William C. Lane
Director for Governmental Affairs, Caterpillar

William C. Lane is a leading business advocate for free trade and global engagement in Washington D.C. He has been with Caterpillar since 1975 and is currently the company's Washington Director for Governmental Affairs. Lane is a co-chair of the U.S. Andean Free Trade Coalition and Co-President of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. Previously Lane founded and chaired the USA Engage Coalition and helped lead the business advocacy efforts in support of the Australia and Chile Free Trade Agreements, as well as Trade Promotion Authority. Lane is a member of the U.S. Industry Advisory Committee on Capital Goods and a Board Member of Partners for Democratic Change. He received his BA and MA degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and attended the University of Cologne in Germany. Mr. Lane is an Adjunct Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and a Board Member of the Penn State Smeal College Alumni Society.