Stanley O. Roth

Stanley Roth

Vice President

International Government Relations

The Boeing Company

Stanley Roth was appointed to the new position of vice president of International Government Relations in July 2006, after having served since May 2001 as vice president of International Relations -- Asia. In this role, he amalgamates country and regional issues pertinent to Boeing's interests into a comprehensive view of international government affairs, and works closely with Boeing Washington, D. C. Operations to create an integrated view of U.S. and global government issues and developments. He reports to Shep Hill, president of Boeing International.

Prior to joining Boeing, Roth served as Assistant Secretary of State for Asian and Pacific Affairs from August 1997 until January 2001. He was the senior government official responsible, on a daily basis, for the formulation and execution of U.S. policy for Northeast and Southeast Asia. As Assistant Secretary, he managed 41 embassies and consulates, 2,700 employees and a $275 million budget.

Before assuming his position at the Department of State, Roth served as director of Research and Studies at the U.S. Institute of Peace from January 1996 through June 1997. In June 1996, while at the Institute, he was asked to serve as an administration envoy to six Asian countries concerning Burma.

Prior to joining the Institute, Roth served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, beginning in March 1994.

From July 1993 through February 1994, Roth served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia and Pacific Affairs. He was responsible for a broad range of Asian security issues at the Pentagon.

From January through June 1993, Roth served as the director of Committee Liaison, Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives.

From October 1985 through December 1992, Roth was staff director of the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, House Foreign Affairs Committee. He was responsible for all activities of the subcommittee that has oversight of U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region, including foreign aid, military sales, trade issues and human rights. He managed more than 150 hearings on all aspects of U.S.-Asia policy and traveled extensively to almost every country in the region with various congressional delegations.

From January 1983 to September 1985, Roth worked as a staff consultant for the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He also served on the personal staff of Representative Stephen Solarz from 1979 through 1982, as the chief foreign policy aide on the congressman's personal staff.

Roth serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council and is a member of the Asia Society Business Advisory Council; he is a Trustee of the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. and is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Roth received his bachelor of arts in political science from Brandeis University in 1975. He received his master's degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 1977.

Publish date: September 2011
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