Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Mary Saunders was named Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services in December 2008. In this capacity, she manages the day-to-day operations of the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Manufacturing and Services division of more than 200 industry specialists, economists and international trade experts. She helps strengthen the competitive position of U.S. industries in the U.S. and world markets by coordinating Commerce Department strategies, policies and programs with U.S. industries in mind. In addition to manufacturing, services and industry analysis units, MAS houses the Advisory Committees Staff and the Office of Standards Liaison for ITA. Working with industries and other government agencies, MAS analyzes industrial competitiveness issues and takes action to resolve problems.