October 2, 2008
News Release 08-095
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

BIANCHI NAMED CONGRESSIONAL RELATIONS OFFICER AT U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Shara L. Aranoff, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission, has announced that Dominic L. Bianchi has been designated as the agency's Congressional Relations Officer.

Bianchi will manage the ITC's congressional relations program and serve as liaison between the ITC and the U.S. Congress.

Prior to his appointment, Bianchi served for seven years as Counsel to ITC Commissioner Deanna Tanner Okun. Before coming to the ITC, he served Ambassadors Michael Kantor and Charlene Barshefsky at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as a congressional affairs specialist, policy advisor, and as the Assistant USTR for Intergovernmental and Public Liaison (acting). He also has practiced trade law in private practice.

Bianchi holds a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University and a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two daughters.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency that makes determinations concerning the impact of imports and their potential injury on domestic companies. The ITC staff includes experts who analyze virtually every commodity imported into the United States. The ITC provides data on international trade to the President, Congress, other federal agencies, and the public.

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