WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) announced that Blake Marshall, a leading specialist on Russia and Eurasia, has joined its senior management team as Vice President. Marshall will direct policy and programs for ITIC’s initiatives in 85 countries, led by professionals in 12 offices around the globe. Marshall will also spearhead ITIC’s expansion into new markets such as Brazil.
Founded in 1993, ITIC is a Washington-based nonprofit research and educational organization promoting tax reform and public-private efforts to improve the investment climate in transition and developing economies. The organization works closely with ministries of finance and tax authorities in non-OECD countries, as well as international financial institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank. ITIC’s analytic agenda and capacity-building efforts are supported by more than 100 corporate sponsors.
In announcing the appointment, ITIC President Daniel A. Witt remarked, “I am thrilled to have someone of Blake’s caliber join ITIC – our organization continues to grow, and Blake brings to ITIC the breadth and depth of experience needed to help us achieve our next-level objectives. Our Board shares my enthusiasm, and we are excited about 2015 and beyond.”
Marshall’s previous experience includes serving as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a strategic communications firm specializing in Eurasian markets, and as Executive Vice President of the U.S.-Russia Business Council, a Washington-based trade association.
“My work in the former Soviet Union over the past two decades has exposed me to both the fiscal challenges faced by policy makers in emerging economies and a broad range of tax and investment concerns shared by international investors,” Marshall said. “ITIC represents an ideal opportunity to broaden my geographic and issue portfolio, and I am eager to build on the organization’s impressive record of results and help lead an outstanding team toward future success.”