Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel
U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Kim Glas, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials, oversees programs and strategies to improve the domestic and international competitiveness of the broad product range of U.S. textiles, apparel, consumer goods, metals and mining forest products, and chemicals and plastics manufacturing sectors and industries. Ms. Glas also serves as Chairman of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), which supervises the negotiation and implementation of textile and apparel agreements.
Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Glas served more than 10 years as a professional staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives. As Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Representative Michael Michaud of Maine for over seven years, Ms. Glas managed the Congressman’s legislative agenda and was the key advisor on international trade and labor issues. In addition, Ms. Glas worked for Representative John LaFalce of New York during her tenure on Capitol Hill, advising on trade and labor issues.
Ms. Glas earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She lives with her husband and children in Burke, Virginia.
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