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MARGARET "PEGGY" PHILBIN SWORN-IN AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Margaret "Peggy" Philbin Sworn-In as Deputy Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Director Leocadia I. Zak announces the appointment of Ms. Peggy Philbin to serve as Deputy Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

"Peggy brings a wealth of management experience to the Deputy Director position," said Director Zak in making the announcement. "She has an exceptional record of service in the Federal Government that will serve the Agency well as it continues to help American companies create U.S. jobs through the export of goods and services to emerging economies."

Ms. Philbin most recently served as the Executive Director of the Bureaus of Administration and Information Resources Management at the U.S. Department of State. As the Executive Director, Ms. Philbin served as the chief operating officer for two of the Department's largest and most complex bureaus. Prior to joining the Department of State, Ms. Philbin served in various capacities in the Department of Justice, most notably as Deputy Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review ("EOIR"), the nation's immigration court system.

Prior to her federal service, Ms. Philbin practiced law in both New York and Florida and served as adjunct professor at several universities. She is a member of the New York and Florida Bar and has served on several public-private sector boards.

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency advances economic development and U.S. commercial interests in developing and middle-income countries. The agency funds various forms of technical assistance, feasibility studies, training, orientation visits and business workshops that support the development of a modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment. USTDA's strategic use of foreign assistance funds to support sound investment policy and decision-making in host countries creates an enabling environment for trade, investment and sustainable economic development. In carrying out its mission, USTDA gives emphasis to economic sectors that may benefit from U.S. exports of goods and services.

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency advances economic development and U.S. commercial interests in developing and middle-income countries. The agency funds technical assistance, feasibility studies, training, reverse trade missions and business workshops to support development of modern infrastructure and a fair and open trading environment. USTDA's efforts create an enabling environment for trade, investment and sustainable economic development.

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