We are pleased to invite you to a virtual meeting with Dawn Shackleford, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Dawn took up her post at the beginning of this month, succeeding Karl Ehlers, who retired in May.
A 17-year veteran of USTR, Dawn has served in a variety of roles in the agency, including most recently as the Assistant United States Trade Representative for WTO and Multilateral Affairs. She has also served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for India, Nepal and Bhutan, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for WTO and Multilateral Affairs, and lead negotiator on the government procurement chapter in the U.S. FTA negotiations with Oman and the United Arab Emirates, among other roles. Prior to joining USTR, she served as a policy analyst within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and in the Department of the Navy and as an adjunct professor at American University's School of International Service.
The meeting will be an opportunity for members to discuss business issues, and concerns in the region, as well as to hear about USTR’s priorities and vision for the future of U.S. trade relations in Southeast Asia. Dawn will also discuss highlights of Ambassador Tai’s meetings with her ASEAN counterparts, which will be held next week.