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Lynn Turk

Pacific Rim Experience

Senior Adviser to US National Center for APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation), 1997- Present: advises US CEOs appointed by President to APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) on regional economic, trade, political and social policy issues.
www.ncapec.org  www.apec.org  www.abaconline.org

Adviser to CEO of Cargill Corporation on international food and agricultural issues and biotechnology, 1997 - 2003.

Member, Pacific Council for International Policy, 2006 - present.

Member of the Pacific Basin Economic Council's Food Committee, 1998 - 2003.

Co-author of 1996 APEC "Best Practices in Private Sector Investment in Infrastructure Development” with participation by government and business representatives from fourteen economies.

Member of organizing committee for 1999 Seattle WTO meeting; organized and secured funding for several events; arranged simulcast television.

Caterpillar World Trading Corporation, 1992-1993, as Foreign Service Officer assigned under President’s Executive Exchange Program. Initiated effort that sold $60 million of diesel engines for power barges in Philippines; also participated in unconventional finance deals in Russia, Poland, China, Mongolia, Brazil and Ghana.

U.S. Foreign Service Officer

Assigned to APEC affairs 1995-1997.

Coordinator for US-DPRK (North Korea) Affairs, 1993-1995; led first-ever diplomatic mission to Pyongyang in 1994; member of USDPRK Agreed Framework negotiating team.

Chief of Political-Military section of US Embassy Manila; member of Philippine bases negotiating team, 1990-1992.

Political officer, US Embassy Seoul, 1986-1990; initiator and author of June 1989 US Government Statement on Kwangju Incident (http://seoul.usembassy.gov/backgrounder.html).

Also served in Poznan, Poland 1977-79; East Germany 1981-1983; Washington, DC as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research (1980-1981), and as watch officer in the State Department Operations Center (1979-1980).


As US Air Force intelligence officer served in Korea 1971-1972 and 1974-1976; Strategic Air Command 1972-1974: Air Force Reserves 1976-1984.


German, Polish, Korean


B.A. University of Notre Dame, Government
M.A. Fordham University, Political Science