Charles Blum

Image_Blum.jpgCharles Blum
Government Relations
Coalition for a Prosperous America

Charles Blum has been involved in manufacturing competitiveness issues for more than 35 years.  As a diplomat in the State Department and trade negotiator in the Office of the US Trade Representative, he helped to fashion and execute US policy on steel, aircraft and other industrial trade issues in the 1970s and 1980s.  Since founding his consulting company in 1988, he has played a leading role in developing policy responses to problems involving steel trade, currency misalignment, and fundamental tax reform.  In 2007, he helped establish the Coalition for a Prosperous America and currently serves part-time as its director for government relations.  He has taught as an adjunct professor in American University’s Kogod School of Business.