Brian Brisson retired from the Foreign Service after completing a five-year term as the Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs at U.S. Embassy in Mexico City in July 2020. Mr. Brisson’s primary role was coordinating broad commercial engagement to advance U.S. policy initiatives including the USMCA, leading U.S. Government advocacy efforts in Mexico on behalf of U.S. firms, and assisting U.S. exporters and investors to do business in Mexico, as well as supporting Mexican firms investing in the United States.
Previously, Mr. Brisson served as the Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Brasília, Brazil, and the Regional Director for the Western Hemisphere at the International Trade Administration in Washington. His other diplomatic assignments have included serving as the Regional Commercial Counselor for Argentina and Uruguay in Buenos Aires, the Director of the U.S. Commercial Center in São Paulo, Brazil, and the Regional Commercial Attaché for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Brian Brisson is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Brisson speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese, and currently serves on the University of Notre Dame’s Latin America and Caribbean Advisory Council.