Judy A. Benn has served as the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Thailand since 2001. AMCHAM Thailand has over 700 member companies and the Chamber works with both the U.S. Government and Royal Thai Government to increase the competitiveness of Thailand and ensure that U.S. businesses have equal and fair market access to the Thai market. She has worked for over ten years on issues that include customs and trade, intellectual property rights and investment barriers.
The daughter of a U.S. State Department professional, she spent most of her early years living overseas, including Liberia and Taiwan. Prior to joining the Chamber she was a director with KPMG Consulting. She spent more than a decade in China and Taiwan where she was helped set up consulting practices. She also worked as a trade assistant for the U.S. Commercial Service in Canada and for Electronic Data Systems (EDS).
She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Minnesota State University and a Bachelors of Science from Brigham Young University. She holds a certificate in Corporate Community Living (CSR) from Boston University and completed an executive education program in Trade Policy & Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Judy is also the Vice President and founder of the AMCHAM Thailand Charitable Foundation which provides student scholarships and funding for Thai schools. Additionally she sits on the boards of Make-a-Wish Thailand and the Thai-U.S. Education Foundation which administers the Fulbright program for Thailand. She is also a member of the nominating committee for the Thailand Eisenhower Fellowship program.
Judy has one daughter, Maggie Mei-Ling who is 12 years old.