Please join the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business and Business Forward for a White House Business Council briefing with Matt Erskine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, to discuss international trade. Mr. Erskine will provide an overview of the Administration's international trade agenda and its effect on the greater Boulder region and the state of Colorado. This will be an opportunity for you to speak with a senior Obama Administration official on how trade policies affect your business.
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Business Leader Briefing on International Trade
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
U.S. Department of Commerce
Thursday, January 28
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
University of Colorado Boulder
Leeds School of Business
995 Regent Dr, Koelbel S233
Boulder, CO 80302
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Biography: Matt Erskine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Economic Development Administration
Matt S. Erskine was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer of the Economic Development Administration in September 2011.
Mr. Erskine brings more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in business, public sector, and public-private partnerships. Prior to joining the Obama Administration and the Department of Commerce, he led the private-public partnership driving economic development and foreign direct investment for the 5th largest metropolitan region in the U.S. and worked in senior roles at global business consulting firms. Mr. Erskine also served as the Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade in Virginia Governor Mark Warner’s Administration, where he led multiple innovative economic development initiatives, had oversight of 16 departments and agencies, and was a member of the management team responsible for Virginia's designation as the nation's best-managed state.
Mr. Erskine received special recognition from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2014 for leadership in and service to the economic development profession.
Mr. Erskine earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Harvard Business School. He competes in ultra-distance races, marathons, and triathlons. Erskine and his wife have three children.
About Business Forward
With the help of more than 50 of the world's most respected companies, Business Forward is making it easier for tens of thousands of business leaders from across America to advise Washington on how to create jobs and accelerate our economy. Business Forward is active in 100 cities and works with more than 450 senior Administration officials, Members of Congress, mayors, and governors.
To date, the organization has also brought more than 3,000 business leaders to the White House to brief the President's economic advisors. Business leaders who have participated in these briefings have seen their suggestions implemented in the Affordable Care Act, the Jobs Act, three trade agreements, and every one of the President's budgets. Many have also shared their recommendations with their representatives in Congress and through op-eds and interviews with local media. Ninety-eight out of 100 business leaders who have participated in a Business Forward briefing would be interested in participating in another one.