About Executive Director Johanna Reeves
Johanna has served as Executive Director of the F.A.I.R. Trade Group since 2011. She is a Washington, DC, attorney and founding partner of the law firm Reeves & Dola, LLP. Their practice specializes in representing companies on regulatory and compliance matters arising under the federal firearms and export control laws. Johanna's experience with the ATF and the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce, coupled with her understanding of the laws and regulations affecting firearms importers and exporters, makes her uniquely qualified to take on the challenges currently facing F.A.I.R. and its members.
In June 2016, Johanna was appointed to the U.S. Department of State Defense Trade Advisory Group for the 2016-18 term. The DTAG, established as a continuing committee under the authority of 22 U.S.C. 2656 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, provides the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Political-Military Affairs with a formal channel for regular consultation and coordination with U.S. private sector defense exporters and defense trade specialists on issues involving U.S. laws, policies, and regulations for munitions exports.
The DTAG advises the Bureau on its support for and regulation of defense trade to help ensure that impediments to legitimate exports are reduced while the foreign policy and national security interests of the U.S. continue to be protected and advanced in accordance with the Arms Export Control Act, as amended. Members are appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs on the basis of individual substantive and technical expertise and qualifications, and are drawn from a representative cross-section of U.S. defense industry, association, academic, and foundation personnel, including appropriate technical and military experts. Johanna can be reached at (202) 587-2709, or via email.