Biographies of Key Officials

Many of USTR's senior officials are lawyers and economists with extensive backgrounds in trade law. The senior staff includes about 30 key officials appointed by the U.S. Trade Representative who supervise trade negotiations, monitor trade disputes, enforce laws, and keep a constant flow of communication with Congress, industry, nongovernmental organizations and the public on U.S. trade policy.

United States Trade Representative

Katherine Tai

Deputy United States Trade Representative and Chief of Mission, Geneva

María Pagán

Chief Agricultural Negotiator

Doug McKalip

Acting Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor
Jamila Thompson

Acting General Counsel
Juan A. Millán

Senior Advisor
Elizabeth Baltzan

Senior Advisor
Cara Morrow

Chief Textiles and Apparel Negotiator
Katherine White

Deputy Executive Secretary
Will Shih


Other Senior Officials and Assistant U. S. Trade Representatives (AUSTR)

Laurie-Ann Agama, AUSTR for Economic Affairs

Fred Ames, AUSTR for Administration

Neil Beck, AUSTR for WTO and Multilateral Affairs (Acting)

David Bisbee, AUSTR and Deputy Chief of Mission, Geneva

Laura Buffo, AUSTR for Trade Policy Coordination (Acting)

Julie Callahan, AUSTR for Agricultural Affairs and Commodity Policy

Sushan Demirjian, AUSTR for Small Business, Market Access, and Industrial Competitiveness

Sarah Ellerman, AUSTR for Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Constance Hamilton, AUSTR for Africa

Daniel Lee, AUSTR for Innovation and Intellectual Property

Brendan Lynch AUSTR for South and Central Asia

Katy Mastman, AUSTR for Labor Affairs (Acting)

Dan McCarthy, AUSTR for Congressional Affairs

Terrence J. McCartin, AUSTR for China, Mongolia and Taiwan Affairs

Kelly Milton, AUSTR for Environment & Natural Resources

Kenneth Schagrin, AUSTR for Services and Investment

William Shpiece, AUSTR for Trade Policy and Economics (Acting)

Roberto Soberanis, AUSTR for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement

Bryant Trick, AUSTR for Europe and the Middle East

Daniel Watson, AUSTR for the Western Hemisphere

Christopher Wilson, AUSTR Japan, Korea, and APEC Affairs