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

Jayme White

Deputy United States Trade Representative

Sarah Bianchi

Deputy United States Trade Representative and Chief of Mission, Geneva

María Pagán

Chief Agricultural Negotiator

Doug McKalip

Chief of Staff
Heather Hurlburt

Deputy Chief of Staff
Katie Hendrickson

Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Executive Secretary
Shantanu Tata

General Counsel
Greta Peisch

Senior Advisor
Elizabeth Baltzan

Senior Advisor
Jamila Thompson

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

Laurie-Ann Agama, AUSTR for Textiles (Acting)

Fred Ames, AUSTR for Administration

David Bisbee, Deputy Chief of Mission, Geneva

Julie Callahan, AUSTR for Agricultural Affairs and Commodity Policy

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

Andrea Durkin, AUSTR for WTO and Multilateral Affairs

Sarah Ellerman, AUSTR for Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Constance Hamilton, AUSTR for Africa

Josh Kagan, AUSTR for Labor

Daniel Lee, AUSTR for Innovation and Intellectual Property

Brendan Lynch AUSTR for South and Central Asia (Acting)

Dan McCarthy, AUSTR for Congressional Affairs

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

Sam Michel, AUSTR for Media & Public Affairs (Acting)

Juan Millan, Deputy General Counsel for Monitoring and Enforcement 

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 (Acting)

Daniel Watson, AUSTR for the Western Hemisphere

Christopher Wilson, AUSTR Japan, Korea, and APEC Affairs