Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets (GM) and
Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS)
Innovation and Exporting: Creating Jobs through Free and Fair Trade
Elizabeth Erin Walsh is the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets (GM) and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS). Walsh oversees a global network of trade promotion and policy professionals located in more than 75 countries and over 100 U.S. cities.
Walsh earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and American Government from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She brings more than 25 years of management experience to the Department of Commerce, including over a decade at the Department of State, with international organizations and the private sector. Walsh has traveled or worked in 100 countries, and has extensive knowledge of foreign and economic affairs in Asia, Middle East, and Africa.
Most recently, Walsh was employed at the White House as Special Assistant to President Trump. Prior to that she was an executive director at Goldman Sachs in Asia Pacific.
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