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EEB Leadership

Daniel S. Sullivan – Assistant Secretary Assistant Secretary: Daniel S. Sullivan

The Bureau of Economic, Energy & Business Affairs led by Assistant Secretary Daniel S. Sullivan 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; support for U.S. businesses, and economic policy analysis, public diplomacy and private sector outreach.

David D. Nelson

International Finance & Development -- IFD
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary:
David D. Nelson

IFD advances sustainable economic growth and development abroad by enhancing investment climates, fostering modern and well-regulated global financial markets, and helping countries reduce debt burdens and recover from financial crises. IFD coordinates with the international financial institutions (IFIs), other multilateral bodies, and other U.S. agencies -- including the Millennium Challenge Corporation -- to ensure that a strategic framework for assistance is in place to promote sound and sustainable economic growth.

John Byerly - Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transportation Affairs

Transportation Affairs -- TRA
Deputy Assistant Secretary:
John Byerly

TRA leads the negotiation of U.S. air services agreements, including the recent successful negotiation of Open Skies agreements with the EU, Canada, Thailand, Georgia, Liberia, and Kuwait, and major market liberalization with China and Argentina. The President’s National Strategies for Maritime and Aviation Security give the State Department responsibility for international outreach and coordination, and TRA works closely with other Federal Agencies and Departments to carry out this mandate to protect American security overseas.

Ambassador David Gross - Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Communications & Information Policy

International Communications & Information Policy -- CIP
Deputy Assistant Secretary:
Ambassador David Gross

The office of International Communications and Information Policy coordinates U.S. policy, leads U.S. participation at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and spearheads the U.S. government’s successful and focused diplomacy to ensure the complete freedom of the internet from restrictions by any country or organization. CIP helps protect the integrity of the U.S. Global Positioning System and guard against ICT key infrastructure vulnerability in undersea cables and satellites.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Sanctions and Commodities Doug Hengel

Energy, Sanctions & Commodities -- ESC
Deputy Assistant Secretary: Doug Hengel

The office of Energy, Sanctions and Commodities is focused on the development of transparent global energy markets with open access to suppliers and consumers, and intensified dialogue with key producers to encourage increased oil production and capacity. This includes work through multilateral organizations like the International Energy Agency. ESC also leads EEB’s work to deny terrorists and their supporters access to the international financial system, strengthen UN and other multilateral initiatives, and promote assistance to countries where financial systems are vulnerable to abuse by terrorists.

Manisha Singh

Trade Policy & Programs -- TPP
Deputy Assistant Secretary: Manisha Singh

TPP executes a major aspect of U.S. economic engagement through our trade agenda. The most critical focus now is on passing all four Free Trade Agreements we have concluded: Peru, Panama, Colombia and Korea. As a partner with USTR and other agencies in opening new markets for U.S. goods and services, TPP negotiates and implements trade agreements, including WTO accession agreements, and resolves trade disputes with our trading partners. TPP co- leads with USTR in negotiating bilateral investment treaties (BITs) that open new markets, support job creation in the U.S., and provide protections to U.S. investors.

Frank Mermoud- Special Representative, Commercial & Business Affairs

Commercial & Business Affairs -- CBA
Special Representative:
Frank Mermoud

The Office of Commercial and Business Affairs plays a major role in coordinating trade and investment matters in support of U.S. firms doing business overseas. CBA and the Department of State work with our U.S Government trade promotion partners and our U.S. embassies around the world to support American businesses overseas by providing commercial information, identifying market opportunities for American firms, and advocating on their behalf. In addition to State Department advocacy, CBA also can provide assistance in opening markets, leveling the playing field, protecting intellectual property and resolving trade and investment disputes.


Date: 01/02/2009 Description: Sandra Clark. State Dept Photo

Office of Economic Policy Analysis & Public Diplomacy -- EPPD
Office Director:  Sandra Clark

The Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy works to promote economic policies that support growth by analyzing the effectiveness of current U.S. policies, engaging the private sector in policy planning and development, and by evaluating policy implications of emerging, cross-cutting economic issues. EPPD supports and promotes U.S economic policies through public diplomacy efforts including sustained outreach to media, other government entities, non-governmental organizations, business and civic groups, and educational institutions; and by promoting effective cooperation with Members of Congress and their staff on international economic issues. EPPD also manages the Secretary’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE), the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP), and supports the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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