Paul O’Day is president of the American Fiber Manufacturers Assn. (AFMA) and chairman of its subsidiary, the Fiber Economics Bureau. Previously he served in the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative. O’Day holds degrees in chemistry (American International College), public administration (American University) and law (Georgetown University) and has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. A past president of the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, he is on the board of the Robert Benchley Society and currently serves as a trade policy advisor to the U.S. government.