Dale N. Tasharski
As the Deputy Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, Dale Tasharski serves as the chief operating officer of the U.S. government’s premier export promotion agency, managing a network of more than 225 domestic and overseas trade offices, and a staff of more than 1400 trade professionals.
Dale previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe. In that role, he directed the Department’s efforts to formulate trade policy and solve market access issues facing U.S. firms seeking to sustain and expand their business operations in Europe and Eurasia. In addition to overseeing a network of 29 Commercial Service field offices at U.S. embassies and consulates across the region, his responsibilities included developing and recommending policies, strategies, and programs to advance U.S. economic and commercial interests throughout Europe and Eurasia, as well as with the European Union.
Dale is a career Senior Foreign Service Officer with the personal rank of Minister-Counselor and 34 years of experience bringing U.S. and global businesses together. He has served in several positions overseas, in the U.S. field, and in headquarters. Before his current assignment in Washington, he was Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany, as well as Regional Senior Commercial Officer for central Europe (2012-17). Prior assignments included Commercial Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India (2006-11), Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Ireland (2002-06), and Senior Advisor for Commercial Service Officer career development and overseas assignments in Washington, DC (1999-2002). Prior to this, he served in Commercial Attaché positions in Tokyo, Japan (1995-99) and Warsaw, Poland (1990-94). Dale began his career as an international trade specialist in the Commerce Department’s field offices in Greensboro, North Carolina (1985-86) and Nashville, Tennessee (1986-90).
The son of an international small-businessman, Dale was born and raised near Chicago, Illinois. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Highest Honors in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1983), and a Master’s in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh (1986).