Frank Lavin (Franklin L. Lavin) is a former White House aide, United States Diplomat, and bank executive. Since 2010, Lavin has served as CEO of Export Now, a company dedicated to helping consumer brands sell their products in China.
Lavin served as the United States Ambassador to Singapore from 2001 to 2005. 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".
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.
- United States Department of Commerce press release (28 October 2005). "Gutierrez lauds Senate for voting to confirm Franklin L. Lavin as Under Secretary for International Trade". ITA.doc.gov.
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- Biography. "Franklin L. Lavin, Undersecretary for International Trade". ITA.gov.
- Report of Inspection: Embassy Singapore (Report). Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State. 2005. p. 8. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
- John Gizzi (14 August 2007). "Remembering Rove". Human Events.
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