Adam Shaffer

Adam Shaffer

Assistant Vice President of International Trade and Global Affairs, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

Adam Shaffer is assistant vice president of international trade and global affairs at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), where he oversees the international trade and global advocacy portfolio while also managing the organization’s international activities.

In this role, Shaffer also supports ISRI’s expanding international portfolio in sustainability and environmental, social governance (ESG) initiatives as well as providing thought leadership on emerging international and global issues impacting the recycled materials industry. He serves as a subject matter expert on behalf of the industry with the U.S. and international governments and organizations to pursue agreements, strategies and other matters that promote ISRI policies.

Shaffer joined ISRI earlier this year from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), where he led trade policy advocacy for U.S. steelmakers. For more than a decade at AISI, he worked on every trade policy initiative impacting the domestic steel sector. Prior to AISI, Shaffer worked at a boutique international trade law firm, where he oversaw legislative affairs for steel industry officials.

He holds a master’s degree in public policy with a focus on international economic policy from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from American University.