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Daniel S. Sullivan
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs
Term of Appointment: 06/06/2006 to present

Mr. Sullivan serves as the Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs. The Bureau he leads is responsible for overseeing work on international trade and investment policy; international finance, development, and debt policy; economic sanctions and combating terrorist financing; international energy security policy; international telecommunications and transportation policies; and support for U.S. businesses and the private sector overseas.

Nominated by President Bush on April 24, 2006, Mr. Sullivan was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on May 26, 2006, and was sworn in as Assistant Secretary on June 6, 2006. Mr. Sullivan came to the State Department from the National Security Council/National Economic Council Staff at the White House where he served as a Director and Acting Senior Director in the International Economics Directorate. He focused on international trade and intellectual property rights issues, as well as international economic summits, including the G-8, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the Summit of the Americas. A Marine Corps infantry and reconnaissance officer, Mr. Sullivan was recalled from the reserves to active duty service from January 2005 until April 2006 and served as a Strategic Advisor and Special Assistant to the Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), spending substantial time deployed in the CENTCOM theater of operations.

Before joining the Bush Administration, Mr. Sullivan practiced business and corporate law with Perkins Coie, LLP. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Andrew Kleinfeld, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and to Chief Justice Warren Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court.

Mr. Sullivan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University earning a bachelors degree in Economics and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University earning a J.D./Master of Science in Foreign Service joint degree, focusing on law, international economics, and national security studies. He is the recipient of numerous professional, military, and academic awards, including the National Security Council Outstanding Service Award, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award, and the White House Fellowship.

Remarks by Assistant Secretary Sullivan



Released on June 6, 2006

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