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors.
USCIB Welcomes a Changing of the Guard at US Mission to OECD (9/9/2020) - Late summer is traditionally turnover season at U.S. diplomatic missions overseas, according to U.S. Ambassador (ret.) Shaun Donnelly, who serves as senior adviser at USCIB. Pandemic notwithstanding, 2020 is no exception. For USCIB, a key move is at the U.S. Mission to the OECD in Paris. Andrew Havilland is wrapping up three years as chargé d’affaires (i.e. acting Ambassador) at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  Three years ago, Havilland arrived in Paris as deputy chief of mission (DCM) at the OECD but for three years, no U.S. Ambassador has been confirmed. 
WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo Azevedo to Depart WTO and Join USCIB Member PepsiCo (8/26/2020) - Departing World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo will be joining USCIB member company PepsiCo Inc, as Pepsi’s chief corporate affairs officer.
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