January 5, 2004
News Release 04-003


Dan Leahy, Director of the Office of External Relations at the U.S. International Trade Commission, has retired from U.S. government service.

Leahy leaves the Commission after 34 years of federal government service, 30 years of which have been in the field of international trade. He joined the ITC in 1974 as an international trade analyst, then served as a senior investigator in the ITC's Office of Investigations from 1977 to 1984 before joining the staff of then-Chairwoman Paula Stern as her Executive Assistant.

In 1988, Leahy joined the staff of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the President, as Deputy Director for Policy Coordination. In that capacity, he served as Vice Chairman of the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee and as Deputy Executive Secretary to the Trade Policy Review Group. He returned to the ITC in 1992 as Deputy Director of the Office of Executive and International Liaison and served as Director of that office in 1996 until it was merged into the Office of External Relations. He served as Director of External Relations until his retirement on January 2, 2004.

Leahy received the Commission's Distinguished Service Award, one of the agency's top awards, given in recognition of outstanding contributions, in December 2003.

Leahy served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 to 1974. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, and received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from LaSalle University. He is married with four children and nine grandchildren. He looks forward to working with several nonprofit organizations and community service groups in his retirement.

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