Gillea Benitez

Senior Manager, Government Affairs
US-China Business Council


Gillea is senior manager of government affairs at the US-China Business Council where she leads executive branch engagement.

Gillea comes to USCBC with experience from the private and public sectors. In the private sector, she worked as a consultant helping clients in the technology and healthcare industries navigate the Indo-Pacific markets. She has also interned and worked on programs at several US executive branch agencies, such as the US Department of State, US Department of the Treasury, and US Department of Commerce.

Gillea graduated from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies with a MA in international economics and conflict management. She received a BA in international studies – Asian studies from Boston College and studied abroad at Peking University. Gillea is proficient in Chinese Mandarin.