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Joseph E. Flynn

Director

Office of Competition and Economic Analysis

Dr. Joseph E. Flynn is currently the Director, Office of Competition and Economic Analysis. OCEA performs in-depth industry analysis on the effects of both domestic and foreign policy developments on U.S. business competitiveness. Dr. Flynn has nearly 20 years experience in international economic, development and business issues. Prior to joining the International Trade Administration, he was an independent expert economic consultant and advisor on a variety of international issues having worked on assignments in countries such as Iraq. Dr. Flynn also has a wide range of experience as a senior manager in an international private sector company and two independent U.S. government agencies. From 2007-09, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Bergstan (Pty) Ltd in Botswana, an international engineering consulting firm. From 2001-07, Dr. Flynn served as Chief of Staff at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the development bank of the U.S. government. Prior to joining OPIC, he served as Chief of Staff to Commissioner Thelma J. Askey from 1999-2001, at the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Before joining the Commissioner’s staff, Dr. Flynn worked in the agency’s Office of Economics from 1989-99, providing economic analysis and expert advice for various studies for the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Congress. He also held the position of Deputy Chief of Staff to USITC Chairman Peter S. Watson. He has participated on numerous USITC studies as a contributing author and has authored several papers in economics and trade policy. Dr. Flynn holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Morgan Barr

International Economist

Office of Trade Policy Analysis

Morgan Barr is an international economist in the Office of Trade Policy Analysis.  She works on a variety of manufacturing and trade issues.  Ms. Barr has been working on the Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative for three years, leading the OECD sustainable metrics toolkit project as well as working on the Sustainable Business Clearinghouse, the Sustainable Manufacturing American Regional Tours (SMART) program, and leading a project to develop a training module for manufacturers on the basics of sustainable manufacturing practices.  In addition to her work on the Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative, She is responsible for the market access component of government procurement negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and regularly participates in multilateral negotiations as a member of the U.S. team. Ms. Barr has a Master of Arts in International Affairs, with a focus on international economic affairs, and an MBA from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Katrice Kelly

International Trade Specialist

Office of Trade Policy Analysis

Katrice Kelly is an International Trade Specialist in the Office of Trade Policy Analysis.  Ms. Kelly has over 16 years of experience in the International Trade Administration, and has spent the last 10 years working on market access issues.  She is responsible for the market access component of government procurement negotiations for the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement, and regularly participates in multilateral negotiations as a member of the U.S. team.  She also coordinates industry positions on product-specific rules of origin in U.S. FTAs, and responds to inquiries on rules of origin, either generally or for previously-negotiated U.S. free trade agreements.  Ms. Kelly also successfully handled negotiating tariff levels for industrial goods for the U.S. FTAs with Singapore, Australia and Panama.   Ms. Kelly earned her Bachelor’s in Mass Communications and a Master of Arts in Administrative Management.

David Jason Lee

Economist

Office of Industry Analysis

David Lee is an economist in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Industry Analysis. In this capacity he advises the Deputy Assistant Secretary on regulatory matters, and trade issues affecting the competitiveness of domestic industries. In the past David has worked on a number of inter-agency projects focusing on the President’s strategy of Global Engagement including the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, and Global Pulse 2010. David has an Associate’s Degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, a Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University, and a Master’s Degree from the George Mason University School of Public Policy.

Bill McElnea

International Economist

Office of Trade Policy Analysis

Bill McElnea leads the Department of Commerce’s Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative (SMI) in his capacity as an International Economist in the Office of Trade Policy Analysis. During his tenure at Commerce, he has helped design and implement Commerce’s SMI, a nationwide initiative aimed at supporting U.S. manufacturers’ efforts to implement business practices that are profitable, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. Mr. McElnea also oversees the trade and environment portfolio for Commerce’s Manufacturing and Services division and is responsible for advocating U.S. industry policy positions in this area in the WTO. Mr. McElnea is a former Presidential Management Fellow,  received his Masters Degree in Public Policy at the University of Michigan and Bachelors Degree at Oberlin College.

Joan Shipps

International Trade Specialist

Office of Competition and Economic Analysis

Joan Shipps is an International Trade Specialist with the Office of Competition and Economic Analysis, where she began as a Presidential Management Fellow.  Joan primarily works on international trade and investment research for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.  Previously, Joan worked on export control policy for the Bureau of Industry and Security and on international development efforts in the non-profit sector.  Joan holds a B.A. from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in International Languages and Cultures and an M.A. from American University’s School of International Service in International Economic Relations.  Joan has also studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po).  In her spare time, Joan volunteers with organizations that promote the wellbeing of people with disabilities. 

Natalie Soroka

Economist

Office of Trade and Industry Information

Natalie Soroka is an Economist in the Office of Trade and Industry Information where she focuses on international trade statistics and trends, as well as the impact on the domestic manufacturing sector. She is also responsible for providing assistance on economic and trade data research, as well as developing, maintaining, and assisting in the management of OTII databases.  Prior to joining the ITA, Natalie was an Economic Research Analyst at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where she was a member of the FTC’s Antitrust team.  There she performed research and merger analyses on the petroleum, chemical, and technology markets.  Natalie holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Mary Washington and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics from the Johns Hopkins University. She also earned a Certificate in Forecasting Practice from the International Institute of Forecasters.



Last Updated: 7/29/13 8:31 PM