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For Immediate Release: June 28, 2006
Contact: Matt Braud  (202) 482-3809


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Department of Commerce Under Secretary Franklin L. Lavin today announced that Ana Guevara has joined the Department of Commerce as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services in the International Trade Administration. The services sector represents approximately 75 percent of the private sector economy of the United States.

“Ana is highly respected in the international trade community with a results-oriented reputation,” Under Secretary Lavin said. “Her broad range of skills and experience will play an integral role in promoting President Bush’s trade policies that strengthen our economy.”

Guevara will oversee and manage three separate offices, which develop trade policy, identify foreign market barriers and analyze trends affecting the domestic and foreign competitiveness for U.S. businesses in the service, tourism and finance industries. Her office provides technical support to the United States Trade Representative during trade negotiations.

Additionally, Guevara will work to ensure that U.S. exporters have competitive access to export finance through the Department of Commerce’s representation on the Export-Import Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

“It is an honor to serve President Bush and Secretary Gutierrez as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Services,” said Guevara. “America's services industries is the fastest growing sector in international trade, and I look forward to enhancing the global competitiveness of these industries.”

Guevara served 12 years at the United Parcel Services (UPS). Most recently, she was UPS’s vice president of public affairs for the Americas, where she oversaw all of UPS’s government and corporate relations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to UPS, Guevara served in President George H. W. Bush’s Administration as special assistant in the office of the assistant secretary of Policy and International affairs at the Department of Transportation.

Guevara is a graduate of the George Washington University where she received her BA degree in International Affairs in 1985.

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