June 7, 2012
News Release 12-065
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


Deanna Tanner Okun, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), announced today that Chris Swetz has been designated as the Director of the Office of Budget at the USITC.

Swetz will serve as the agency's Budget Director. In that role he will work with the Commissioners and Office Directors in the formulation and execution of the agency's budget.

Prior to his USITC appointment, Swetz worked for 10 years with the Veterans Benefits Administration within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, most recently as a Supervisory Budget Analyst. He served as a Lead Budget Analyst from 2008 to 2010 and a Budget Analyst from 2004 to 2008 and from 2002 to 2003. Swetz was a Veterans Service Representative with the VA from 2001 to 2002.

Swetz served as an Infantryman with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1995 to 2001.

Swetz holds a bachelor's degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in public administration from Troy State University. He resides in Washington, DC.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) 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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