“From New York State to Europe to China, Government Affairs has been working to protect our interests, secure competitive energy contracts and initiate business development opportunities. The expanded function is consistent with the global growth of Alcoa and will help us better address new challenges in coming years," said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld.
The function will continue to be accountable for global government affairs and public policy, will help strengthen international coordination and assume responsibility to support the business development team.
Prior to joining Alcoa, Mr. Cruise was managing director of the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global business advisory group. Mr. Cruise served in the White House during the Clinton Administration as Assistant Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Director of Public Affairs for the National Security Council. Prior to his public service, he worked for JP Morgan. He is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Board of the World Resource Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Security Network and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.