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- Francisco J. Sánchez Sworn in as Under Secretary
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Francisco J. SÁnchez Sworn in as Under Secretary
A key position in the administration’s economic team was filled on March 29, 2010, when Francisco J. Sánchez was sworn in as under secretary for international trade. “With millions of Americans unemployed and looking for work,” says Sánchez, “helping find the new jobs of the future is the International Trade Administration’s top priority.”
Francisco J. Sánchez, the new under secretary for international trade, is sworn into office by Dennis Hightower, deputy secretary of commerce, on March 29, 2010. (U.S. Department of Commerce photo)
Francisco J. Sánchez was sworn in as under secretary for international trade on March 29, 2010, after receiving a recess appointment from President Barack Obama on March 27. Dennis Hightower, deputy secretary of commerce, administered the oath of office.
“I’m pleased to have Francisco leading the International Trade Administration,” said Hightower. “[He] will be on the front line as the Commerce Department spearheads the implementation of the president’s National Export Initiative and works to expand exports of American-made goods and services, creating new jobs.”
Sánchez most recently served as a senior adviser to Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke on international trade issues. Sánchez previously served as a senior policy adviser to Obama during his 2008 campaign and was the chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Council. Sánchez also provided policy support on issues pertaining to Latin America.
“I am honored and humbled by the confidence that President Obama and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke have in my ability to lead this great organization,” said Sánchez. “More trade creates more new jobs, and more exports create new demand for workers. The thrust of the National Export Initiative is to create jobs. With millions of Americans unemployed and looking for work, helping find the new jobs of the future is the International Trade Administration’s top priority.”
Sánchez is the International Trade Administration’s 13th under secretary since the agency was created in 1980.
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