Fellow; Former Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Roger Wallace is a BPC fellow. He is currently the senior advisor of government relations for Pioneer Natural Resources. Prior to joining Pioneer, Wallace served as president and CEO of Investamex, an investment and consulting firm that he co-founded in 1993.
Wallace was the minister counselor for commercial affairs at the United States Embassy in Mexico City during the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement. He was the principal U.S. government representative in Mexico responsible for bilateral trade and investment activities.
From 1989 to 1991, Wallace served as the deputy undersecretary for international trade at the U.S. Commerce Department, managing the day-to-day activities of the International Trade Administration and coordinating the department’s role during the preparatory phases of the North American Free Trade negotiations.
Wallace serves as co-chair of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute advisory board. He is a former chairman of the Inter-American Foundation and continues as a member of its board. He is on the board of the Asia Society Texas Center where he was founding chairman and is a member of the board of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation. He was a trustee of the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, now the Salzburg Global Seminar. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Wallace graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University. He received a Master of Arts degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with post-graduate work at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.