SBA Associate Administrator for International Trade
David M. Glaccum is the Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade at the U.S. Small Business Administration. The mission of the Office of International Trade is to help small businesses find new markets and sell to a global customer base. Glaccum and his team accomplish this by executing SBA’s work on federal and state trade development, international trade finance, and international affairs and trade policy.
Glaccum brings a variety of experience in federal and state government to the position. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Counselor to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, where he provided executive level planning, leadership, and directional support to the U.S. Mission staff, and developed strategic initiatives to drive forward U.S. foreign policy interests at the United Nations, including the negotiation and adoption of North Korea sanctions, and the systematic reform of peacekeeping missions resulting in nearly $900 million in savings to the United Nations peacekeeping budget.
While working as then Governor Haley’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Advisor he oversaw the development of the Governor’s annual Executive Budget, and successfully led state-wide initiatives to improve South Carolina’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and worked to ensure proper disaster response and recovery financing and allocation of state resources following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
Prior to his time with Haley, Glaccum served as Chief Counsel to South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham where he led the drafting and negotiations on a wide array of complex policy initiatives ranging from criminal and civil justice reform to counter-terrorism enforcement.
Glaccum earned a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Management from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a juris doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is married with three children.