Laura Lane serves as President of Global Public Affairs for UPS. Prior to UPS, Laura was Managing Director / Head of International Government Affairs at Citigroup and VP for Global Public Policy with Time Warner. In her government career, Ms. Lane served at USTR in the negotiations on China’s entry into the WTO and the WTO Financial Services and Basic Telecommunications agreements. Ms. Lane was a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service from 1990-1997, serving at the American Embassy in Rwanda from 1993-1994. As recounted in her TED talk, she led the evacuation effort of American citizens in April 1994 with the outbreak of civil war and returned as political advisor to U.S. forces providing humanitarian relief to refugees in the aftermath of the genocide. Ms. Lane also served as economic/consular officer in Colombia from 1990-1992. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola and a Master’s from Georgetown University.