Chynna Hawes

Senior Manager, Government Affairs
US-China Business Council


Chynna is a senior manager with USCBC’s government affairs team where she tracks and advises member companies on US policy developments that might impact the US-China commercial relationship. She joined USCBC in 2018 as a Business Advisory Services manager covering the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device portfolio, as well as the intellectual property portfolio. Prior to joining USCBC, Chynna lived in China for eight years. After completing a two-year Master’s degree in Nanjing, from 2012 to 2018, Chynna worked in Shanghai in the communications industry helping major multinationals and Fortune 500 companies promote and protect their corporate reputations. Chynna has a MA in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University School for Advanced International Studies, completed in Mandarin, and a BA from Middlebury College. She is professionally fluent in Mandarin Chinese.