Terrence “Terry” Straub served as a leading advocate for the interests of the American steel industry in general, and for U.S. Steel in particular, from which he retired in 2009 as senior vice president of public policy and governmental affairs. Through his leadership positions at U.S. Steel, as well as in many trade organizations and government advisory committees, he helped craft domestic and international policy affecting the steel industry.
Earlier in his career he served President Jimmy Carter as special assistant for congressional affairs, managing legislative strategies for creating the Department of Education and for reorganizing the federal government. Before his Washington career, Straub served in a number of Indiana state government positions and national political campaigns. He is currently a Fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Study.