Fred Ames became the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for
Administration in November 2005. In
this capacity, he provides overall management of administrative operations for
the Agency, both in Washington, DC
Headquarters and Geneva,
Switzerland. His responsibility includes facilities
management, human resources, information technology and communications, physical
and personnel security, and budget and finance.
Just prior to this position, Mr. Ames worked in the private
sector providing organizational and human resources management consulting
services to Federal agencies, primarily for the Department of Defense, U.S.
Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Ames retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2002 as a Rear
Admiral in the position of Assistant Commandant for Human Resources. During his 34-year career, he gained
diverse experience in Federal government and military operations,
administration, human resources, engineering, logistics, and executive
leadership. This included nine
years sea-going experience, Atlantic and
Pacific, including Chief Engineer and Commanding Officer; ten years human
resources management; and fourteen years working construction, repair,
maintenance, and logistics for vessels and boats.
Mr. Ames received his Ocean Engineer Degree and Masters
Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Masters Degree in Management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York, and
Bachelors of Science Degree from the US Coast Guard Academy. He is a Registered Professional Engineer
in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.