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Spotlight on Commerce: Jeffrey Burton, Administrative Director, Denver Regional Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog by Jeffrey Burton, Administrative Director, Denver Regional Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration As the Administrative Director for the Denver Regional Office of the Economic Development Administration (EDA), I am responsible for leading a team of dedicated professionals in empowering 100 Economic Development Districts across 10 western states in meeting the economic...

Spotlight on Commerce: Anthony Winbush, Paralegal, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of the General Counsel

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Blog post by Anthony Winbush, Paralegal, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of the General Counsel I am a senior non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps. I serve as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA, reserve) to the Command Paralegal Manager, Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida....

Spotlight on Commerce: Craig Buerstatte, Acting Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Craig Buerstatte, Acting Director, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Economic Development Administration As a young high schooler in a small Wisconsin town, I was fortunate to receive mentorship from an amazing group of community-focused Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) instructors. Their adventures of service and combat took them to places like Panama,...

Spotlight on Commerce: Randy Caldwell, Chief of Staff, Office of Director, National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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Guest blog by Randy Caldwell, Chief of Staff, Office of Director, National Technical Information Service (NTIS) My kids seem to know Veteran’s Day is approaching sooner than I do and are always excited and pressing me to attend this function or that function. They approach this holiday with the same gusto and excitement as Halloween. Most of the time, much to my kids’ dismay, I shy away from...

Spotlight on Commerce: John C. Fleming, M.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development

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Guest blog post by John C. Fleming, M.D., U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development I am honored to serve the American people in the service of President Donald J. Trump and Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as we work together to help drive private sector investment to our nation’s most distressed communities. Through the President’s...

Spotlight on Commerce: Crystal Keaton, Administrative Support Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Blog post by Crystal Keaton, Administrative Support Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) My name is Crystal Keaton, and I am grateful to be able to say that at the age of 38 I’ve had two careers. One in the U.S. Army SSG (Ret). The second is the position that I currently hold with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research as...

Spotlight on Commerce: Shawn Cochran Senior Policy Advisor, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog post by Shawn Cochran Senior Policy Advisor, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) On Veterans Day, we honor the sacrifices and contributions our fellow citizens have made in the name of freedom and democracy for our country. Over the past 30 years, I have had the great pleasure of serving with service members who, without fail, put the needs of their nation...

Spotlight on Commerce: Megan Miller, Plain Language Writer/Editor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Guest blog post by Megan Miller, Plain Language Writer/Editor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) After earning my engineering degree and serving in the Navy for seven years, the next logical step in my career was to take a position as a writer-editor. Sounds disjointed? It's a more natural progression than you might think. Growing up, I loved math and science. Math homework was my favorite!...