Frank Lavin

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Lavin in 2005

Frank Lavin (Franklin L. Lavin) is a native of Canton, Ohio. As Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Lavin headed the International Trade Administration for the United States Department of Commerce from 2005 until 2007.[1][2]

Lavin served as the United States Ambassador to Singapore from 2001 to 2005.[3] A 2005 report by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State praised Lavin's leadership in this position, calling him "a strong leader with a high degree of intellectual curiosity who wants to be kept well-briefed by all agencies, and yet lets people do their jobs without micromanaging".[4]

Under Secretary Lavin earned a B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; a M.S. in Chinese language from Georgetown University; a M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University; and a M.B.A. in Finance at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.[3]

Frank Lavin and his wife Ann (née Wortley) have been married since 29 November 1980.[5] They have three children.

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