March 4, 2002
News Release 02-022


Stephen Koplan, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), announced today that Marilyn R. Abbott has been named Secretary to the Commission. Abbott will manage the Commission's public meetings and hearings and oversee the filing and maintenance of the agency's official records. In addition, she will lead efforts to upgrade the Commission's electronic document management system, which will enhance the public's Internet access to the public inspection files maintained in every ITC investigation and allow parties to ITC proceedings to file certain documents electronically.

Abbott has served as the Deputy Secretary to the Commission for the past four years. Prior to joining the ITC, she served as Manager, Dissemination Branch, Office of Thrift Supervision, at the Department of the Treasury, where she was responsible for both library operations and public information dissemination activities. She also served as a Senior Litigation Support Specialist at the Environmental and Natural Resources Division, Department of Justice, and as an expert/consultant to the Project Support Services Officer in the Integrated Support Services Office of the Library of Congress.

Abbott is a graduate of Cornell University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and of the University of Maryland, where she received her Master of Library Science degree, majoring in Information Systems and Reference and Bibliography.

The ITC is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.

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