Susan Schwab


Susan Schwab

Infobox US Cabinet official
name=Susan Schwab


order=15th
title=United States Trade Representative
term_start=June 8, 2006
term_end=
president=George W. Bush
predecessor=Rob Portman
successor=
birth_date=Birth date and age|1955|3|23|mf=y
birth_place=United States
death_date=
death_place=
party=Republican
profession=

Susan C. Schwab (born March 23, 1955) is currently United States Trade Representative. In April, 2006, she was nominated to replace Rob Portman as United States Trade Representative. Upon Portman's confirmation as director of the Office of Management and Budget, she became Acting Trade Representative, and served in that position until her confirmation by the United States Senate on June 8, 2006. Previously, she served as Deputy United States Trade Representative from 2005 to 2006.

Prior to becoming Deputy Trade Representative, she had served since 2003, as President and CEO of the University System of Maryland Foundation. From 1995 to 2003, she served as Dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. Earlier in her career, she served as an aide to then-U.S. Senator John Danforth, as a foreign service officer in the State Department, as a well-respected Director-General of the Foreign and Commercial Service within the U.S. Department of Commerce, and as a business advisor to Motorola.

She had put a conclusion on the United States-Canada softwood lumber dispute that lasted since 2001 by officially signing a deal along with Canadian Trade Minister David Emerson on September 12, 2006 that will give Canada 4 out of the 5.3 billion dollars that the country lost in the dispute. [cite web|url = http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060911/softwood_deal_060912/20060912 |title = CTV.ca | Emerson and U.S. counterpart ink softwood deal |accessdate = 2008-06-14]

Personal information

Schwab is a resident of Annapolis, Maryland. She attended Williams College (BA) in Political Economy, Stanford University (MA) in Development Policy and George Washington University (Ph.D) in Public Administration and International Business.

On November 20, 2006, Schwab's husband, Curtis Carroll, a professional magician, died in a hospice in Annapolis. Schwab had returned to the U.S. early from the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Hanoi earlier in the week to be near her husband. [National Journal's CongressDaily PM, November 21, 2006 [http://nationaljournal.com/pubs/congressdaily/dj061121.htm] (subscription required)]

While testifying during a Valentine's Day 2007 hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee, Schwab told Chairman Charlie Rangel that "in keeping with the spirit of the day, I will say, I'll be your new best friend [if] you'll be my Valentine." [cite news |url=http://nationaljournal.com/pubs/congressdaily/dj070214.htm |title=CongressDaily PM |publisher=National Journal |date=2007-02-14 |accessdate=2007-02-14] [cite news |first=Greg |last=McDonald |title=Pulse of Congress - They May Act Like Valentines, but Can This Relationship Last? |url=http://www.cq.com/flatfiles/cqtodaypdf/cqdailymonitorpdf_20070215.spdf |format=PDF |work=CQ Today |publisher=Congressional Quarterly |page=1 |date=2007-02-15 |accessdate=2007-02-15 |language=English]

References

External links

* [http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/sschwab-bio.html White House Biography]
* [http://www.ustr.gov/Who_We_Are/Bios/Ambassador_Susan_C_Schwab.html USTR Biography]
* [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/04/20060418-1.html White House Press Release RE:USTR Nomination]

###@@@KEY@@@###succession box| before= Rob Portman
title= United States Trade Representative
years= June 8, 2006–present
after= "(incumbent)"

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SHORT DESCRIPTION=15th United States Trade Representative
DATE OF BIRTH=March 23, 1955
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