USTR Announces Brenna Dougan as Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for Labor Affairs

July 01, 2024

WASHINGTON – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced Friday that Brenna Dougan will rotate in as the Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for Labor Affairs. Ms. Dougan has most recently served as Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative in the same office.
“The Biden-Harris Administration is laser-focused on ensuring that workers and the communities they support have greater opportunity to succeed through our trade policy,” said United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai. “Ms. Dougan has dedicated her career to this work and I am confident she will play an essential role in executing this trade vision at home and abroad. I congratulate her on this announcement and thank Katy Mastman for her incredible service and impressive contributions during her planned 120-day rotation in this role. I look forward to all of our continued work together, as Katy rotates back to her Deputy Assistant USTR role, as anticipated.”
Brenna Dougan, Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for Labor Affairs
Brenna Dougan is the Acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Office of Labor Affairs.  Most recently, Ms. Dougan served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Labor Affairs with a portfolio that spanned numerous trade and labor issues and concentrated on the Western Hemisphere, sub-Saharan Africa, and the United Kingdom.  She leads implementation of the USMCA Labor Chapter and is the lead negotiator for the labor chapter of the U.S. – Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership.  Brenna joined USTR in December 2017 after working in the Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) for nine years as a Senior International Labor Advisor.  During her tenure at ILAB, Brenna covered various countries in the Western Hemisphere, managed technical assistance projects, and led administration of trade agreement labor chapters.  Brenna also served as the Department of Labor’s Labor Attaché to Embassy Bogotá from 2015-2017 and completed a detail as the Labor Reporting Officer at Embassy Guatemala City in 2009.  Brenna holds master’s degrees in public administration and international relations from Syracuse University and started her government career as a Presidential Management Fellow.