Susan C Schwab

Born:March 23, 1955 (age 69)
Career:U.S. trade representative, 2006-2009
Education:B.A., Williams College
M.A., Stanford University
Ph.D., George Washington University

Susan C. Schwab served as United States Trade Representative (USTR) from June 8, 2006 until January 2009.

Schwab was born on March 23, 1955. She received a bachelor's degree in political economy from Williams College, a master's degree in development policy from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in public administration and international business from George Washington University.

Her first job was as an agricultural trade negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, then as a trade policy officer in the U.S. embassy in Tokyo. She spent eight years as a trade policy specialist and then legislative director for Senator John C. Danforth. Schwab went on to serve as assistant secretary of commerce and director general of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service during the administration of George H.W. Bush, as director of corporate business development for Motorola, Inc., dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy from 1995-2003, and president and CEO of the University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation and USM vice-chancellor for advancement. Prior to her appointment as USTR, Schwab served as deputy USTR.

Schwab has been a professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland since 2009 and a strategic advisor to global law firm Mayer Brown, LLP since March 2010.


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