Anne Driscoll was appointed as the Principal Deputy Assistant for Industry and Analysis (I&A) in December 2016.
Ms. Driscoll oversees a broad portfolio of programs aimed at increasing the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers and service providers. She manages a staff of over 200 professionals who provides unique sectoral and analytical expertise that underpins USG objectives on competitiveness, trade policy, and trade promotion. I&A makes data, analytical tools, and market intelligence easily accessible to U.S. businesses and government agencies to enable informed decision-making on complex trade issues to help and level the playing field for U.S. firms. I&A’s sectoral and analytical capabilities support trade negotiations, combat Chinese industrial policy, execute required sector reviews for issues such as Section 201 cases, Section 232 exclusion cases, Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) cases, and Free Trade Zone approval requests, and advance USG priority programs such as the U.S.-EU and U.S-Swiss Privacy Shield.
Ms. Driscoll joined the Department of Commerce in 1988, where she has held a number of positions dealing with U.S. trade relations with Latin America. As Director of the Office of Latin America and the Caribbean she managed a team of country specialists on matters pertaining to U.S.-Latin American trade policy, market access and trade compliance issues, and implementation of regional free trade agreements. She directed the Commerce Department’s participation in the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum and both the U.S-Argentina and U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogues.
Various assignments in the Department include serving as Policy Advisor to the Under Secretary for International Trade, Chief Operating Officer of Select USA, and a Management Analyst at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She was awarded the Department of Commerce’s Gold Medal Award for her work in support of the NAFTA negotiations. She has also been twice awarded the International Trade Administration’s Bronze Medal Award.
Ms. Driscoll graduated from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire with a B.A. in Economics and received a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York City. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, she held various positions in banking and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zaire, Africa.