June 4, 2012
News Release 12-063
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin


Deanna Tanner Okun, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), announced today that Patricia R. Connelly has been designated as the Director of the Office of Human Resources at the USITC.

Connelly will plan, develop, and direct the USITC's human resources management program.

Connelly has more than 30 years of experience in the federal human resources (HR) field, including 15 years of management experience. She served as Director, Human Resource Management, at the Peace Corps from 2007 until her USITC appointment. Prior to that, she held numerous HR positions with increasing responsibilities with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), most recently Manager of Recruitment and Placement at USPS headquarters; Team Leader, HR Field Policies and Programs, at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC; and Manager of Human Resources in the USPS Central New Jersey District Office. Connelly's earlier USPS positions yielded experience in labor relations, compensation and staffing, employee benefits and services, and delegated examinations.

Connelly holds a bachelor of science degree in human resource management from the State University of New York, Albany, and a master of science degree in organizational development/HR from Johns Hopkins University. Connelly is certified as a Senior Professional of HR by the HR Credentialing Institute (HRCI), and as an Executive/Leadership coach by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). She resides in Alexandria, VA, and has two grown children - Jill, from West Hills, CA, and Anthony, from Lorton, VA.

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

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