Dale N. Tasharski
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe
U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
As the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, Dale Tasharski directs 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 include 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 more than 31 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), and also spent time in the International Trade Administration's Soviet and Eastern Europe economic policy unit in Washington, DC.
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), where he focused on Soviet and international security studies.
Dale is a recipient of the International Trade Administration's Bronze Medal for distinguished leadership (2011), and the Timothy J. Hauser Memorial Award for distinguished career service (2011).
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