Frank Lavin

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Lavin in 2005

Frank Lavin (Franklin L. Lavin) is a former White House aide, United States Diplomat, and bank executive.[1] Since 2010, Lavin has served as CEO of Export Now, a company dedicated to helping consumer brands sell their products in China.[2]

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.[3][4]

Lavin served as the United States Ambassador to Singapore from 2001 to 2005.[5] 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".[6]

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.[5]

Frank Lavin and his wife Ann (née Wortley) have been married since 29 November 1980.[7] They have three children.


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