Meredith M. Broadbent
Meredith M. Broadbent, a Republican of Virginia, is the Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission. Chairman Broadbent was nominated to the USITC by President Barack Obama on November 8, 2011, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 2, 2012. President Obama designated her Chairman for the term June 17, 2014, to June 16, 2016.
Chairman Broadbent held the William M. Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies from October 2010 until her USITC appointment. From 2003 to 2008, she served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Industry, Market Access, and Telecommunications. In that position, she was responsible for developing U.S. policy that affected trade in industrial goods, telecommunications, and e-commerce. She led the U.S. negotiating team for the Doha Round negotiations to reduce tariff and nontariff barriers on industrial goods and successfully concluded an innovative plurilateral trade agreement with the European Union, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. She also directed an administration initiative to reform the Generalized System of Preferences program for developing countries.
Chairman Broadbent holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Middlebury College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management.