Wilson Center Experts
Tom Huffaker became Manager of Public and Government Affairs at Imperial Oil in Calgary in April 2013, following an assignment as Senior Advisor for Canada in ExxonMobil’s International Government Relations office in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Huffaker was Vice President for Policy and Environment at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
Huffaker was a United States Foreign Service Officer for 23 years. From 2006-2009, he was U.S. Consul General for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories. Previous assignments in Ottawa, Moscow (twice), Washington, Mumbai, and Belgrade focused on energy and environment issues and transition economies. His early career included the practice of law in California and service on the original Washington staff of former House Democratic Caucus Chairman Vic Fazio.
Huffaker holds a BA from the University of California, Davis, a JD from the University of California, San Francisco, Hastings College of the Law, and an international economics diploma from the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. Huffaker currently serves on the board of the Canada West Foundation and the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center.