Ann-Marie N. Padgett

Senior Government Affairs Executive @ Caterpillar Inc.

Ann-Marie Padgett is a Senior Government Affairs Executive at Caterpillar Inc. She joined
Caterpillar in November 2010 to oversee the Asia Pacific portfolio. She is responsible for
collaborating with Caterpillar business units with significant sales opportunity in Asia -
particularly in China, India and ASEAN member countries - to understand and prioritize issues
involving both transactional obstacles to trade and market development opportunities. She is
also Caterpillar’s lead lobbyist on healthcare and skilled workforce issues.

Before joining Caterpillar, Ann-Marie served as the Global Public Policy Manager for the
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the U.S.-based international trade group
representing the business interests of companies which manufacture and market equipment and
services used worldwide for the construction, agriculture, road building, mining, energy, forestry
and utilities industries. In her role at AEM, Ann-Marie worked with over 700 member
companies to develop policy positions on international trade issues and advocate to Members of
Congress, Congressional staff and various Executive Branch officials. She identified trade issues
affecting U.S. equipment manufacturers and conducted policy analyses of issues to determine
possible effects on AEM member companies. To further AEM’s success, Ann-Marie worked
closely with other trade associations and coalitions to frame positions and construct advocacy

Ann-Marie also worked as an International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Department of
Commerce China Office where she ensured U.S. companies’ access to the Chinese market and
the opportunity to compete on a level playing field. Her portfolio included standards and
technical barriers to trade, consumer goods, textiles and U.S. trade with Hong Kong and Macau.
Ann-Marie received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Chinese from Middlebury
College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii. She is also a
graduate of The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) HopkinsNanjing Center. Ann-Marie represents Caterpillar on the board of the United States – Indonesia Society as well as other bilateral business councils. Ann-Marie is an American Mandarin
Society Fellow and speaks Mandarin Chinese as well as Jamaican Patois.